Idea for a new Group Build. “Korea, the Forgotten War”
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I have several ideas for future group builds. This is one of them. I will post a different article for each one soon.
It will start on June 25th, 2020, and end a little more than 3 years later on July 27th, 2023. This will follow the actual dates of the conflict, but it will be 70 years later.
You heard that right. This would be a three year group build.
I wanted to wait until after other group builds have had a chance to wind down or even complete so as not to distract from them.
Here’s what I have in mind for the first one, and how it would work:
Anything that was used in the conflict from either side can be modeled.
Armor, aircraft, ships and weapons of any sort are fair game, as long as it actually was used during the “police action” as it has been called.
So if you have any ideas for future builds on the UN or Communist forces now would be the perfect time.
I might need assistance with moderating this one due to the extended length it will run. This should also give us ample time to get several things built should you chose to participate in this.
Anything that is not completely done can be included, as this might help clear that “shelf of doom” we all seem to have. This means if you have any eligible builds started you now have a great excuse to finish them.
This is truly a “forgotten” war. The people who fought and died there deserved to be remembered. Some never made it back home and are still listed as “Missing In Action” to this very day.
My Dad was one of those “Chosin Few” or “Frozen Chosen” as they have been called. He served with the US Army right beside the Marines there. Only 385 able bodied men from his Regiment made it all the way back to the port of Hungnam from east of the Chosin reservoir. Most of the men in his unit were either killed, captured, or wounded then evacuated. There were a lot of cold weather injuries suffered as well.
It was brutal and the extremely cold weather made it even worse.
The actions by the US Army just north and east of the reservoir helped the USMC “attack in the other direction”. Unfortunately this isn’t widely known.
The Group Build will be a way for us to remember the men and women who served on both sides of the conflict. We might even learn more about this War in the process.
Please let me know what you think about this idea, and if you’re interested in helping out should this thought become a reality.
As always comments are encouraged.