Now that my USMC strike group is nicely put together, I’m thinking about my next Hind Commander project. The USMC strike group is a pretty blunt instrument: it’s based heavily around the AWACs lighting everything up and the Vipers come in to destroy what needs destroying. The Venoms are there in case I need a transport and the Kiowa to call in the airplanes.
In the interest of trying something different, I figured an Australian Defense Force (ADF) might be a good idea. Now, the ADF don’t run many different helicopters and most of them are transport. However, the do run the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) which has stats in Hind Commander and is a Recon/Attack helicopter. Given the opportunity I figured why not put together a Recon strike-group for something different.
|AH-64A Apache||Light Attack||III||III||70||2||140|
|ARH Tiger||Light Recon/Attack||III||IV||100||5||500|
|OH-58C Kiowa||Light Recon||II||II||30||1||30|
|Land Rover 110||Truck||I||—||15||3||45|
The idea behind this group is that it’s an ADF force with a couple of US Army Apaches providing cover (they being the only attack helos are necessary for the legality of the group). The Huey is also there as I need a light transport Helo (the UH-60, CH-47 and NRH-90 are all heavies).
One other benefit of the ADF is that they paint their vehicles in camouflage which will be a nice change from the pretty plain colours the US run with.