Team Yankee seems to have captured the imagination of the Flames of War players at the club. While most have built up 15mm forces for Russians and Americans, there has been a lot of interest in 6mm, based on cost, the ability to build larger and more varied forces and a better look to the game on the tabletop. For me this is perfect, as I already have 6mm forces for US, Russian, British and French. With the publication of the Team Yankee supplement Leopard, I decided to order enough vehicles from Heroics and Ros to build up a force - I can always add more later if I like them for use with CWC. Infantry are from Mainforce.
I decided to paint these in olivegelb (yellow olive) rather than the later NATO three colour scheme. Vallejo yellow olive wasn't grey enough for me, so I used it as a base coat, but dry brushed it mixed with mid-grey and then added a little white for a lighter dry brush. Tracks are flat brown, tools are beige brown and flat aluminium, crosses are hand painted in black and white. Vision blocks are azure blue.
So, without further ado, a Leopard 2 Panzer Zug.
A Leopard 2 Panzer Kompanie. I suspect these could ruin a Russian regimental attack on a good day.
The panzergrenadier zug from the panzer kompanie, transported in three Marders, comprising two sections of infantry, each with Milan firing posts, and the command section.
A Roland air defence battery.
A Gepard air defence battery.
A Jaguar 1 jagdpanzer battery, HOT ATGM armed.
A Jaguar 2 jagdpanzer battery, TOW ATGM armed.
Not really represented in Leopard, a Leopard 1 ARV.
A Leopard 1 zug, from a panzeraufklarungs kompanie. These are rather more brittle than the Leopard 2s, but cost significantly less point-wise, so you can have a lot more, and they pack a punch.
A LARS raketenwerfer battery, with OP in M113.
A fliegerfaust gruppe, armed with Redeye hand held SAM missiles. The rules allow one stand for each weapon in a Gepard or Roland air defence battery. Apparently these troops represent the two spare crews available for each battery to allow 3 8 hour shifts to cover 24 hour air defence.
M109G panzerartillerie battery.
A Luchs spah truppe.
A Fuchs panzeraufklarungs zug, three infantry sections and a Milan firing post, with three Fuchs transports.
So, I now have enough vehicles and infantry to field a panzer kompanie, panzergrenadier kompanie and panzer aufklarungskompanie, plus supports. I still need to add flights of West German Tornados and Bo-105P PAH helicopters to complete all the functionality of the Leopard forces. I'm hoping to get some or all on the table top some time in the next few weeks.
As ever, thanks for looking.