|Chemical Commies on maneuvers with their new APC|
From a wargaming perspective, the BTRs are not as sexy as the BMPs, but these blue collar APCs will stylishly and safely deliver my Commie Forces to battle against insurgents, separatists, NATO forces, Zombies, Big Pharma, militants, reality show contestants, and whatever else we can find at the Fawcett Avenue table - possibly all in the same game (Dallas' Zombie games are very diverse). The 30mm cannon on the BTR-80As will provide some nice extra punch.
These were painted primarily with GW paints, many from the new range, which I am gradually getting used to. I have seen so many different camouflage patterns for modern Russian/late Soviet vehicles that I just went ahead an made one up. The infantry in the pictures are 28mm Soviets in NBC gear from Eureka. The numeral decals are from a sheet of Battlefront tactical numbers I found lying around.
Up first is the straight-up BTR-80 version:
|The BTR-80 has a 14.5mm MG in the turret|
|The 30mm cannon can engage everything from enemy troops to enemy helicopters|
These Imprint models are top notch - I recommend them highly! I have two more vehicle bodies to do, and then I will be able to mount a platoon for battle. The T-90s will have to wait for a bit - I need to figure out a way to secure the turrets - preferably without gluing them, although it may come to that - to be sure they can survive on the gaming table.