These ones are in action poses.
I'm having trouble paint these at the moment. Not because I don't like them, but because I've painted several thousand of the old style figures (all on 10 man strips) and you get into a rhythm. However I think that these are going to be more dynamic on the bases. I'll have to buy some more APC's to use them (possibly BTR-50's).
I also brought some of the SPG-9's which is a 73mm RCL firing rounds similar to the main gun of the BMP-1. This is present in all battalion anti-tank platoons in Warsaw Pact infantry units.
|A close up to show off my crap painting|
The only way that you could buy these previously get these was in M07 Soviet airborne troops, which was a bit of a pain. I've included a picture of the older model for comparison.
On the table, you couldn't tell the difference.
I now need to buy some Sagger strips. I'm going to mix my AT platoons despite what the MSH lists say. I still think that there should be a mixed stand with an AT and an ATGW factor.The current system doesn't work at a battalion level.
I also really like what Andy has done with his new releases and being able to buy different strips of support weapons. Its a pain for him, but I guess he can just toss the unused metal back into the melter.
I must look into the new East German figures as its another army (faction I think is the new phrase that I have tolearn) I would like to have. Megolomania knows no bounds....
They look very nice.ReplyDelete
I have mixed stands (as well as non-mixed stands) for my Czechoslovakians (who didn't actually use the SPG-9, but an 82 mm RCL instead, but the principle is the same). I give the mixed stands 1 less AT factor for both the missile and the gun, but allow the stand to use both, to reflect half the numbers on each stand. I think it's a good compomise.ReplyDelete
That would agree with my thinking on the subject.ReplyDelete
Now how do we get it into the rules clarifications...