Behold 2nd Armored Division (Forward)!
I started painting these figures years ago, and never got farther than two colors. Dusting off the World War 74' stuff inspired me to go back and actually finish the MERDC schemes that give them that Able Archer 84 goodness they deserve. There is something about MERDC that just brings back the Cold War memories. (That and models like the M114 Scout vehicle and Sheridan light tanks.)
|Winter Verdant Scheme on some light vehicles|
This unit was prompted by some trades I did for some used microarmor M60s that had a brown and green scheme. I had enough to build 2 Armor Battalions under the Modern Spearhead MTOEs. Thus the ID of building the 2AD Forward for the Cold War gone hot scenarios.
|Battalion Headquarters Stand|
|One platoon stand from A/2-66AR|
Another change I am making is to do infantry stands for all the dismounts (like in Cold War commander), and take all the BTRs, M113s and other APCs off the stands. The IFVs like the BMP and Bradley are true combat vehicles in their own right, but I think having carriers mounted as platoons doesn't reflect their role very well. As such I plan on just placing the carriers on the INF stand to represent when they are mounted/protected.
|Weapons Company with M150s|