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Initiation of my 28mm Soviets. Inicjacja moich Sowietów w skali 28mm.

There is nothing better than pushing your freshly painted models straight into the table. There happened with my Soviets in 28mm, during last Thursday game. We used the Chain of Command rules for that.Nie ma nic lepszego, niż możliwość wysłania świeżo pomalowanych figurek prosto na stół. Taką szansę mieli moi Sowieci w skali 28mm, podczas ostatniej czwartkowej gry. Do tego celu użyliśmy zasad Chain of Command.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: The Patrol from the main bookUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bartek ŻyndaSCENERY/SCENERIA: Michael Schneider, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Peter Mearns, Bartek Żynda1. Forces. Siły.SOVIET UNION/ZWIĄZEK SOWIECKI(Alasdair, Bartek)Regular Rifle Platoon + Maxim MMGTank Riders Platoon + Maxim MMG3rd REICH/III RZESZA(Peter, Michael)2 x HEER PLATOON 2. The game. Gra.We divided our game into two separate clashes. In first Soviet Rifle Platoon under Alasdair fought against Michael's Heer Platoon and in the second my Tank Riders fought Peter's Heer Platoo

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Soviets 28mm. Sowieci 28mm.

Today something I recently painted. Here you have my Soviets in 28mm from Plastic Soldier Company besides one figure which is from Warlord.  I decided to base my figures for Chain of Command. However, they can be used for other rules too. The figures already had their initiation on the table, details in my next post.Dzisiaj coś, co pomalowałem ostatnio. Oto moi Sowieci w skali 28mm od Plastic Soldier Company i Warlorda. Zdecydowałem się przygotować moje figurki pod  Chain of Command, ale mogą być one wykorzystane również i w innych systemach. Figurki miały już swoją inicjację na stole, ale o tym w następnym poście.Senior officers (one in the black coat is from Warlord):Medics:SMG team 1:SMG team 2:SMG team 3:Rifle team 1:Rifle team 2:Rifle team 3:ATR teams:Maxim MMG teams:Light mortar teams:Medium mortar teams:75mm Infantry Gun:45mm AT gun:

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Advent Crown - A Module Suitability Review.

M-2 Bradley from 2-156th Infantry, 256th Infantry Brigade (LANG), 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), in the suburbs of Katowice,  May 12th, 1997 (AP)It's been a long time since we wrote one of these. Chico of the T2K forum and DC Working Group fame has written something that's been missing from canon for some time. A history of the 1997 NATO offensive into Poland. Operation Advent Crown is available as a free PDF from Chico's website, and it has links to accompanying maps!In short, it's a great companion to anyone running adventures in the pre-nuclear exchange phase of the war. There's enough detail to clearly follow the action, and the sidebars are informative, and there's a good breakdown of Polish internal forces and how they work (including how the ORMO really fit into the Polish paramilitary structure.)But, here's the thing, how does this work for miniature gaming fodder? Quite well, especially for larger games like Fistful of Tows and Command Decision. This document is chock full of ideas and

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Saxony 1945. Saksonia 1945.

Hi! I'm back with game reports. However, before I tell you  about our game, I have to announce something. The Late Medieval Polish army list for To the Strongest! You can download for free from Simon's shop at this link:Cześć! Wracam z raportami z gier. Jednakże, zanim opowiem Wam o naszej grze, mam coś do ogłoszenia. Lista na późne średniowiecze dla Polski dla zasad To the Strongest! jest w końcu gotowa. Możecie sobie ją ściągnąć za darmo ze sklepu Simona pod tym linkiem:https://bigredbatshop.co.uk/collections/all/products/medieval-listsOk, let back to our games. The work with the army list took all my free time and had no time for blogging. Now I am going to fix it. First  the game we had two weeks ago. It was Rapid Fire! game with Polish together with Soviets against Germans.Ok, wracamy do naszych gier. Praca nad listą armijną zajęła mi prawie cały mój wolny czas i nie miałem czasu na blogging. Teraz zamierzam to naprawić. Pierwsza gra, którą mieliśmy dwa tygodnie temu. Była to gra z zasadami Rap

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm: more Soviets

Empress miniatures (as mentioned in a previous post) has a small range of figures for the Chechnya conflict. You do have to be careful, as the figures are a bit variable in size.These three figures are from CWR007 "Russians Fighting".Other figures by Empress, such as the Insurgents are useful. This is the PK GPMG figure from the INS03 set that is useable.This figure is based on the illustration of a South Ossetian Irregular in the Osprey publication "Elite 197: Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991".

