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Team Yankee

Team Yankee brings the conflict that simmered throughout the Cold War to life in a game where you command your troops in miniature on a realistic battlefield.
– back cover

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, written by Harold Coyle, published in 1987.

Phil Yates
Battlefront Miniatures Ltd.
Year Published
In Print
124-page hardback book, or 90-page, full-colour soft-cover mini-rulebook in an A5 (210mm x 148.5mm) format (without the specific army statistics)
Intended for use with 15mm figures.
One miniature = one soldier or vehicle.
Time scale, ground scale unspecified.
Infantry are based as two to four figure "teams." Vehicles are not based.


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Team Yankee

World War III

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This game is based on the 1987 best-selling novel by Harold Coyle, portraying World War III as seen through the eyes of a U.S. combat team.

Players take the role of Formation Commanders – commanding a Warsaw Pact battalion or NATO company – and are depicted on the tabletop by the commander figure. Formations are made up of Units, which are composed of Teams (a "team" is one vehicle or one infantry base). A points system allows players to construct balanced games.

The rulebook contains stats for U.S. forces (M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team, M113 Mech Combat Team) and Soviet forces (T-72 Tank Battalion, BMP Motor Rifle Battalion).


Afgantsy Air Assault Briefing

Afgantsy Air Assault Briefing

12-page, full-color booklet that comes with 11 Afgantsy Unit Cards. Allows you to field an air-assault spearhead force.

Czechoslovak People's Army - Warsaw Pact Forces in World War III

Czechoslovak People's Army

28-page booklet. Provides organization and unique equipment for Czech units. Comes with 39 unit cards.

Free Nations - Canadian, French, Dutch and Australian Forces in WWIII

Free Nations

100-page hardback. Adds Canada, France, Netherlands, and Australian/New Zealand to Team Yankee. Painting guide. Three scenarios.

Iron Maiden - British Army in World War III

Iron Maiden

48-page hardback book that tells the story of Major Charles Leslie’s Squadron of Chieftain tanks and the stubborn fighting withdrawal they fought against a relentless Soviet invasion.

Leopard - West Germans in World War III


Introduces the forces of West Germany to the turbulent battlefields of World War III in 1985. Includes background on the West German Bundeswehr (armed forces) and Heer (army) and their role in the initial stages of World War III, and the stories of Panzer Division 1 and Kampfgruppe Müller as they fight to defend their country from the invading communist forces.

Instructions for fielding panzer, panzergrenadier, and panzeraufklärungs companies. Painting guide. Three scenarios: At the Forward Edge of Battle, Delaying Attack, Flanking Attack.

Written by Wayne Turner. Published 2016. 52-page hardback book

Oil War - World War III in the Middle East

Oil War

116-page hardback. Provides background on the Middle East in the world of Team Yankee, with instructions on how to build Israeli, Iraqi, Syrian and Iranian forces. Adds T-62M tank battalions for Soviet players. Painting guide. Two new scenarios.



12-page, full-color booklet with set of 10 Panzertruppen cards. It allows you to field full companies of Leopard I tanks and Panzergrenadiers riding to battle in M113 APCs. Expands the options available to West German generals with a brand-new Force – Panzergrenadier Brigade 1 – and three new Formations: a Leopard 1 Panzer Kompanie, an M113 Panzergrenadier Kompanie and a Fuchs Panzeraufklärungs Kompanie.

Polish People's Army - Warsaw Pact Forces in World War III

Polish People's Army

28-page booklet. Provides organization for Polish units. Comes with 37 unit cards.

Red Thunder - Soviets in World War III

Red Thunder

64-page hardback. Expands upon the Soviet information from the Team Yankee rulebook. Painting guide. Three scenarios.

Stripes - US Forces in World War III


76-page hardback. Expands upon the United States information from the Team Yankee rulebook. Adds airborne and Marines. Painting guide. Three scenarios.

Volksarmee - East Germans in World War III


36-page hardback. Provides background on the East German army. Painting guide.

Quick Reference Sheet

Quick Reference Sheet

PDF format.

Field Manual 101

Field Manual 101

Frequently Asked Questions document for Team Yankee in PDF format.

More Missions

More Missions

Three new missions for Team Yankee, with extended rules for different times of day, and a new way of selecting missions. 22-page PDF.

Quick Missions

Quick Missions

Six missions for smaller games: Annihilation, Bypass, Free for All, Gauntlet, Recon in Force, Seize the Bridge. 14-page PDF.

Total War

Total War

Rules for large battles. 10-page PDF.

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