Michigan National Guard Terrain Model

Topography Models for Exercise Northern Strike

  • Date: July, 2019
  • Client: Michigan National Guard
  • Project Type: Terrain/Topography Model
  • Lead Model Designer: Bryan Beard


About this Project

Archetype3D was commissioned by the Michigan National Guard to build 2 very large, 8′ x 8′, topography models for its annual training exercised, Exercise Northern Strike. One of the models depicted the entire state of Michigan, the lake, and portions  the bordering states and Canada. The other model depicted the Camp Grayling area. 

Exercise Northern Strike is an accredited National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting approximately 6,000 Army, Air Force, Marine, Navy, Coast Guard and Special Forces service members from 20 states and multiple NATO coalition countries. The exercise takes place at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, both located in northern Michigan. The exercise provides accessible, readiness-building opportunities for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration, as well as synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment.


  • Model Size: 8 feet X 8 feet
  • Site Location: Camp Grayling, Michigan

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