Jump to content
barca

Team Yankee Mega Battle – Blackhorse Cav at Fulda Gap

Recommended Posts

Team Yankee Mega Battle – Blackhorse Cav at Fulda Gap
WHAT: Team Yankee miniatures rules from Battlefront
WHEN:

  • Play testing (small version of the scenario) is planned for Saturday, July 14, 1:30-5:00 PM.
  • The full-blown scenario date and time: TBD

WHERE:

  • Play testing (small version of the scenario) at Guardian Games, Portland OR.
  • The full-blown scenario location: TBD

.
WHO:

  • Playtest version 3-4 Team Yankee commanders with experience and mostly their own forces*.
  • Full-blown version: 6-8 Team Yankee commanders with experience and mostly their own forces*.

WHY: To push plastic and roll dice.


Special Request: One continuous wargame table, 6’ x 12’, (elevated, 40k-style), plus two endcap tables or game tables off to the side (standard height) for bags, staging miniatures, books, dice, etc.

It’s 1985 and the Cold War Has Gone HOT!
The US 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (and other NATO allies) is defending the Fulda Gap (Germany) from a horde of Soviet and East German Tanks. As the NATO Commander, can you hold the line against the Armored Ride Tide? As the Warsaw pact Commander, can you punch through the NATO defenses? Which team will have the last soldier standing? A battle for 4-6 Team Yankee commanders. Bring your own forces, 100-point list, or borrow one of ours*. Game masters will add supporting forces, above the 100-points. EXPERIENCE required RECOMMENDED, as the pace will be FAST and the action will be INTENSE. chgd JUN 7

Sign up by replying below.

* We have two armies to loan to EXPERIENCED players: 1 Soviet and 1 USA.

SCHEDULE:
Setup:                              10:00-11:00 AM.      Gamers bringing terrain should arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 to setup.
Commander’s Briefing: 11:01-11:15 AM
Team Planning:              11:15-11:29 AM
Dice drop:                        11:30
Up to 5 hours of battle
Ends:                                 4:30 PM,      or earlier, if one or both teams are ANNIHILATED.
Tear down, pack:             4:31-5:00 PM

GM: barca - contact via personal message at www.ordofanticus.com

Commanders, NATO:
Name/Avatar, Nation, Force, bringing own force or borrow loaner army (one to loan: USA M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team)
A.
B.
C.

          *D. We could have a fourth commander if one of them only wants to run the supporting units

Commanders, Warsaw Pact:
Name/Avatar, Nation, Force, bringing own force or borrow loaner army (one to loan: USSR/Soviet Tank Battalion)
1.    JeffreyL/?, Soviet, Tank Battalion, borrow the loaner.
2.    
3.    

      *4. We could have a fourth commander if one of them only wants to run the supporting units

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we will create a pool of support for each team, using the support options in the force diagram. Since we will have 2-3 force on each team, expect to see more than one of each type of support. We will try to have the same number of points of support for each team. The support pool will be centrally controlled by a team member.

So when you build your force list, you can include anything that is in your formation(s). Leave the  support units out of your 100 pts. Please DO list them below and DO bring them for the team support pool of resources.

For NATO, we need a US Armored cavalry force, or a British Medium Recce Squadron for the Covering Force part of the battle.

For the Warsaw Pact, barca will throw together a Reconnaissance Detachment or Forward Detachment from his own models for the Covering Force part of the battle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Yes, here: http://www.ordofanaticus.com/topic/210317-draft-calendar-for-flames-of-war-and-team-yankee-events/

2. Shop owners in Oregon City and PDX have greater demand for new, shiny products (like Blood and Plunder) and big sellers (like MTG). So when they do run/organize events, those are the ones they get involved in. Historical games (e.g. Flames of War) are left to Energetic proponents and promoters (read gamers/grognards) to organize events themselves, with occasional prize support from shops.

 

3. BTW, I can add to the listing any regular or special events that are outside the PDX area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I changed "WHEN..." to "TBD (To Be Determined). Saturdays in the Summer are very busy at GG, so I am investigating a good setup and date for this event. Check back or "Follow" this thread ("Follow" button at the top of this thread).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The full-blown version of this might occur in August, depending on a number of factors.

  • I plan on doing a smaller version of this scenario (two 4'x6' tables, short side adjacent) with some playtesters on Saturday, July 14.
  • The core of the scenario rules and admin pieces should be ready by then.
  • More details next week.

BTW, if someone really wants to test their skills and bring their own US Armored Cav Sqdn, this would be a great opportunity. If we don't have such a force available, then we will use a NATO mech force.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×