I also painted up one of the Armor in the US/NATO "3 color scheme" that would eventually cover seemingly everything in the US Army inventory.
I realized as I started painting the other companies of tanks that I was not painting M60s but rather M48s...which is OK becuase I love the M48 but not so OK considering the Battalion is an M60 Battalion. Oh well.
These battalions will be defending Obergeis from the Soviet Horde. The 79th Guards Tank Division. The infantry will be armed with Dragon missiles, and the ITV has its TOWs. Once I finish up the Soviets, I'll post the map for your edification.
|M60 Battalion minus 1 Company|
|NATO 3 Color Pattern|
|MERDC didn't turn out too badly for my first go.|
|lots of combat power.|
The MERDC pattern turns out much better on the flat-sided M113s. Pictured here are 3 companies as the Headquarters Company consisting of the Scout Platoon, Anti Tank platoon, and Mortar Platoon. These 3 platoons will be vital as They'll be faced with almost a Brigade's worth of Armor coming at them. The more "reach" they have the better.
|The TOW Launcher... I LIKE the way that camo turned out!!!|
|3 Infantry Companies wait to move out as NATO forces go on high alert.|
|Scout platoon followed by the Battalion mortars.|
|HHC Leading the way.|
|The entire force defending Obergeis...|
Dry-brushing the rest of the Soviets and we are ready for the battle! I was originally thinking Friday, but I may be able to get in the game prior to then as I have all week off. Huzzah!