|T-80U tank no. 342 in action at Legiocon. It would significantly outlast its warranty...|
My portion of the Warpac contingent included a platoon of T-80U tanks, and these squared off against Dallas' and John's Leopard 2A6s and MILAN teams. Many of the Soviet tanks were on fire after a couple of turns, but one particular vehicle - T-80U no. 342 - survived hit after hit after hit after hit. John finally remarked that the tank should be named "Felix the cat".
|Legiocon gamer John helped me with the translation of "cat"|
I promised John I would paint the battle honour in question on to the vehicle. Here are the photos for proof!
|Low-key pseudo bourgeois personalization of the People's Property - tolerated under combat duress only...|
Dallas and I tried to figure out how long we have had these Kitech models in action - I think it has been since 2006, so over six years! Tank no. 342 has repeatedly seen action in West Germany (all for perfectly legitimate, legal responses to unprovoked NATO aggression of course) and after this death-defying performance I figured it was time that at least one of these commie battle wagons earned an action honour.
|That weird face is supposed to be "Felix the Cat". So nobody is going to give me any commission work for cat cartoons...|
|We will beat their swords into ploughshares...after we beat them up...|