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 Red Thunder Live Launch
On July 7th Battlefront ran a 12 hour live event covering all the activites that took place in the New Zealand office celebrating the release of the Red Thunder book for Team Yankee.
Highlights Package
James put together a highlights package of all the days activities if you want to see the best parts without having to watch it all.
Arms Race
As part of the launch we held a speed-assembly contest to see who could build a plastic Team Yankee tank the fastest. Watch the video and comment to win a Platoon Box of tanks!
12:24PM
Friday 7
Red Thunder Live Launch
Red Thunder
Here at the Battlefront studio in Auckland, we've started our 12-hour studio celebration of the Red Thunder!
Red Thunder Live Launch
Click here to check out our first live video on Facebook...
12:40PM
Friday 7
Red Thunder Product Catalogue
Red Thunder

Red Thunder is the first time we have decided to included a catalogue section in one of our books, so you easily browse through all the models available for the force in one place, without having to scroll through the online store.

Don't worry - the extra pages don't affect the price of the book (Red Thunder is the same price as the other hardcover Team Yankee expansion books)

Red Thunder Catalogue

PDF Click here for a PDF preview of the Red Thunder catalogue (2.5MB)...
2:10PM
Friday 7
Red Thunder Discussion
Red Thunder
While they work on getting their armies ready for the Red Thunder Firestorm campaign coming up in August, the guys discuss the new equipment and units available in Red Thunder.
Red Thunder Live Launch
Click here to check out our this video on Facebook...
2:22PM
Friday 7
Red Thunder - Know Your Soviets
Soviet
We take a look at the upcoming Soviet models from the Red Thunder book for Team Yankee. Featuring the T-64, BTR-60, Storm, SA-8 Gecko, 2S3 Acacia, Spandrel, BRDM-2 and SA-9 Gaskin.
2:35PM
Friday 7
We've been Thunderstruck!
Red Thunder
The soundtrack for our Red Thunder launch is courtesy of Orion's Reign, a heavy metal band from Athens, Greece, who were kind enough to give us permission to use their version of the AC/DC's Thunderstruck. Their rendition set just the right tone to give us energy for our noon-to-midnight session of continuous modelling and gaming.
3:30PM
Friday 7
Team Yankee Total War
Team Yankee
There comes a point in every gamer’s life when they want to do something big. Total War is designed to do just that — put big armies on big tables.

Instead of carefully choosing one or two Formations, you can field your entire collection at once: hundreds of points of Team Yankee troops arrayed across a large table.

Team Yankee Total War
PDF Click here to download the Team Yankee Total War Rules (2.8MB)...
4:32PM
Friday 7
It's Total War!
 
Chris and Andrew, playing 75 points each of Americans and West Germans, are currently challenging Wayne and Phil, playing Soviets and their East German allies, in a Team Yankee Total War game.
6:20PM
Friday 7
Firestorm: Red Thunder
Red Thunder
Firestorm: Red Thunder is the first installment in an on-going campaign for Team Yankee. The 6-week worldwide campaign starts August 12th in a store or club near you or on www.beastsofwar.com
7:30PM
Friday 7
Red Thunder is live on Digital
Rules
For those modern types who like their books in electronic form, Red Thunder is available now on the Flames Of War Digital app.
Red Thunder is live on Digital
7:45PM
Friday 7
Total War: The Aftermath
Gaming
The 4-player Total War game was brutal and bloody. Phil and Wayne's Warsaw Pact forces advanced rapidly, gaining Victory Points for capturing multiple objectives. Chris and Andrew inflicted heavy casualties while falling back in relatively good order, but they realised they had no chance of catching up and winning on Victory Points. For NATO to have a chance of winning, they would have had to fight on grimly in hopes of eventually breaking the enemy's morale - not really in the spirit of the fast, frenetic, fun game they all set out to play. So Chris and Andrew cheerfully conceded defeat, so we could all take a break for dinner.
9:45PM
Friday 7
Tank assembly race
Modelling
We decided to have a speed-assembly contest to see who could build a plastic Team Yankee tank (hopefully to a decent paint-worthy standard) the fastest. It wasn't necessarily a fair test, since certain tanks are inevitably quicker to assemble than others, but it was all in good fun.
Tank assembly race
Click here to check out the assembly race live video on Facebook...
11:00PM
Friday 7
Soviet army deals unboxing
Soviet
Chris and James unbox the two new Soviet army deals: Yuri's Wolves, featuring the new T-64 tank, and the re-relased Potecknov's Bears, which now has somewhat different contents.
11:35PM
Friday 7
Goodnight
Red Thunder
It's been (almost) 12 hours, and we're signing off - tired but happy. Thanks for joining us for the Red Thunder launch.
Goodnight


Last Updated On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by Chris at Battlefront