Like the howl from a timberwolf, the bitter east wind caused more than just fingers to freeze. The fear of an imminent attack was debilitating, not one soul moved for fear of alerting an unseen enemy to their position. They were out there, watching, waiting...
Fanciful narrative and photo-editing aside, the lesson learnt as a result of this post is don't try and take a shot of troops wearing snowsuits on a white background! Just a very quick post to showcase the latest unit for my Soviet force. With my 1000 point army list, I have opted for two eight man SMG totting veteran squads with LMG support.
Given that I wanted a wintery feel to the army the 'Warlord Games' snowsuits squad was always going to be on my shopping list and I was relieved to find that they had just enough models carrying the appropriate hardware to work for my purposes.
When it came to painting, I had hoped that they would be a quick win and so having blasted them with my dark grey spray primer, I dusted off the trusty airbrush and gave them another coat of Vallejo Grey surface primer. This is quite a light shade, but when dried I gave them a final blast with an airbrush white to help bring out the highlights. It was then just a case of picking out the detail like faces, weapons and of course the bases. Initially this proved rather painstaking as I was worried I would paint over the suits, but once I realised that I could just paint back over any mistakes and claim it was a highlight the whole process sped up considerably.
An expensive unit to field, I am hoping that they pack quite a punch and make my adversaries think twice about taking them on, allowing me to take advantage of any hesitation by throwing even more troops into the action. As with all the troops shown so far they have yet to be varnished and the bases still need a sprinkling with snow, but for now I will chalk them up on the tally board.