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The Conquerer






Waiting for my shill money from Spiral Arm Studios

So I just invested in an American force for Team Yankee, along with a buttload of terrain.

I've played Flames of War for a while so I am reasonably familiar with the basic system(yet to actually study the Team Yankee rulebook).

What I bought was,

Ryan's Leathernecks, Bannon's Boys, Rifle Platoon, and an M113 platoon. Plus basically one of each type of terrain.

Any recommendations for a beginning army to make out of these things?

Self-proclaimed evil Cat-person. Dues Ex Felines

Cato Sicarius, after force feeding Captain Ventris a copy of the Codex Astartes for having the audacity to play Deathwatch, chokes to death on his own D-baggery after finding Calgar assembling his new Eldar army.

MURICA!!! IN SPESS!!! 
   
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Wicked Warp Spider




You'll need Stripes, if you don't have it. It has the rules for the M60s and the rifle platoon.

I've heard that Ryan's Leathernecks only includes sprue options for the M60A1. If true, that's the USMC version. The US Army uses the M60A3. So I'm not sure that the two boxed starters are compatible. Then again, I'm also not sure that you can run M60A3s and M1s in the same list. So they might not be compatible even if Leathernecks allows you to build the M60A3.
   
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot






The sprues include both options, mostly the gun (sleeved and not), and you can mix M60 with M1s, if you pick two different formations.
Stripes is a must-have either way.

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The Conquerer






Waiting for my shill money from Spiral Arm Studios

Yeah I picked up Stripes.

Self-proclaimed evil Cat-person. Dues Ex Felines

Cato Sicarius, after force feeding Captain Ventris a copy of the Codex Astartes for having the audacity to play Deathwatch, chokes to death on his own D-baggery after finding Calgar assembling his new Eldar army.

MURICA!!! IN SPESS!!! 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Maryland

Did you get the mech infantry platoon or the UH-1/Marine rifle platoon? You have picked units that are difficult to mix together in one army.

IMO, you need to decide if you are going to play M1s or M60s and Mech Infantry or Rifle Infantry.

If M1s, you won't have a lot of other support but you need another box of tanks, if M60s, you need to buy a few more Ryans (1+4+4) and possibly a M60 platoon box (for a company of 14) when it's available.

Three Ryans boxes will also get you 18 HMMWVs, which is enough for a 14 hull Light Cavalry Formation and 4 Stinger hummers.

An 85pt M60 force can be built from 3 Ryans boxes and a M60 platoon box. Add in a Mech platoon, a M106 platoon (3), and 4 VADS. Runs you around $300 total.

For M1s (well, the M1IP version)
7 M1IPs and a 3 hull M106 plt, 14 HMMWVs in a Light Cav formation, and 4 Stingers, UH-1 rifle platoon, 3 M109s and an Observer in support runs you 100pts.

You can also do M1s in an 85pt ACAV formation
HQ, 2 scout sections, 2x 3 M1IP platoons, Cav Mortars, UH-1, M109 btty, with 4 stingers and 4 VADS in support.

Stock M1s will get you 6 more pts to spend, but I like the extra armor on the IPs.

   
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The Conquerer






Waiting for my shill money from Spiral Arm Studios

I got the basic rifle platoon, but it looks like i could use the stands as a Mech Platoon if needed. MM was out of mech platoons.

Self-proclaimed evil Cat-person. Dues Ex Felines

Cato Sicarius, after force feeding Captain Ventris a copy of the Codex Astartes for having the audacity to play Deathwatch, chokes to death on his own D-baggery after finding Calgar assembling his new Eldar army.

MURICA!!! IN SPESS!!! 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Maryland

You'd be short a Dragon team, but you could substitute a SMAW team to stand in for the time being.

Every US force can take a UH-1 rifle platoon as support so you'll always be able to use it.

   
 
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