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Team Yankee. Task Force Meatball, C Co 1/33 armor, 3rd Armored Division

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The project that my friend asked me to paint in January 2016 is now done!

(I actually started the week after Reapercon 2016....)

WiP

 

Pics of the Full Force (Less the 2 Cobras, that I forgot to include!)

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They are sitting on a special tray that my friend gave me for my birthday at Historicon, 2013. He has one just like it....

(The patch is one that I actually wore as a tanker in Germany from May 1984 to may 1986....)

 

Situation: August 1st, 1985

"We interrupt this program for a special announcement. Unconfirmed reports from Brussels, headquarters of NATO, state that the NATO nations have ordered their armed forces to mobilize and commence deployment to their wartime positions."

 

2 days prior, we see the small German hamlet of Sinntal, all is very quiet on the pre dawn of a Wednesday morning...

Nothing seems out of place....

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(This is a 6' by 4' terrain table that I set up to take pics for this show off. These are all piece from my WW II collection, as I have not purchased any of the new 'modern' buildings....)

 

0400 hrs 4 August 1985

Task Force 'Meatball' C Co, 1-33 Armor, 3rd US 'Spearhead' Armored Division, Captain Calvin 'Meatball' Albondega, commanding, has occupied it's wartime deployment fighting positions....

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The HQ Platoon, consisting of C66 and C65, has co located with 2nd platoon, C Company, 1-48th Infantry. This platoon was exchanged for C co 2nd plt, in the normal Army doctrine of combined arms.

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1st plt has deployed to the left, 3rd plt to the right.

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(The company was finishing up transition training from the M60A3 tank to the new M1 Abrams tank at Grafenwoehr / Hohenfels training areas, where 1st platoon was the only platoon to have the chance to finish painting their tanks from the base color that they came from the factory in...)

 

The Battalion mortar platoon has occupied its position in the rear are of the task force. With it's M577 Fire Direction Center. The objective at the back of the church.

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With a forward observer in the bell tower of the town church, his M113 waits at the base of the tower for when they need to displace...

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A plt of PIVAD air defense 'tracks' happens to be in the are, swapping 'pogey bait' and parts (Pogey bait is food the troops buy and bring to the field on their own nickel. Poptarts were always a good seller!)

(The 4 Gatling gun equipped 'tracks behind the the 3 platoons)

 

A pair of Cobra Tank killer tank hunters is also transiting the area when the hammer falls....

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Some pics of what the Soviet Forces would see....

(wish the door mat that the fields  are made from had settled down....)

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(I placed the camera on the table to give a 'mini's eye view')

 

And here they are all packed up for shipment to Charlotte, NC to my friend....

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Thanks to all those folks that followed along in the wip to give encouragement!

TC Complete!

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Very cool pics!

Great work George!

 

Your friend might want to invest in some A.A. though.

I know our flyboys love it when there is none....

*** Canopener 1 to Flight leader, moving in!!!***

 

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1 hour ago, Xherman1964 said:

Very cool pics!

Great work George!

 

Your friend might want to invest in some A.A. though.

I know our flyboys love it when there is none....

*** Canopener 1 to Flight leader, moving in!!!***

 

The 4 gating gun armed tracks are waiting for your flyboys...

I just have them dispersed behind the tank platoons. ...

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Very nice! I gave up on that type of plucked foam transport though. I got tired of it leaving scratches on my vehicles. Magnetic bases and galvanized steel are my favorite combination now.

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13 hours ago, Heisler said:

Very nice! I gave up on that type of plucked foam transport though. I got tired of it leaving scratches on my vehicles. Magnetic bases and galvanized steel are my favorite combination now.

Thank you!

 

Those transport blocks are actually laser cut by a company he favors.....

Battlefoam?

 

But they will make it much easier to ship!

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Congratulations on a job very well done, Knarthex! The entire force looks very cool together, and of course 'in action' pics just makes them that much cooler!

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So my friend just e mailed me, and it seems he got in a couple of games using part of the forces I sent him, and he was kind enough to send me picks of them in battle!

 

Pics

 

Thanks for peeking!

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