Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Headquarters Units


All a bit of a rush to get this post in before returning to work tomorrow, but these represent the command element of my Soviet Army.  I haven't decided on the final make up of the command structure and so have options for most eventualities including a standard bearer and Commissar...  


With a senior Lieutenant and NCO.  The Senior NCO is a bonus figure as I wanted to have a look at the compatibility of other ranges and this one is from 'Crusader Miniatures' purchased through 'North Star Miniatures' and I think fits in pretty well.  The Crusader sculpts are a little simpler, especially the weapons, but certainly close enough to bolster the troops if required. 


So what next?  Well this has completed the rank and file, so to speak, and has been a genuinely rewarding experience, selecting miniatures, preparing them and then completing the painting - not something I am renowned for.  Obviously the Army list contains other elements including an anti-tank detachment, artillery, trucks and of course a tank, but none of these are ready to paint and so I have reached a bit of a natural hiatus. 


It has been so lovely to reconnect with a good many like minded folk and I can't thank you enough for your continued support throughout the summer.  I certainly have plenty of 'fun' things to pootle around with and it may be that as the new academic year gets underway that hobby time becomes a priceless commodity again.  Hopefully, though, I can continue to make the odd post to record progress and keep the momentum going. 


20 comments:

  1. They are nice!

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  2. They are a bit special. Great job there.
    Where's the commissar from? That model is nice

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  3. Very nicely done Michael! Great command elements. Commissar is invaluable next to your Inexperienced squad to keep them going, though really, they are best utilised as a defending aspect on objectives IMO. Never used the flag though so I'm not so sure of it's rules.

    Have seen the Crusader sculpts online but they do indeed look rather good next to your Warlord offerings.

    The group shot though made the post! Bravo for sticking to the project and seeing it through. Excited for the non-infantry elements to be added, but am patient. For now. :P

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  4. Good to see you have hit your productivity target comrade!

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  5. Excellent finish to these posts Michael, and well done for sticking with it and achieving such a great looking force over the summer. Hope the new year proves better for you, and you can get some hobby time in.

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  6. Lovely command figures, the standard is a stand out to me, simply smashing. Good for you too getting all of your units completed before the start of term! and you've even managed to have your "what I did this summer" essay ready to copy and paste from your blog too!

    Cheers Roger.

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  7. Rushing to get a post done on your Russian ? I'm sure there's a joke there somewhere.
    Well don getting the command finished (the best part of any painting schedule is the end result) and they're still up to the high standard of the other troops. The Lt. is a wonderful figure btw, despite (or maybe because of) his size.

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  8. Congrats on completing them in time for your return to work. Now that the infantry are done, you can tackle the smaller stuff piecemeal at time permits. There are still a few holidays left this year!

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  9. Oh my you surely are on a roll Komrade! Great stuff Michael and have a good school year!

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  10. Wow, awesome painting on the command group and the Soviet flag looks great! But the group shot really hammers home how much time and effort you've put into this project and I'd say it's entirely justified given the excellent outcome.

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  11. Really outstanding work Michael, it's been a joy following along with this project.

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  12. Great looking force Michael the addition from Crusader mixes in quite well. Looking for figures for some pulp games it always seems to be weapons size/scale that appears to be the main sort of difference between ranges.

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  13. Lovely work ... love how the blue pants enhanced the overall color scheme :)

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  14. Lovely work on all the elements of this small collection - like Dai, I look forward to seeing the other parts of the force getting added in due course - hopefully, its not a Five-Year Plan!

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  15. I do like Crusader figures. Great paintwork...those Russians have great teeth! Nice brushing! By yourself.

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