Wednesday, 27 December 2017

From DaveD - 1/300th 1980's Soviet Infantry (53 Points)

So I told you things would be a little more diverse this year and my second entry takes me back to project from last year which is my 1980's Cold War Gone Hot. I have a game coming up with  fellow challengers MartinC and JamesM who picked up a sizable ready painted British force at a  show we attended recently. I had previously completed tanks and APC'S and was in need of some actual infantry. These are old Heroics and Ros figures - they are not the greatest of castings , but i guess will do the job,.









So all together it is 95 standing infantry , 18 prone figures , 3 mortars and 4 separate ATGW

Glad to get these out the way as the old eyes were struggling with these. I am currently awaiting the previously ordered Hinds to create the air elements for my force - fingers crossed they arrive before my game!


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Very cool project Dave! I know that Byron is using 1/285 models for Team Yankee (I think) and the scale works very. I find that weapon ranges and ground distance looks so much better in these smaller scales. A few Hind gunships will certainly stiffen these lads. I look forward to seeing those whirlybirds sometime in the coming weeks and reading a battle report on your blog of the game!



25 comments:

  1. And here we were neck-and-neck... It was only for 24 hours though, and it couldn't last!
    Cracking work, Dave!
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  2. Great stuff Dave - and not a camel in sight! :-)

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    1. Sorry to burst your bubble Paul but there *are* camels in there. I know because we were chatting while Dave painted these. He just does a *very* good job of painting camelflage.

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    2. shhh!... dont tell them that secret

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  3. MrC , we will be done some Team Yankee , and Cold War Commander playtests. Now where did I say a few Hinds,,,, mwaahaaa!

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  4. Nicely done with the wee men Dave :)

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  5. Huh, and here I thought you only did forces and groundwork suitable for desert climes! ;)
    Well done on the wee Russian forces, Dave! I'll expect you to be sporting a new style of headgear. One with a red Soviet star! ;)

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  6. far out I would even be able to see them let alone paint them great work

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  7. nice targets, we shall play Dallas through their TVs and weaken their resolve

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  8. Can‘t see much detail but judging from your other stuff I guess they’re rather excellent. ;-)

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  9. Nice work on teeny tiny men!
    Best Iain

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  10. Very nice, they look the part!

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  11. Nice work on these Dave. The H&R figures are long in the tooth but in their day they were leading edge. They're still looking good with your brushwork.

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  12. Very effective ad I'll bet they'll look ace en masse on the teble.

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    1. and probably on the table too....

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  13. cheers all.... rest assured the camels are calling

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  14. Well done Dave - I actually find Heroics and Ross infantry to be much superior to the weak offerings from GHQ (castings which, despite being 6mm in size, manage to all look they they have a stick up their butts).

    We found Cold War Commander to be a bit of a dud, but enjoy the heck out of "Team Yankee". Whichever rules you use, enjoy setting tanks on fire!!!

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  15. Brilliant Lord D. But I really would like a close up, just to see if I can spot those Camelflaged Bactrians!

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    1. Believe me .. you still wouldn’t

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  16. Very interesting project and a good start, Sir !

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