So there I was thinking I haven’t visited the Team Yankee site in a while, and when I went there I was intrigued and pleased to see the announcement of the release of Team Yankee: Red Dawn.
Background on the Soviet Invasion of North America, Soviet Airborne Forces, the VDV, Cubans, US Continental and Militia Fores.
Instructions on how to build a Soviet BMD Air Assault Battalion, T-72B Tank Battalion, T-64BV Tank Battalion, Cuban T-62, T-55, BMP & BTR-60 Formations, and a US Militia Group.
Air Assault rules, US, British, West German, Soviet, Warsaw Pact and Cuban forces for the Air Assault Mission, and how to field the Mi-8 HIP, CH-46 Sea Knight, CH-47 Chinook, and CH-53 Sea Stallion transport helicopters.
Four Scenarios pitting US irregular Militia Groups against the Soviets.
Of course Red Dawn was the name of the 1984 film starring Patrick Swayze. The film depicts a fictional World War III centered on a land invasion of the continental United States by an alliance of Soviet, Warsaw Pact and Latin American states.
The story follows a group of teenaged guerillas, known as the Wolverines, in Soviet-occupied Colorado.
The Team Yankee version of Red Dawn is very similar, but is part of the Team Yankee setting, so there is a war in Europe whereas in the film the war was focused on the North American continent.
I like the concept of armed militia and pick up trucks with HMGs on board.
They could also be used for games in Wessex: The Second English Civil War for insurgent and militia forces.
The new helicopters also look interesting for air assault scenarios, both within and outside the Team Yankee background.
It will be interesting to see how far Battlefront will take this background. This blog post has an in-depth review of the rules and forces from the rule book.