Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In Team Yankee, all forces have access to aircraft. This bothers me a bit, because I know history and can talk to people who was preparing to fight the Soviet machine back when I was 1-year old and fight against their Air Defenses specifically.
Soviet airpower theory was much more focused on gaining air superiority through the use of integrated air defenses. The Warsaw Pact Air Forces recognized they lagged behind NATO Air Forces. The Soviet Union instead invested in Air Defenses. The inclusion of Su-25 Frogfoot in the Warsaw Pact lists seems like an unnecessary list balance effort. NATO air-power, like might F-15 Eagle (102 Air-to-Air kills, 0 Air-to-Air losses), would have made getting a Frogfoot into the fight nearly impossible. So, SA-13s and ZSU-23s to defend my armored columns against the rightly feared A-10A.
|SA-13s & ZSU-23s|
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Despite it being a long weekend, I only managed to finish painting the first pair of Mi-24 Hinds.
They were a fun change of pace from tanks. Next up will be four ZSU-23s and two of four SA-13s.
|First Pair of Mi-24s|
More pics below.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
|T-72s and BMPs|
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The Conversion from 40k to Mk III iron armor took longer than I expected, but I finally got the only remaining member of my original Rout army armed and ready to roll. Introducing Villskap Redmaw 1st Sgt of Skoll Hrodvitnisson Pack Leader of the Bloody Hunters.
|Villskap Redmaw 1st Sgt of Skoll Hrodvitnisson|
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
|First Five Tanks|
I also purchased a copy of Volks Armee, which provides an overview and lists for forces from the Deutsche Demokratische Republik's Nationale Volksarmee. I think this list will work better as a baseline for my Poles than the main Soviet army. The impact will be the total number of models (and thus cost) will increase.
|My work space|
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
This past week I ordered and received an airbrush. On Sunday, I made my first attempts at airbrushing - 5 Tanks and 2 Hinds. I am working on trying to be more consistent about working on models. Hopefully I do not get too distracted this week's evenings.
|Pair of Hinds|