Desert Scorpion Guard (Black Major)
Black Major has long cornered the market for Cobra trooper variants. From basic infantry to the elite troops, his customs run the gamut from environmental specialists to Cobra sub-teams, and has even branched into 1984 Storm Shadow and Night Vipers. All look pretty cool in a rainbow of unique colors that Hasbro never made.
Crimson Guards in a desert theater don’t make a whole lot of operational sense, but dang do they look spiffy in this color scheme. If you took away the scorpion logo, you might want to call these guys the Dockers CGs. They’re the more business casual of the Cobra elite forces. Kidding aside, I like the look, and I’m not against Cobra outfitting all of its troop types for whatever environment they find themselves in. As a kid watching the Sunbow cartoon, I wondered why we didn’t see desert troops since Cobra often had its HQ in the sands. Now I have the option to throw some CGs into the squads along with Desert Scorpions.