AMX Roland

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One wonders why this thing has more armour than the AMX-10RC.

In Team Yankee[edit]

La Stats Monsieur

The Roland is an expensive anti-air missile platform that has enough armour to tank autocannon fire from the front or a peppering of artillery fire. Mounted on an AMX-30 chassis and modified to carry Roland missiles, radar and additional radios, it plays more like a tank that kills aircraft than a tractor with AA missiles.

Crucial to the Roland's playstyle is their long-range missile; on a 6x4 table you could plant this unit in a corner and it would still be able to reach out and touch most points of the board. Against lists with less aircraft, like 2-4 hinds you might be able to plant them in a forest and loose enough hits to really do some damage. With ROF 3 and FP 4+, you will be hurting squadrons but not nuking entire squadrons from the skies.

Unlike the German Roland, the French version is rather unfortunately, their best anti-air unit. The mediocrity of the AMX-DCA ensures that you will probably buy this unit: it may not have the deadliest missiles in the game or be the most cost-efficient unit, but you cannot win the war without air defence units.

It is unique among AA vehicles for having 3+ cross and a 28" dash across open terrain, allowing you to run away from a flanking platoon of BMPs or an artillery zero.

4 points gets you 2 vehicles while 8 points gets you 4 vehicles.

IRL[edit]

Did I hear a cheese joke, Mr Hind??


French Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: AMX-30
Transports: AMX-10P- VAB
Troops: Section d'infanterie/Chasseurs - Milan Section Antichar
Artillery: AMX Auf1
Anti-Aircraft: AMX-13 DCA - AMX Roland
Tank Hunters: VAB Mephisto
Recon: AMX-10 RC - AMX-10P VOA
Aircraft: Gazelle HOT - Gazelle 20mm - Mirage 5