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World War III: British Spotlight (WW3-02)

World War III: British Spotlight (WW3-02)
Inside our new British book for World War III: Team Yankee you will find a lot that is familiar for those with the original British book, Iron Maiden. However, we have added a whole lot more including new equipment like Challenger tanks and Warrior infantry fighting vehicles, their units and formations, as well as new support and new background.

World War III: British Spotlight...

Product Spotlights
British Starter Force (Plastic) (TBRAB03)

British Starter Force (Plastic) (TBRAB03)

This Starter Force Contains:

  • Five Challenger Tanks
  • Two Chieftain Tanks
  • Two Warrior with Milan Anti-tank Vehicles
  • Two Scimitar or Scorpion Light Tanks
  • Four Fox Armoured Cards,
  • Two, MLRS Rocket Launchers
  • Two plastic Lynx helicopters
  • Eight rare-earth magnets
  • Four decal sheets
  • One Complete A5 Rulebook,
  • One British "Start Here Booklet"
  • Eleven Unit cards
  • One set of Death Or Glory Tokens

British Starter Force (Plastic) (TBRAB03)...

Challenger Armoured Troop (Plastic)  (TBBX11)
The new Challenger is not so much a revolution, but an evolution of the tried and tested Chieftain. The armour has been improved incorporating composite Chobham armour The engine, transmission and suspension all have better performance and reliability, making it faster and more manoeuvrable than the Chieftain.

Challenger Armoured Troop (TBBX11)...

Challenger Armoured Troop (TBBX11)

Chieftain Armoured Troop (TBBX01)

Chieftain Armoured Troop (Plastic) (TBBX01)
The British fought the Second World War in fast light tanks, outgunned by their opponents. But times have changed! Now, the Chieftain tank has the thickest armour and biggest gun of any tank in NATO.

Chieftain Armoured Troop (Plastic) (TBBX01)...

Warrior Platoon (Plastic) (TBBX12)
The new Warrior infantry fighting vehicles are much faster and better-armed than the old FV432 APCs. The improved speed and mobility provided by the Warrior allows the squaddies of the Staffords’ mechanised platoons to keep pace with the new Challenger tanks.

Warrior Platoon (Plastic) (TBBX12)...

Warrior Platoon (TBBX12)
Fox Recce Troop (TBBX13) Fox Recce Troop (Plastic) (TBBX13)
The Fox Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Wheeled) (CVR(W)) replaced the Saladin armoured car in service with the Regular and Territorial Army reconnaissance regiments. The Fox is a 4-wheel drive armoured car with a powerful Jaguar 4.2 litre petrol engine making it one of the fastest vehicles of its type.

Fox Recce Troop (TBBX13)...

FV432 or Swingfire Platoon (TBBX02)
The FV432 armoured personnel carrier is the British equivalent of the ubiquitous American M113.The design is very conventional, being made of welded steel plates and capable of carrying a section of ten infantry.

This box gives you five plastic FV432 APCs to use as ‘battle taxis’, delivering your infantry to the battlefield protected from enemy fire. Or you can assemble them as Mortar carriers or Swingfire missile vehicles.

FV432 or Swingfire Platoon (TBBX02)...

FV432 or Swingfire Platoon (TBBX02)

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)

Scorpion or Scimitar Troop (TBBX03)
The British Army Of the Rhine had three tracked reconnaissance regiments. The recce troops of the first two were equipped entirely with Scimitar reconnaissance vehicles, while the recce troops of the third mixed Scimitars and Scorpions together.

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Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)
The FV103 Spartan armoured personnel carriers based on the same Scorpion chassis as the rest of the squadron. These give them the speed and protection to get into position ahead of the enemy in time to prepare a hot reception.

Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)... 

Spartan or Striker Troop (TBBX04)

M109 Artillery Battery (Plastic) (TUBX24) M109 Artillery Battery (Plastic) (TUBX24)
The excellence of the M109 self-propelled howitzer is evidenced by the fact that it is used by every Western army on NATO’s Central Front apart from the French. The M185 155mm howitzer fires a wide variety of ammunition, including conventional high explosive, DPICM (Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions) bomblets, scatterable minelets, and Copperhead laser-guided projectiles out to a range of 18 km (11 miles).

M109 Artillery Battery (Plastic) (TUBX24)...

M270 MLRS Battery (Plastic) (TUBX25)
The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a high-mobility automatic artillery system. It is made up of a twelve tube launcher packaged in two six-rocket pods, which are mounted on a stretched Bradley chassis with excellent crosscountry mobility.

M270 MLRS Battery (Plastic) (TUBX25)...

M270 MLRS Battery (Plastic) (TUBX25)
Harrier Close Support Flight (TBBX15) Harrier Close Support Flight (TBBX15)
The Hawker-Siddley Harrier, the famed ‘Jump Jet’ could swivel its exhaust nozzles down to allow it to take off vertically. The Hawker-Siddley Harrier, the famed ‘Jump Jet’ could swivel its exhaust nozzles down to allow it to take off vertically.

Check out the Harrier Close Support Flight in the online store...

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
The TOW Lynx mounts the US Improved TOW anti-tank missile for the HELARM (Helicopter, Armed) operations. The Lynx is fast and aerobatic, making it ideal for the anti-tank role as it can fly below tree-top level to sneak into position, then pop up using its roof-mounted sights to acquire targets and destroy them with its missiles.

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)...

