Tuesday, January 22, 2013

From GregB: 15mm WWII Soviet Infantry (155 points)


From Greg:

I'm still trying to saw my way to the par target - so in that vain hope I offer a modest pile of 15mm Russian WW2 infantry.  It comprises elements from both Battlefront and Peter Pig.
From Battlefront there is a group of "sappers", which really appears to be a bunch of hard-ass dudes with SMGs, entrenching tools, molotov cocktails and satchel charges and a willingness to use them all at once.  There are five bases of those. 




Up next are two elements from a Soviet artillery box - a three man command stand and then the "staff team" vignette.  The presence of artillery batteries right on the table is, to me, one of the many elements that make "Flames of War" such an excrement-laden gaming exercise.  But I have to hand it to Battlefront - when they do a box set, you really do get everything.  The "staff team" is glued into a cast resin base, and the base has all sorts of little details, including a loose MG42 and a looted clock (!?!).  


Very fun to paint.  This will make a great brigade command stand for games of Spearhead in 15mm.  And at some point I will paint up the gun teams too, because if anyone is going to use a bunch of 122mm and 152mm towed guns in a tactical circumstance, it is the Red Army. Also, having the gun pieces on the table is much more sensible for a Spearhead game. 
Following along are two HMG stands.  Again, these are Battlefront castings.  
The final component of the submission is a platoon of infantry.  These are Peter Pig figures, my first time working with their WW2 lines.  I loved working with them.  They are slighter than the Battlefront castings, but still have plenty of detail.  


My appreciation for Peter Pig figures continue to grow in conjunction with the size of the headache I get trying to navigate their bonkers website.  There are eight stands - four with DP-type MGs, and four with NCOs carrying SMGs - and a three-man command stand. 
Hopefully this will get me ahead of Ray...at least for now...bugger....
Excellent work Greg! That command base is brilliant, though it could use more empty vodka bottles.

This group of Soviets will give Greg 155 points, pipping him over Ray and back into the top 10.

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic looking army, great work, love the command stand!
    Phil.

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  2. great stuff you have the Russian coat color of to a tea, I love all the extra work put into the base's
    Peace James

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  3. Beautiful work once again Greg, I do love the way you do your bases! I feel a post is needed about your basing technique?? hint hint???

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  4. Great looking force; that command stand is very cool too. Best, Dean

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  5. Terrific work. Very Russian. The command stand is cracking - they look like they've just woken up after a bender and are trying to figure out which way to Berlin. I agree with James, the colours for the uniform and helmets are spot on. Very fine stuff.

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  6. Very nice for the scale. I like those command-stands a lot.

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  7. Superb work on those bases. I have to agree Peter Pig have good figures and the worst website design ever.

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  8. Thanks for the comments guys. Ray - I will try and throw a blog post together sometime.

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  9. These look great, I need some 15mm Russians and now will look at the pigs ;-)

    Ian

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  10. Really terrific work, Greg. Very, very Russian!

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