|15mm T-34s from the Plastic Soldier Company|
|These turrets can be switched out to make the tank into a T-34/76|
While I am laughably unable to ever get the treads to connect properly, overall I find the T-34 models from Plastic Soldier Company to be easy to assemble and paint. I really like the option for the turrets. The price is very reasonable. I got the "Battalion" deal, so I still have many, many, many more of these tanks to paint.
|Six tanks painted - another 15 to go (!)|
The Battlefront AT guns were not too bad to assemble - you can see I struggled with the gun shield on one of them. Crowding them on the medium Flames of War base was a little tricky but overall they turned out OK. I was struck by the resemblance these weapons have to the early war German AT guns - but I understand these are in fact based on that design (maybe even manufactured under some kind of license or something)? At any rate, they will come in handy on the table.
|Soviet WW2 AT gun battery - I think they are 45mm guns...|
While I actually enjoyed our recent Flames of War game, my goal is actually to get a huge pile of this stuff done to play games of Spearhead in 15mm. Spearhead is an excellent set of division-level rules, with each base or vehicle model representing a platoon of men or vehicles, or a battery of guns.
|So I screwed up that one gun shield on the right pretty badly|
|These other ones turned out better...|
The first scenario I am targeting - "The Devil's Cauldron" - has 101 pieces (either tanks or infantry stands etc) for the Russians. I'm at 54 pieces painted so far, so almost half-way there. Still need to add bits like heavy mortars and 76mm guns, and of course many, many more tanks and infantry stands. But in the interim, if we do another Flames of War game, the Russian side will have a growing stash of kit to build on.