Saturday, March 25, 2017

Andreivian Army 1918

This evening I finished the Andreivian Army forces I'll be providing for Crisis Point 2017 (in just two weeks' time).

We're bath-tubbing the formations this time so platoons will represent battalions.  The formations you'll see below exist simultaneous at two levels.  Kinda non-local superposition if you'll allow me a little Deepak Chopra-style bullshit.

First up we have the army formations proper.  Two infantry platoons/battalions, a tank troop/battalion, an armoured car unit and the company/brigade HQ.

The mass of the infantry are armed with bolt-action rifles and wear French-inspired uniforms.  They are mostly converted Airfix Foreign Legionnaires with a few French and German WW1 officers.

The rifle grenade team/company are simple conversions of more legionnaires...

We then get the non-army types.  Firstly there's a police battalion - actually early war Belgians but they'll do.  Metal figures; not sure by whom.

Then there's a bunch of sailors pressed into an infantry role.  FAA Russian Black Sea Fleet figures...

And finally, the company/brigade HQ.  More Airfix FFL conversions and a flag-bearer from the WW1 French box with a head transplant from the FFL set.

More to come shortly; in particular the Turks!


Richard Phillips said...

Great work, can't wait. Busy putting the finishing touches to the lighthouse and other bits and bobs including some museum terrain for Jamie.


Richard P

Counterpane said...

It's nice to be in a position where I feel like I've got most of the preparation done two weeks before we kick off.

Richard Phillips said...

I was thinking the same. I am normally running around like a mad thing trying to get stuff finished.

Andrew Canham said...

Looking good. Be good to see the Airfix Foreign Legion troops retasked on the table.

Cheers, Andy

Counterpane said...

Well apparently their authenticity as FFL leaves something to be desired so I'm happy to repurpose them.