Happy New Year and all the best in 2014.
Monday, 2 December 2013
Finished some engineers for my American battle group. First up the heavy stuff, a M728 C.E.V(USM33) and a M60 AVLB(USM37) both by H&R.
3 platoons of engineers in M113s (USM11) including a Dragon ATGW, form an Engineering support company.
The engineering company can also be used to bolster the regular infantry, especially in defence.
|M728 and M60 AVLB|
|M60 AVLB with bridge deployed.|
Sunday, 1 December 2013
A10 Thuderbolt(USMA417),not the best model from H&R but they paint up just fine. Camo is "European 1" scheme, low vis decals are by Dom's Decals.
Too direct these beauties on target are some Forward Air Controllers.
Next up American engineers.
I did these units for last years Arctic Strike game, since then they have yet to see the light of day. While I was reorganising my Soviets I thought I would take some pictures. All the models are Heroics and Ross.
The CO unit consists of a BMD+30mm(SM20) and a BTRD(SM21), the AA unit is a ZPU23+crew(SM48) and the figures are from the Soviet Airborne Troops(M7).The anti aircraft units in the background are ZPU23s mounted on BTRDs.
|Co and air defence units|
The Soviets realised that airborne forces are vulnerable to counter attack by enemy forces and often lack the mobility to move far from their landing points .To give their airborne forces the mobility and improved fire they needed the BMD series of air deployable vehicles were developed. The first of these was the BMD1(SM19), listed as "BMD Paratroop" in the H&R lists.
|CO and BMD1 battalion|
|CO and BMD1 coy|
In the 1980s the BMD2 was introduced(SM20). This is listed as "DMD+30mm" in the H&R lists.
|CO and BMD2 battalion|
|CO and BMD2 coy|
Also used to provide limited fire power to the airborne was the ASU85(SM27)