I never wanted to get into Team Yankee. Figured I needed another game system like a 120mm smoothbore hole in the head. But then the Red Hordes crossed the West German border and I was conscripted.

Picked up a Bannon's Boys US Army boxed set going cheap and have placed orders for various other supporting units - ITV/M109/M113/Infantry.

My idea is to paint them up with the MERDC cammo pattern. To me that pattern symbolises the 1980's Cold War era. All the yummy colour plates in Twilight:2000 were done in that.

So far I've more or less assembled one M1 Abrams to start with. I've left the side skirts off so I can get paint onto the tracks and rollers.