Saturday, October 30, 2010

A completed Soviet army at last!

After starting to buy bits of 1/300th scale Soviet armour in about 1979, I've finally completed my collection. Completed, that is, in the sense that I have no more to paint. Trouble is, it's Fiasco in Leeds tomorrow - I might just to have to go and buy some more!

Click on the pics to enlarge.

Here's the whole force:

Six tank battalions, left to right T-80s, T-55s, T-62s, two battalions of T-72s, and a battalion of PT-76s.

ATGWs old and new - BRDM3s on left and "suitcase Saggers" on the right.

The air support, left to right, back to front - Su-24, two Su-25 Frogfoots, Hind-A, two Mi-28 Havocs, two MiG-29s (one in Czech airforce colours), MiG-27, two Hind-Ds, East German MiG-21, Mi-14 Haze(!), and Mi-8 Hip.

The engineers - engineer platoon in truck, TMM truck-launched bridge, MTU-20, GMZ mainelayer, and an unidentified engineer vehicle. The HQ has another GMZ and a TMS-61 decontamination vehicle.

Motor Rifle battalions - left to right two battalions BMP-1, one of BMP-2, two of BTR-70s. Clearly I need to rebase my infantry consistently.

The artillery and the SAMs.

Various bits and bobs:

And finally, a close-up of the CO unit:


Andy McMaster said...

That's what I like to see! Lots of Russians! I think you need more tanks though...and more artillery! You can never have too much artillery as the Russians! :)

Looking good though. When I get my city bases done my Soviets will be doing a bloody great May Day parade!


Doug said...

Clearly you need more tanks... I managed to pick up loads of Sov kit cheap on eBay so T55, T62 and T72 Galore... no T80 though :-(