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.