cameos are fairly easy.
you get the image of your units, from a screenshot, or if its a VXL, from HVA Builder.
cut it out
place it on a background
resize it to 60x48
apply a cameo glass effect (easiest way is to screenshot the soviet sidebar, cut out 1 of those cameo glass effects, half the brightness, then add the effect to your cameo using the arithmatic function of paint shop pro)
darken the bottom 7 lines(or 13 if its a 2 line name)
add text using the template.pcx that is, or atleast used to be available for download on most resorce sites.