Metal Legion Babel Garrison in the “Cradle of Civilization” . On their first patrol in Iraq, 1st squad, ML Babel Garrison is sent out to recon a distant objective known only as “The Cradle of Civilization”…
Lance Corporal Dietrich: This is the place! Welcomen to ze cradle of civilization!
Staff Sergeant Spiker: Are you sure about the grid Dietrich? I don’t see any freak’n cradle.
Private First Class Gutierrez: Dios mio! No hay nada aqui! Dees place is like de frying pan!
Corporal Han: Mmmm.
LCPL Dietrich: Sergeant see here! Sling? Vat could ziz mean?
SSG Spiker: I don’t know. But I think whatever it is, it’s big.
PFC Gutierrez: Sling? I don’t like it. Is a mensaje? Maybe a warning?
CPL Han: Mmmmm. Nixon…is not happy here.
SSG Spiker: I’ve got this déjà vu go’n…Can’t shake it. Creepy.
PFC Gutierrez: Si! Me too Searge, like I don’t know…but I feel like I should know…its loco!
LCPL Dietrich: Vell, ziz is ze place. The GPS is collaborated and all instrumentation is in order.
CPL Han: Mmmmm. I too am…not happy here.
SSG Spiker: Everybody stay sharp. There is supposed to be a larger force operating in this area. We better Spot them before they spot us.
PFC Gutierrez: Mas Grande! No lo creo jefe! Ok, I keep the eyes out!
LCPL Dietrich: In this terrain, our superior scanning technology will prevent them from catching us off guard Sergeant!
CPL Han: Mmmmm. Nixon will not relax. I think we intrude on the spirits of this place.
Staff Sergeant Ian Spiker:
A battle hardened veteran who Suffers hyperthyroidism.
Cruel, protective, decisive.
Private First Class Maria Gutierrez:
Rifleman, Driver, mechanic.
From Argentina, used to do TV commercials until the Crimsonites murdered her brother
Paulo. (he was studying karate).
Cruel, natural blonde, celibate.
Corporal Spanky Han:
Rifleman, Cook, Herpetologist
Han also suffers hyperthyroidism. The rest is just too odd to explain right now.
He cares for Nixon, the squad mascot and spirit guardian.
Lance Corporal Joachim Dietrich:
Rifleman, navigation, communications, mechanic.
Joachim is an Austrian and was a peace activist until the Booganhagen Incident of 2020. Young and eager to please, he is prone to risk taking, and using the metric system.
Interested? Want to know more? Want to form your own squad? Proceed immediately to Metal Legion Rectuiting Command and join in on the action!
It took me forever to get the parts I needed for the ML Babel Squad out here. But there is one piece of their equipment that I did not have to assemble on site. This most excellent HMMWV was sent to be by Mr. Brian Kescenovitz. He sent me this model along with a care package that I can only say was packed by a pro! Eye drops, sunflower seeds, life savers, Gum, and…the Lego Catalogue with the new Ninjago kits (Yes!). Brian, your care package was a god send. And your model? It is the single thing that got me thinking about trying to run a MOCpages group form out here. I you have my sincere gratitude. What’s more, I am compelled to review the MOC: It is without a doubt, the best Lego rendition of this vehicle that I have ever seen. I opened it up a few times to see how you achieved some of the window positioning…Great Scott man! That thing is a massive ball of tan and smoke black SNOT! It exceeds anything I could achieve without simply copying the techniques (which I shall my friend!). It’s a great build!