Now those that have been paying attention will probably be wondering: “What? I thought Tim was ‘sick’ of WW2?” - I assure you this is not part of a renewed interest in the most over-gamed war in history. On Friday I ran a new Call of Cthulhu adventure (using a mash-up of Flying Lead and A Tale of Blades and Heroes) called Cold Harvest - which involves the players playing NKVD agents investigating a drop in production and potential “anti-soviet activities” at a collective farm way off in the middle of nowhere. The adventure is more investigation than action, but I thought I’d paint up some of these NKVD agents I happen to have on hand. And while I was looking through the storage drawers I noticed how very few 28mm WW2 Russians I had remaining to paint… so I thought I’d paint them up so I could say “DONE”! Because that’s how I roll…
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
The first batch of the remiaing WW2 Soviets. I’ll hopefully have another post next week with the last of them – then perhaps I’ll update the 28mm World War Two Gallery with pictures of the complete force.
The aforementioned NKVD agents from Black Tree Design.
Dead NKVD agent – actually just a regular dead Soviet infantryman – but this one didn’t have a helmet (as most of them do) so I painted him to look a little like the NKVD agent so I’d have a casualty to plop on the table if any of them die – just to add to the horror of it all.
NKVD agents with Rifles
NKVD agents with sub-machineguns
I think this guy was supposed to be a Soviet staff officer that came in a pack from West Wind Productions, but I thought I might be able to pass him off as a Soviet Naval Officer (as I do have some Soviet Naval Infantry… and I figured they could do with an officer)
Two soviets from Blue Moon Manufacturing.
Finally two guns from the Plastic Soldier Model Company 28mm Anti-tank gun kit – it comes with two gun carriages and crews and barrel options to build either 45mm M1937 anti tank gun, 45mm M1942 anti tank gun or 76mm M1943 infantry gun – as I already have a 45mm M1937 anti tank gun (from Bolt Action) I built the other two options.
45mm M1942 anti tank gun and crew. These are nice little kits that give lots of little bits to make a bit of a diorama – shell casings, ammor crates, rilfes, etc.
Another shot of the 45mm M1942 anti tank gun.
Again with the 76mm M1943 infantry gun.
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
As previously mentioned I have another batch of WW2 Soviets on the workbench (including THREE T-34/76 tanks!) that I’d decided to finish off so I call that collection DONE! There are also still some Great War Canadians and Micro Sci-fi and other odd and sundry bits lurking in the wings…