I finished up another NATO brigade, representing my West German contingent. I'm a little ashamed with my laziness, but I'll get over it. What I mean is, the vast majority of the vehicles were given a dark green-gray spray prime, then heavily dry-brushed with a lighter green-gray. But, when I primed I forgot an M-577 command track, a Gepard AA vehicle, an ADATs SAM vehicle (standing in for the Rolands I don't have), and two helos, which had been primed khaki. I didn't feel like going and spraying them (if I even have more of that green-gray spray paint). So, these guys got a NATO three-color camo scheme. Which turned out well, it just doesn't match the rest of the force. But it gives it character, right? ;)
Anyway, let's get to it:
I did not do up engineers or artillery for this brigade, they will 'share' from other forces (that I haven't finished yet, though I suppose the Canadians I've finished could stand in in a pinch).
The plan is for much cross-attaching of companies, to form 'tank-heavy' and 'mech heavy' battalion-level battle groups, with the Jaguars attached out by company to the battalion battle groups.
These pics really such; the camo actually looks really good on the table, much more subtle, nowhere near as garish as the flash is making them look. And they actually don't stand out from the green-gray vehicles as much as they do here, either...
Oh, and this reminds me: new 5Core BC forces are on hold until I get more bases from Litko. As you can see above, I ran out of the 30mm squares and had to go back to my old bathroom tiles, which are considerably smaller. I'm telling myself that I'll go back and re-base the ADATs once the Litko bases come in, but this is ME we're talking about.
Well, as you can probably guess by the fact I'm posting photos of units I completed (meaning I painted instead of played), I am still yet to get 5Core Brigade Commander on the table... But I did get in a monster game of “Generic Yet Action-Packed, WWI through Modern, Dogfighting Like Top Gun Rules” (GYAPWW1TMDLTGR), AKA, the dogfighting rules I've been playtesting. I'll look to get it written up and posted this week, but bear with me, it's massive (four hours, 109 photos).