|Marder IFV in 1/100 scale from Battlefront's "Team Yankee" range|
I had high hope for this bonus round, but it was not to be this week. Work, life etc. So for the "West" theme round I binned my pretension to instead offer a single 15mm vehicle, a Marder infantry fighting vehicle from the West German Army in 15mm, finished very late last night. This is a model from Battlefront's super fun "Team Yankee" game of Cold-War-gone-hot rules.
Hipsters and pedants constantly point out how "Team Yankee" is more appropriate for 6mm size figures, given the scale and range of the weapons involved in this (thankfully imaginary) conflict. And they are absolutely correct. But it doesn't change the fact that our crew in Winnipeg has had a hell of a lot of fun playing "Team Yankee" over the past few months. The models coming out of Battlefront have been, for the most part, excellent, an incredibly complete range of figures. And this from a guy who absolutely despises plastic models...
|Count on the West Germans to have a sexy-looking IFV for their troops...man that 20mm cannon looks vicious...|
|Panzr grenadier section ready to hold back the red hordes...|