On top of that we played our first game of Boarder Reivers. I got to play a group of Irish delivering whiskey to the Armstrong clan. We were ambushed by the treacherous Maxwell's (played by both my sons). It was a good day for the Irish. We completed a lopsided trade with the Armstrongs and stole a barrel of whiskey, a pony and a cow for good measure. We used modified Mordheim rules, which really worked well.
I will apologize now, there is a whole lot of Vallejo Khaki Grey used in this post. I could have put in some more uniform colour variations, since the Russian supply system wasn't known for its precision, but I opted for speed. Using Warlords painting guide was a big help.
The first group I finished were from the Warlord Soviet box. Great box. lots of possible variation. My oldest son is the actual owner and assembler of the figures so I take no credit for some of his "creative" poses. I started putting paint on this group two weeks ago but wasn't able to finish them in time for last weeks deadline.
I also completed an Sub-machine gun squad with light machine gun support team and a couple of extra figures from the box thrown in.( I may use them to fill out my platoon leaders section)
My next group of Russian Infantry are from 1st Corps. I really like these figures. I do have two small issues. One is they are very well fed 28 mm and will not mix with the Warlord figures. The second is some of the hands on the Russians look like they are wearing those foam hands you see at sporting event (the hands are huge).
Over all I really like the way they took paint. I picked them up in a trade so I didn't have much input in pose selection. I know 1st Corps makes a number of different dynamic poses so I will probably order some to flesh this out and give custody of the Warlord Russians to my son.
Like I warned you there was a lot of Khaki Grey used in this post. Sorry its so boring. I am moving on to some 1st Corps support weapons and SMG squads for next week.
Over all I was able to finish 88-28 mm figures and use most of a bottle of paint.
Eric, there's nothing boring about so many lovely painted Soviet troops fighting off the fascist hordes threatening Mother Russia. They are great, you've got the uniforms spot on as far as I am able to judge and the basing is very good too. The two brands of figures mix well in my opinion and this all makes for a very good force on the tabletop I think.
88 x 5 = 440 troopers of 5 points each is a commendable 240 points for your tally!