First off, thanks for looking into our GB.
For the better part of seventy years, American and Canadians played an integral part in defending Europe's security, first from the threat of fascism, and then from Communism. Originally this GB was going to be the United States Air Forces in Europe Group build, timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the 8th Air Force. However on further consideration however, we agreed that it would be an interesting to include all manner of North American participation. A generations of Europeans grew up with the Americans and Canadians present in their community and a generations of American and Canadians were called to serve in Europe. Some never left. There is much to choose from and we encourage you to build tanks, aircraft, even ships if you wish.
So the actual rules are fairly simple. Basically you're free to build any model that was part of a unit deployed in Europe for an extended period of time. Stuff on exercises are not eligible (REFORGER ect.), stuff like Mildenhall Detachments are okay, as are dual assigned units. For ships, the European base must be its home port (like Rota, Spain.) The timeframe is after 1939; the 1st Canadian Division was deployed on January 1st 1940, while the US Forces in UK, the Eight Air Force (the precursor to European Command) was stood up in January 1942. If in doubt, ask. Above all though, have fun.
We do have some prizes too, which we will raffle off at the end of the GB.
Finally, someone has to be the mature one of this bunch... (or at least to ensure that Benner is kept on a short leash) so the mods are Cpoud, Pete and Myself.
This post has been edited by Pete: 05 December 2011 - 09:34 PM