AT Land Rover
"The thing about crazy people: they don't know they are crazy. That's what makes them crazy!"
- – Jim Jefferies
In Team Yankee
The epitome of glass cannon, the land rover invests all its value into a what is basically a 105mm tank cannon. At 1 point per vehicle in a section of 2 or 4, it is too squishy for practical use as a frontline unit. When used in defensive roles however, you might be able to pop a couple of BMPs or T55s and make your points back. It excels against infantry lists when enemy vehicles are kept away. With brutal and 2+ firepower, it delivers tank quality firepower for a dirt cheap price, with 4 shots for slightly less than the cost of a single Leopard 1.
While you might giggle at your opponent's sheilas in jungle hats, you are still paying a tiny amount of points for a very dangerous package. Players looking for cheap brutal weapons would have to look at the Leopard 1 for the next cheapest equivilent, running in at 3 points per piece: a rover platoon gives you much more bang for the buck at the cost of a single tank. While tanks would almost definitely focus on enemy armour and high value targets, the Rover is cheap enough to serve as fire support for a hammer and anvil list with Leopards pushing the flanks while Rovers support your trenchline of infantry.
It might have less armor than a snowblower, but has enough firepower to take out chunks of an infantry company.
With the introduction of the American Jeep during WWII, the Brits decided that they needed their own version, thus creating the Land Rover series of four wheel drive off-road vehicles. Throughout the British Empire, the Land Rover became the dominant light utility vehicle for both civilians and military alike. This specific model used by Australians was nicknamed the “gunbuggy,” using the M40 Recoilless Rifle to fill the role of light anti-tank. Despite the Vietnam-era M40 being replaced by the BGM-71 TOW and other similar missile launchers in many countries, the M40 remains popular to this day as a cheaper alternative, as its HEAT ammunition was eventually upgraded to penetrate up to 700mm of armour.
The current model is called the Land Rover Defender for the Brits, while the Aussies have the Land Rover Perentie. It even comes in a 6x6 version used by the SAS, known as the Long Range Patrol Vehicle, adopted in the 80s. Since then, these have been replaced by Supacat HMTs because the special forces boys need better toys than the grunts.
|ANZAC Forces in Team Yankee|
|Infantry:||ANZAC Mechanized Platoon - Milan AT Section|
|Artillery:||M125 Mortar Platoon|
|Anti-Aircraft:||M113 Redeye SAM section|
|Tank Hunters:||AT Land Rover|
|Recon:||Scorpion - M113 MRV - M113 LRV|
|British Support:||Abbot Field Battery - M109 Field Battery - FV432 FOO - Harrier Jump Jet - Lynx HELARM|