Duncan, Eddie and Lee return with another episode of Shoot and Scoot to talk about what they have been up to in “Faces, Bases Something and Something”, go over the new FAQ changes in “all FAQ’d up”, peek at the new “World War III:TY – Soviet” book and answer your questions in “An Officer Answers”.
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Faces, Bases, Something and Something
00:03:08 – Duncan has been an unstoppable painting machine! Dutch! Soviets! Eqyptians! Iranians! All fall before him! Though doubts are setting in on how much Basij is too much…
00:11:50 – Lee has embraced the wonderful world of international communism and been painting his Soviets for Team Yankee. He has also converted to contrast paints.
[Mi-26 is the HALO. Its predecessor, the Mi-6 was the HOOK]
00:17:45 – Eddie has been somewhat distracted, but did take his Vietnam Local forces to work on, much to the non-amusement of airport security,
All FAQ’d up
00:29:30 – we discuss the recent rulings on Helicopters and Dual-Use weapons in Team Yankee, and Halftracks in Flames of War.
WWIII:TY – Soviet
00:55:00 – We discuss the new Soviet book. Thermobaric bombardments are in! T-72A remain in the box.
An Officer Answers
01:41:35 – Darren asks “Playing in my first tournament tomorrow. Staying up late painting the last of my army, my first, to have a “fully” painted Army on the table. My question is’ How late do I need to stay up to begin to approach the vaunted distinction of ‘As Late As Fez?”
01:44:14 – Ben, clearly taking a break from falling back off the TY wagon, asks “How many T-55s is too many?
Who’s better, the french or French Canadians?
Why does Lee hate the Super Hornet so much?”
01:49:00 – William asks “Are Bagration Soviets really that awesome since everything is hit on 3’s?”
01:51:00 – Craig asks “How many Basij infantry is the right number for Army based around the Basij infantry for the Iranian. Would it be an effective force.”
01:54:00 – William asks “What 100 point list should I run at US Masters?”
01:56:00 – Ernst-Udo asks “1.Will you be making house rule BMD(1-3, NONA) and BTR-D) cards for us since the new WWIII Soviets will not be including new VDV forces.
2. Is there any word on these so-called terrain pieces i.e. the Chinook and Mi-6 Hip when they might be appearing( sorry for being a pain about this)? Would you have any suggestion on how they would play as active pieces?
3. With all these new missions appearing for both, FOW and WWIII Team Yankee, will you be creating new grids/ matrices to decide missions to put on your website?”
01:50:50 – Regan asks “Is one basij batallion enough? I’m thinking depending on local meta maybe 2 fully painted basij batallions is the correct number, but I’m interested to hear your thoughts.”
02:03:00 – Dylan asks “I’m curious what the team thinks of the language of “Bailed out” tanks. Obviously, we know from history that most of the time crew that bailed out didn’t intend to get back in, but that tanks that were otherwise fight ready did get hit hard enough to cause the crew shock or panic. Despite this, FoW/TY’s temporary bailed-out stance has persisted through several editions now. How come? Do you think a “crew stunned” result would be more accurate or intuitive? It feels like the equivalent in most other wargames.”
02:06:20 – Chris asks “With the Soviets getting elite units (T80s), can we expect to see part-time Western forces (National Guard, TA etc) in future releases?”
Shoot and Scoot (and hidden track)
02:16:15 – Its time to Shoot and Scoot with another Dice of War dice.