Thursday, 26 November 2015

Beyond The Foxholes: Ear and Eyes - Night Attacking German Armour

Hello All

Welcome to Beyond the Foxholes: Eyes & Ears Episode 10, our premium content podcast available on Libsyn.

In this episode we join Ben and Adam as they chat about using the Night Attacking German Armour in Late War, we have tips on how to make your lists, how to get the most out of the special rules and

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Week Off

Hi Guys

It's been a busy few weeks for us at Breakthrough Assault with house moves, new jobs and new additions to the family, So we are taking a little break. We should be back with articles for you all to enjoy on the 2nd December.

Thanks Ben

Monday, 23 November 2015

Team Yankee - M1 Abrams Kit Preview


It feels like Team Yankee is almost upon us, stores are taking pre-orders and some have copies of the rule-book out on display.  We've now know what the box sets will contain and how much they'll be selling at.  Here we have another sneak peek of a plastic kit, this time for the iconic M1 Abrams.

Friday, 20 November 2015

AIW AAR - Israeli Infantry Company vs UAR Tank - Hold The Line

Hello All and welcome to our first AIW AAR.

A picture from the first game.
As you know we have been collecting armies for a tale of four gamers challenge after
which we wanted to do three AARs with the armies.

This is the first game and sees my Israelis vs Adam's UAR, well not quite. We did start a first game which was fighting withdrawal but Adam's plane killed both of my Sho'ts in two turns and my Jeeps got MG'd shortly afterwards.

So we rolled for another mission and got Hold The Line. I decided against trying to Night Attack and tried to defend the village.
Israeli Infantry Company
  • HQ
  • Full Infantry (without transports) + Blindside
  • Full Infantry (without transports) + Blindside
  • Recce Jeeps
  • 4 AT Jeeps
  • 2 Sho'ts
  • 4 Heavy Mortars
UAR Tank Battalion
  • HQ T-55
  • 7 T-55 + Stabilzers
  • 7 T-55 + Stabilzers
  • 6 PT-76 + 4 BTR-50PK
  • 2 ZSU-57-2

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Changing Lists in the Digital Age

So this post has been inspired by a little thing I noticed when I was online the other day. If you go back to my list review of Berlin (digital) you'll get this about Munchberg

'We get two lists here, the first is a CV panzer list - with IR equipment! So we have all those nachtjager nightlight rules! And thrown into that is a far better list IMHO! Your core platoons are panthers or tigers - though the tigers have no skills and no IR. the other option in a combat platoon is 4 StuG late - with one upgradable to a hetzer, and another to a 4/70.'
Well I went to fiddle with this list the other day, and it had changed! you could now take StuH42's and also Panzer 4/70's in this slot. So following that I went to the forums, and there was loads of chatter about other options which could/should be in some of these lists (look at this thread for further reading)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Team Yankee - Shilka review

So here's the first platoon which I've done for my Soviet force. I chose to do the Shilka first as it was the most tank like of what I had, as such I could have a real play with the scheme I wanted to go across my whole army

Friday, 13 November 2015

A List For Reading Warefare

Hello everyone!

I'm writing this from hospital on my phone after a minor procedure so sorry if any auto correct mistakes slip through. No cause for concern though, if I have my way I'll be up at Reading as planned in a few days!

A year ago, at the Warfare event I got my first look at the Early War Book, Barbarossa. I'd been playing at events all that year (2014) with big Italian infantry lists and wanted something new, exciting and better for my back! Getting those stands in and out of cases under the tables all year occasionally made me wish I had a force which would fit in one, small box.

It definitely fits in a large shoebox!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Army Collecting

Hey all

Coxer back with some more musings on wargaming. This time it's about collecting your army.

Over the last month I've painted up 
Scout platoon for my UAR 
T26's for my Finnish
Kleinpanzers, kv1's Flammpanzer for my Germans.

And to me these three all show the different ways in which you can collect an army.

That specific list. This is how I would imagine most people start 
an army - and it's how I started my Germans/French/UAR - you come up with a list, bye the list and well - that's it! It's about working it out before you bye, whether by rule of cool or a tournament researched list - you buy what you need and leave it at that - quick efficient simple. The problem I always get with this approach is that every time I do this it ends up getting changed with play testing, but if you want to copy a net list then this really works for you. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

Team Yankee - Tale of Four Gamers

Hello All

With the new Team Yankee rule set coming out we decided to have a painting challenge to get us to paint up our armies as fast as possible, But this challenge won't be as ridged as previous challenges.
There won't be a "paint X points or X number of units in a month", as this is a new game and we don't want to worry about release dates we are going to paint up the units at our own pace but with the goal of having a 100pts army painted in three months (around the end of January). So expect regular updates over the next few weeks and months. So lets see what everyone is planning.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

AAR 3RTR vs FJ - No Retreat - Firestorm in the City

Myself and Winner got together for some FoW for Cameron's Firestorm Caen Campaign. We agreed that we wanted something a little more interesting than British Para's vs FJ's, so I bust out the 3RTR from overlord.
We each put together a 1500 point list and rolled to see which Beach I'd be hitting - we got Gold beach - I opted for the actual firestorm troops, where as Winner opted for the extra Points.

Friday, 6 November 2015

After Action Review - One Day Late War Tournament at IBuyWargaming

On Saturday 31 October I braved the suburban wilderness of Woking to take part in a one day Late War tournament at their local gaming store, IBuyWargames

The tournament was organised by our very own Fez and was a 1675pts open affair with no restrictions.

The venue was very nice and very welcoming and the action took place in the store itself, with a couple of games taking place upstairs in their dedicated gaming area.  This had the advantage of putting the action on display for all the customers on the day to see and ask questions about, something which I am always in favour of.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Beyond The Foxholes: Eyes and Ears Episode 9

Hello All

Welcome to Beyond the Foxholes: Eyes & Ears Episode 9, our premium content podcast available on Libsyn.

In this episode we join Ben and Steve Charlton as they chat about using the LRDG in Early War, we have tips on how to make your lists, how to get the most out of the special rules and

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Team Yankee - Rulebook Preview

Hello All

Last Friday we got a big package from Battlefront, within that package was a copy of the new Team Yankee rulebook.
We thought it would be a good idea to preview the book and WinnerDave took the opportunity to record our first video (this has been a long term plan finally coming to fruition). It did take WinnerDave a few takes but the end results are worth it.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Team Yankee - Hind Kit Preview

Hello All

After a small break last week we are back with another Team Yankee Monday post. Today we are going to take a very quick look at the new Hind plastic kit.
Battlefront very kindly sent over a picture of the sprue so lets have a look at it.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Team Yankee - Army Deals

Hello All

We have a special Sunday Team Yankee post for you today. Early this week the army deals got posted up on the Team Yankee Facebook page.
We thought we'd have a quick look at the box sets on here.