Saturday, 20 March 2010
Back of Beyond Bolsheviks
As I've been digging out rules for the Russian Civil War, which I've been interested in gaming for a long time, I thought I'd post some pictures of my Bolshevik army for the Back of Beyond.
The Third Peasants and Workers Shock Brigade, under the leadership of Military Specialist Comrade Colonel Igor Tubugerov, has had some success in the campaigns that I've run at the club. It's an effective force with three units of regulars, a unit of Cheka, a unit of Latvian Rifles, three heavy machine guns, a sniper, a field gun, an armoured car and tank plus air support, together with the ubiquitous (but fairly useless) political commissars.
It was the first big 28mm project that I've undertaken and, although the figures aren't painted to a top standard, they're not bad considering the fact that they were turned out in about three weeks. I really should add some additional units and artillery to the army but I have more then enough projects to tackle without going back to the Back of Beyond.
I have another Back of Beyond army, the Japanese using Copplestone Chinese Warlord figures, but they're only partly finished and need quite a lot of work to be ready for action. I've also got about three or four more forces in the leadpile but as interest has waned at the club they may neveer see the light of day.