Spandrel

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It might be ugly and tiny, but it'll rip your turret right off your polished hull.

In Team Yankee[edit]

Da Stats

At first glance the spandrel looks like a dirt cheap way to get cheap AT onto the field. AT 21 is enough to threaten main battle tanks but not kill them reliably. This unit is a bit of a paradox, it needs to be stationary to shoot so it wants to be in ambush, but it is such a small unit you might want to start something a bit meatier on the table and leave this one in reserve.

This is really just a situational harassment unit because of this. NEVER rely on this unit to all your anti-tank work. It is hurt significantly by its thin armor and inability to move and fire, but you get what you pay for. Consider fielding this unit in PACT armies for the better skill rating and playing peekaboo with enemy vehicles using the blitz order to keep these guys alive, but only if you are looking for a small impact unit that offers an entire kill point if destroyed.

The Spandrel becomes marginally more effective with 4+ skill with the blitz and shoot and scoot orders. While ideal for picking off singular units like artillery OPs, killing a single tank will make the points of the platoon back immediately: if they fire first, that is.

Spandrels can be brought in all PACT armies with 2 vehicles for 1 point or 3 vehicles for 2 points as Divisional support and/or battalion level support in BMP/BTR infantry battalions.

IRL[edit]

Fun fact: the name 'Spandrel' is a designation made by NATO for the Soviet-made 9M113 Konkurs AT missile, often mounted on vehicles to provide mobile AT capability. The vehicle used in Team Yankee is BRDM-2.

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Soviet Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T-62M - T-64 - T-72
Transports: BTR-60 - BMP
Troops: Motor Rifle Company - Hind Assault Landing Company - Afghansty Air Assault Company
Artillery: 2S1 Carnation - 2S3 Acacia - BM-21 Hail
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - SA-13 Gopher - SA9 Gaskin - SA-8 Gecko
Tank Hunters: Spandrel - Storm
Recon: BMP-1 OP - BRDM-2
Aircraft: SU-25 Frogfoot - MI-24 Hind
East German Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T55AM2 - T-72M
Transports: BTR-60 - BMP
Troops: Mot-Sch├╝tzen Kompanie - Hind Assault Landing Company
Artillery: 2S1 Carnation - BM-21 Hail
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - SA-13 Gopher - SA9 Gaskin
Tank Hunters: Spandrel
Recon: BMP-1 OP - BRDM-2
Aircraft: SU-25 Frogfoot - MI-24 Hind
Polish Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T55AM2 - T-72M
Transports: SKOT-2A - BMP
Troops: Zmotory Kompania - Hind Assault Landing Company
Artillery: Dana SpGH - BM-21 Hail
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - SA-13 Gopher -SA-8 Gecko
Tank Hunters: Spandrel
Recon: BMP-1 OP - BRDM-2
Aircraft: SU-25 Frogfoot - MI-24 Hind
Czech Forces in Team Yankee
Tanks: T55AM2 - T-72M
Transports: OT-64 - BMP
Troops: Motostrelci
Artillery: 2S1 Carnation - Dana SpGH - RM-70
Anti-Aircraft: ZSU 23-4 Shilka - SA-8 Gecko - SA9 Gaskin - SA-13 Gopher
Tank Hunters: Spandrel
Recon: BMP-1 OP - BRDM-2
Aircraft: SU-25 Frogfoot - MI-24 Hind