Wednesday, 20 March 2019

KenR : 15mm Kursk Russians (262 Points)


Well I have only just managed to sneak this one in, I popped down the local gaming club to blood the Italian Wars Project and come back only to find Fran has knocked off 500 points in a day and knicked 6th spot !

Sadly my little secret side Project won't be enough to steal it back.


Whilst churning out the fancy Dan Gendarme I needed a palette cleanser on the side for when I got bored of shiny armour and livery emblazoned with family crests. I refuse to do the same period in different scales however I have been known to break down longer conflicts like WWII into different areas. So I have a 28mm Early Desert Collection and a 6mm late war Western Front collection. What I haven't done is the Eastern Front and I fancy a go at Kursk as the forces are fairly even.


I have liked the look of the Plastic Soldier Company models for a while so I have picked up a few boxes to see how I get on with them. Above is a 1:1  platoon of Rifles 36 figures at 2 pts a piece for 72.


A second selection of 27 figures for 54 points.


5 x T 34s for 40 points


5 x T 70s for another 40 points


And finally 2 x 76mm Field Guns and 2 x 57mm Anti Tank Guns. These are 5 crew and 1 piece per base = 14 or 56 points for the lot. Giving a grand total for my final entry of Challenge IX of 262 points.

I'll put together a group shot and final thanks in a couple of days, all the best Ken

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Wow, what a great final closing to your Challenge, Ken and a wonderfully shocking change of tack from your Great Italian Wars project.  I can't say I'm on board with the whole idea of not wanting to do a period in more than one scale (ie. WWII and Naps in four scales, right Greg?!), but do I admire your gymnastics of rationalisation of doing different scales for different theatres. 

With these Soviets serving as your opening volley on this new project, will be be treated to the opposing Germans during the next edition of the Challenge? I hope so as your brushwork and composition is always top drawer stuff. I'm looking forward to it.

- Curt

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  1. Lovely work, Ken; punch the fascists!

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  2. Excellent stuff. I've always wanted to do Kursk one day.

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    1. Thanks Lee, early days yet but when have I ever been known to go crazy on a project 😂

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  3. Different scales for one period = fun multiplier!

    Great work Ken. What rules system are these based for?

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    1. Cheers Greg based to my own taste as usual. Most likely I will use my adaptation of Disposable Hero's that we already use for the Desert, early days yet.

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  4. Great looking Soviets! I like PSC stuff and these look splendid!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, very impressed with them and a nice way of quickly building up an Army.

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  5. My word, but you're prolific! Quantity has a quality all its own, but this submission really has proper quality as well!

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    1. Thanks Evan, definitely needed something on the side of the table to take a break from the Italian Wars stuff

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  6. Great looking side project Ken. You snuck that in didn't you?

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  7. That's a horde of nice looking Russians!

    Christopher

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