Parallel to that, with my friends at school, we would draw out scenarios similar to yours, with made up characters and environments and stuff. Tanks, Jets, bombs, nukes, SUPER nukes, ULTRA nukes, etc. There was a game that the "leader" of our group made up which was pretty sweet, we'd get to draw a certain number of tanks facing each other on opposite ends of a sheet of paper, then we'd put a pencil tip-down on the barrel of one and have to push down on the eraser with our pointer fingers and make the pencil tip "shoot" toward the enemy's tanks with enough pressure to make it across the page, and with enough accuracy to get a "hit" to kill the other tank.
Of course, sometimes you'd mess up and send the pencil spinning off the table, or you didn't use enough pressure so your "shot" fell short of the enemy tanks, which would count as a miss, so you had to get good at it. It got pretty intense when the others waiting their turn would watch and cheer and gasp whenever things got really neck and neck.
I haven't thought about any of that in a long time. Luckily I saved one of the drawings that we did, I know I've seen it around somewhere. It was some fight between two armies and we'd each draw in more and more stuff, but then our other friend came in and drew the Devil erupting a huge volcano which killed everyone IIRC so the battle was ended. If I can find it I'll upload it.