Saturday, March 5, 2011

Soviet infantry

I have never claimed to be a fast painter, I have finally finished the first company of infantry for my soviet battalion. This is a complete company of 3 platoons one which is all sub machine gun teams, with its own Komissar and a maxim hmg team. I intend to do one more complete company and then a number of different support options I have available. I was going to do a Tankovy Battalion but I decided to just buckle down and paint the Infantry and do a Strelkovy Battalion as the massed infantry is what made me want to do soviets in the first place. The local Escalation league kicks off next weekend and I still haven't made a final choice for my list, though it is either going to be soviet infantry or back to Germans. I am the master of last minute decisions. If I go with Germans the Soviets may become my first mid war list, A horde of Fearless Conscripts will give the opposition a reason to run and hide.


  1. Nice work. I particularly like the basing. I certainly wouldn't want to face these fellas in battle.

  2. Awesome. I too am completing a Russian Infantry Company for our escalation Eastern Front League.

    What did you use to do the flags? I haven't attempted mine yet ...

  3. thanks for the comments.

    The flags are strips of paper from a label maker, sticky on one side wrapped around the pole and cut to size. you could probably use paper labels of any kind and get the same effect.

  4. Soviet infantry suck. I'm in the middle of painting some as well. I've put them off to long.

    but airbrushing their base color has helped speed things up....some.

    great looking soviets.

    how do you get your grass to stand so high?

  5. The grass is tufts from army painter. It comes in standing tufts already. However I know know that the army painter tufts are way over priced and can be had much cheaper from siflor. Siflor tufts can be ordered from scenic express.