Redeye SAM Platoon
In Team YankeeEdit
A reskinned and reclothed Fliegerfaust Gruppe, IDF Redeyes provide the fluff player an option to represent the power of infantry SAMs: easily hidden in terrain, hard to destroy and as slow as an overloaded infantryman usually is.
While you might be expecting a rewrite plagiarized off the West German page, the Israeli Redeye actually fills a very interesting middle ground between your close ranged SPAAGs and the M48 Chaparral. WIthout a SPAAG capable of reliably destroying aircraft, the VADS and Shilka often serve as fire support while dedicated platforms take the brunt of the anti-air role, due to their limited range against helicopters and missile aircraft.
Enter the Redeye; a counterpart to the M48. While it might lack in firepower and range, 48 inches is almost always enough to cover most of your sensibly deplored forces on 6x4 table. Furthermore, their 3+ infantry saves plus foxholes makes them the ideal choice to hold defensive objectives. Add on their 4+ assault and you’re left with a very respectable alternative that may see actual play, depending on your strategy and your needs.
Redeye platoons come in sizes of 2, 4 or 6 teams at 1 point each.
|Israeli Forces in Team Yankee|
|Tanks:||Merkava - M60 Patton|
|Transports:||M113 Armored Personnel Carrier|
|Troops:||IDF Infantry Platoon|
|Artillery:||M109 Howitzer -M106 Heavy Mortar Carrier -M125 Mortar Carrier|
|Anti-Aircraft:||M163 VADS - ZSU 23-4 Shilka - M48 Chaparral - Redeye SAM Platoon|
|Tank Hunters:||Pereh - M150 TOW - Jeep TOW|
|Recon:||M113 Recce - Jeep Recce|
|Aircraft:||AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter - A4 Skyhawk|