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm: Bundeswehr

As mentioned earlier, Under Fire Miniatures do a range of Cold War period 28mm figures.I bought a set each of Soviets, East German (NVA) and West German (Bundeswehr).Having assembled (converted) and painted the Soviets, I started on the West German infantry.This is Bundeswehr pack 1, comprising four infantry armed with G3 battle rifles.For my use I used Renedra 25mm round bases. I drill a 1mm hole in the figure base and a matching hole in the round base and use a piece of 1mm Evergreen rod to pin the two together and then glue it with superglue. Milliput is then used to smooth the two together.There was then the decision as to what colour to paint them.For my reference, I had a look at a contemporary Osprey book "Nato Armies Today".I also  had the Tankograd book on "Bold Sparrow '87".I decided to go for the simple grey green colour scheme (I have Flecktarn to look forward to on the Empress modern Bundeswehr).The figures were undercoated black with Citadel Chaos Black followed by PSC German Field Grey.The

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Tashkent, 1919. Taszkient, 1919.

Our last Thursday game was big Back of Beyond game with Set an East Ablaze rules. Game was prepared by Peter and I helped him to umpire. The plan was to explore the city, finding the gold and silver coins hidden in the buildings and prevent other groups to fulfill their goals. Nasza ostatnia czwartkowa gra była z cyklu Back of Beyond z zasadami Set an East Ablaze. Rozgrywka została przygotowana przez Petera, a ja mu jedynie pomogłem ją poprowadzić. Zadaniem graczy było przeszukiwanie miasta, znajdowanie złota i srebra ukrytego w budynkach oraz przeszkadzanie innym graczom w wypełnianiu ich celów.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Peter MearnsUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Peter Mearns, Bartek ŻyndaSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Peter Mearns, Bartek Żynda, Michael Schneider, Angus Konstam1. Forces. Siły.Team 1:BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY(Michael S.)Commander4 x Infantry1 x HMGPOLES/POLACY(Bartek)Commander3 x Infantry1 x HMGArmoured CarTeam 2:BOLSHEVIKS 1/BOLSZEWICY 1(Angus)Commande

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm

As mentioned in an earlier post on 28mm figures, Under Fire Miniatures do a range of 28mm Cold War figures.As supplied, the Soviet infantry (in this case Soviet Pack RMR2) are accurately dressed, with the uncomfortable high boots.These would be fine for forces at the outbreak of war, but after four or five years of conflict, their kit would change. The obvious thing would be replacing the boots (and trousers) with more comfortable items - either manufactured for the troops, or those that the troops have picked up.The first change was to add some small squares of Greenstuff to the front of the boots, sculpted with a scalpel blade to represent the laces. This was allowed to set before more Greenstuff was used to extend the trouser cuffs.Soviet Motorised infantry were trained to be no more than 200 metres from their transport, so they do not tend to have large quantities of equipment, so only a couple of small bags or pouches was added.The other thing is that they are quite likely to have non standard

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Budyonny near Lvov, 1920. Budionny pod Lwowem, 1920.

Last week  we had a Polish Bolshevik War game with Set An East Ablaze rules. My scenario was loosely based on the situation on the southern front, in the first half of August 1920, where Budyonny 1st Cavalry Army was moving forward on Lwów. On their way was fictitious village defended by join Ukrainian and Polish troops. Their task was to stop Bolshevik against any movement through their defending lines.W zeszłym tygodniu mieliśmy gre z czasów wojny polsko bolszewickiej z zasadami Set An East Ablaze. Mój scenariusz luźno bazował na sytuacji on południowym froncie, w pierwszej połowie sierpnia 1920, gdzie Konarmia Budionnego posuwała się do przodu na Lwów. Na jej drodze znalazła się fikcyjna wioska, broniona przez połączone oddziały ukraińskie i polskie. Zadaniem było powstrzymianie Bolszewików, by nie przekroczyli ich linii obrony.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Bartek ŻyndaUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bartek ŻyndaSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Bartek Żynda, Angus Kon

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Review Book - Red Armour an Examination of the Soviet Mobile Force Concept, R Simpkin, 1984

So this was the summer reading, all part of a project called Deep Battle that I have yet to really start writing about or indeed executing but have been researching since about 2015. Over a wet week in Wales I have been ploughing my way through the 12 essays in this book by Brigadier Richard Simpkin who wrote a series of books on military manoeuvre warfare theory in the mid to late 80s and participated in the wide ranging discussion that went on at that time within NATO with regard to managing the Soviet threat.  Of the essays I am interested in I have now read most of them 2-3 times.  The ideas are complex and Simpkin is rarely an easy read.  Working at it in order to understand what he is saying can be very rewarding. Red Armour, an examination of the Soviet Mobile Force concepts does pretty much what it says on the tin in that it provides, in its 12 essays, a thought provoking and revealing analysis of Soviet Operational doctrine.  Unlike the Race to the Swift which looks at a vari

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