Lynx HELARM Flight (TBBX05)
Mechanised Company (TBBX10) Mechanised Company (TBBX10)
The Mechanised Company comprises a Company HQ and two Mechanised Platoons. Each platoon has an impressive variety of firepower at its disposal, with the ‘Gimpy’ (GPMG or General Purpose Machine-gun) and L1A1 SLRs (Self-Loading Rifles), the ‘Charlie G’ (84mm Carl Gustav recoilless gun) and one-shot 66mm light anti-tank weapons for anti-tank work, and a 2” light mortar team, whose main role is to use smoke to blind enemy machine-guns.

Mechanised Company (TBBX10)...

Mechanised Platoon (TBR702)
As the FV432 armoured personnel carrier was designed to carry a full section of infantry, the mechanised platoon mirrors the organisation of the standard rifle platoon with a HQ section and three rifle sections.

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Milan Group (TBR706) Milan Group (TBR706)
The Milan missile is a modern man-portable, light anti-tank missile. Its small size makes the missile team easy to dig in and conceal, yet it can penetrate most tanks. The British have access to a plentiful supply of Milan systems, making them fearsome in defence.

Milan Group (TBR706)...

Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)
The FV433 Abbot self-propelled gun mounts a 105mm gun on a modified FV432 armoured personnel carrier chassis. Although its calibre is relatively small for a modern artillery piece, the 105mm gun fires a high-capacity shell that gives it an excellent performance.

The Abbot provides close support for the armoured brigades, where its presence is much appreciated. The guns are very effective against infantry and light armour, as well as providing smoke screens to mask the defenders from enemy fire while repositioning.

Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)...

Abbot Field Battery (TBBX06)

Chieftain Marksman AA Battery (TBBX14)

Chieftain Marksman AA Battery (TBBX14)
The Marksman system was designed to be fitted to a variety of main battle tank hulls, including both the Chieftain and the Challenger. The first prototypes were tested in 1984 and with the war looming, the British Ministry of Defence decided to approve an emergency purchase of enough systems to provide low-level air defence for its armoured regiments in Germany.

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Tracked Rapier SAM Section (TBBX07)
Tracked Rapier is a self-propelled version of the excellent Rapier surface-to-air missile (SAM) mounted on the chassis of a modified American M548 tracked carrier. Typical of British missiles, the Rapier is not a homing missile, instead the commander tracks the target using a helmet-mounted sight, and the launcher sends signals to the missile to steer it on to the target.

Tracked Rapier SAM Section (TBBX07)...

Tracked Rapier SAM Section (TBBX07)

World War III British Gaming Aids
Even though they are toy soldiers, your troops react to heavy fire like real soldiers. Sometimes they get pinned down or bail out of their tanks. They can dig foxholes for protection or go to ground, hiding from the enemy. Tokens help you keep track of the state of your troops.

World War III: British Gaming Aids...

World War III: British Token Set World War III: British Template British Dice Set (TBR900)

Iron Maiden Special Order Plastics

World War III British Special Order Plastics
Do you want one tank, vehicle or aircraft to complete your force without having to buy a whole platoon box? Maybe you just need one more vehicle to fill out your optimal army build. Whatever the reason, you can now purchase single plastic models as featured in World War III: British through the Special Order section on our online store.

World War III: British Special Order Plastics...

Battlefront Paint Sets
Each Paint set together with the Utility Paint Set, provides the specialist colours needed to paint your WWII or WWIII force in the appropriate colours all in an easy to grab box. Get everything painted! From the camo paint all the way to the tow cables.

Battlefront Paint Sets...

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World War III: British Articles

How to keep your Challys Happy and Alive

How To Keep Your Challys Happy and Alive
Many of us love to get our big toys on the table such as the glorious new Challenger minis as well as my old favourites, the M1 and Merkva II. While it brings out the frustrated wannabe tank commander in all of us, nothing is more disheartening than seeing your lusciously painted new minis vapourise through poor tactics. 

How to keep your Challys Happy and Alive...

British Markings
Vehicle markings of the BAOR
The British have a more complex marking and unit numbering system than other NATO countries, and they have a variety of decal sheets.

Casey has prepared a handy guide to help you correctly place all of your vehicle markings.

British Markings...

British Markings

Hiding in Plain Sight: Modelling Camouflage Netting

Hiding in Plain Sight
Modelling Camouflage Netting
Miniature designer Evan Allen has been conducting exhaustive research for his new Iron Maiden army. One thing he found for the CVR(T) (Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)) family of vehicles was the extensive use of camouflage netting and local foliage – important for lightly armed and armoured vehicles whose mission (and survival) relies on being inconspicuous.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Modelling Camouflage Netting...

Hail To The Chief:
Building a Team Yankee Force with the British Chieftain
Mitchell Landrum offers his thought on creating a force for Team Yankee featuring the British Chieftain Armoured Squadron from Iron Maiden.

Hail To the Chief...

Hail To The Chief: Building a Team Yankee Force with the British Chieftain

Father Christmas
Inspired by the release of Iron Maiden, James has whipped up a model of a decidedly British Father Christmas delivering some well-deserved refreshments to the thirsty squaddies in Germany.

Father Christmas... 

World War III: British Scenarios
World War III: British includes two scenarios; Covering Force and The Defence of Shellerten. Now you can play a third scenario covering the defence of the Bridge at Heinde. There is also  an extended scenario that combines all three scenarios into a mini-campaign, Call Sign Charlie.

World War III Scenarios... 
World War III: British Scenarios

Last Updated On Friday, July 9, 2021