Monday, October 20, 2014

Resurrected Helicopters

My force for next year's CP6 Cold War Commander big game (we're doing battles around Hannover in a 1985 WW3 setting) is an air-mobile battlegroup with the following, hastily knocked up justification:

“As the Warsaw Pact drive near Hannover gained momentum, NATO supreme command tasked General Pieter de Groot, Chief of Staff of the Netherlands Army, with assembling an improvised air-mobile reserve to plug any gaps appearing in the ever-more-stretched defensive line. 

‘De Groot’s Fire Brigade’, as it became known to the British at least, took in light infantry, airmobile artillery, and anti-tank units from a number of countries. They rode in a crazy mixture of helicopters, even including some US Marine Corps Sea Knights diverted from the increasingly stable Norwegian front. It was a logistician’s nightmare but it gave SACEUR some confidence that he could respond to a major breakthrough.”  

This got me into thinking what suitable helicopters I could deploy to supplement my, sketchily justified, Boeing Sea Knights.  In the lead pile I found some rather old and battered castings that I acquired as part of an eBay lot.

A lick of paint and a little plasticard gluing later we have:


Two Lynx AH1s and an AH64 Apache.  They are pretty crude castings but the additions of a little detailing in the paint job lifts them nicely.


5 comments:

Richard Phillips said...

Looking good, I have some spare helo's if you are interested?
Cheers
Richard P

Richard Phillips said...

Forgot to say have you seen these?
http://www.hurlbat.co.uk/product-p/rot_300.htm
Cheers
Richard P

Counterpane said...

Oh, thanks Richard I had seen those but had forgotten the supplier's name.

Andrew Canham said...

Nice paint job, they'll look good next year.
Cheers, Andy

Counterpane said...

Damn! Just released the AH64A is dated as 1986+ in CWC. Guess I can't use it for our 1985 era games. :-(