The government of Timbogo announced today that the first class of officers from the new Federal Army of the Republic of Timbogo (F.A.R.T) Military Academy will be holding their graduation parade today. This is a move to modernize the F.A.R.T. Previously officers were selected through the traditional practice of following the biggest meanest most aggressive of thugs. After some stuffy of the more effective Western Powers militaries it was decided that perhaps some educated officers might help the efficiency and effectiveness of the F.A.R.T. (It surely couldn’t have anything to do with that ridiculous, inefficient democracy rubbish!)
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These, like the Timasheck Legion are some more surplus Firefight 20 East Germans tha I got in a trade. The stand on the right isn’t an HQ stand, they’re an SA-7 SAM unit (also being trained at the Academy).
There hasn’t much need for anti-aircraft units in the past as the only threats to Timbogo have been internal: the People’s Revolutionary Army of Timbogo (P.R.A.T.). P.R.A.T. never had anything quite so modern as air power. There has been some concern about external threats lately. It has been rumored that trouble may be brewing on Timbogo’s eastern border with Zutu. It seems that Zutu is planning to reassert it’s traditional claim to the disputed territory of Zutim (which, it has recently been discovered, has vast untapped oil fields below it!). Backed by western powers (or at least western oil companies) the Western Horse Infantry of Zutu (W.H.I.Z.) is sure to be fully supported by the latest in killing technology should a shooting war break out!
I guess I better start "recruiting" (Painting!) some new regulars for these officers to command!