Wednesday, January 25, 2023

More 28mm WWII Finnish Infantry

Here's another batch of 28mm Finnish WWII figures for my Bolt Action / Iron Cross Finnish army. I'm ramping into second gear on this project as the army is approaching critical mass to start using it to run some games. 

These 18 figures are primarily to bulk up my infantry squads. Where previously I had focused on having an LMG with each squad, I've since found out that by the Lapland war, sections often fielded two or sometimes even three SMGs. These were a mix of Finnish and captured Russian PPSh models.

The officer: The Finnish officers loved their leather field coats. Brown was the typical color. I have previously erroneously painted some of these as grey wool, but this is the correct color. I'm actually considering going back and fixing that error on my other Finnish officers.


The Molotov throwers: For me, every Finnish squad should have one of these guys. In practice, I'll also use them as additions to a 'tank hunter' squad when a scenario calls for it. Two poses, but thanks to the swap-able heads, three unique-ish figures.

The Riflemen: There are a lot of one pose in this set, thanks to the limited range of figures from Warlord Games and the fact that I purchased two boxed sets and an additional squad. The upside is, I don't have many of this particular pose in my existing squads. I guess they all rattled to the bottom of the 'dead lead' box. Mixing them in existing squads should make them less repetitive. 

The Brrrrrt! :  SMG gunners in several poses. I've even tossed in some conversions from some French Partisans with head swaps for some variation. Still one pose is here as a set of three. Again, mixing them in existing squads will help. 

The Collection: Here's a group shot of the Finns so far. On the workbench are crew for the Pak-40, a Pak-38 and crew, another HMG, several LMG teams, a flamethrower and a 60mm mortar and crew. That should mostly round out the infantry and support teams for the army and free me up to finish the remaining vehicles. 

I also have a few combat engineers / pioneers on the way for use with Chain of Command.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

28mm Finnish WWII Reindeer Pack 'Mule' and Driver

28mm Finnish WWII resin print of a reindeer 'pack mule' and driver. I purchased these pre-printed before I owned a 3D printer. I just finally got around to finish painting them up. 






Wednesday, January 18, 2023

28mm Cossacks!

Here is an army I bought for myself pre-painted on Ebay and recently re-based. It's a late Renaissance / 30 Years War force of Cossacks. I have them here on movement trays set up for Pikeman's Lament, but they're also fine for many other rule sets. Pikeman's Lament has been gaining traction in the club this past year so I thought movement trays set up for it seemed prudent.

The commander and a unit of light cavalry with bows.

'Battle Cavalry'. Two with swords, one with pistols and swords, and one with lances.

A 'pike block' consisting of twelve pike, 24 musketeers that can either be four 'commanded shot' units or two 'musketeer' units and a forward unit that could be a 'forlorn hope' unit.

Two 'dragoon' units of mounted infantry.

The balance of the musket-armed infantry.