|15mm Soviet Motor Rifle infantry from Battlefront for "Team Yankee"|
My painting meanderings return to "Team Yankee", the 15mm cold-war-gone-hot game from the folks at Battlefront (based on the novel by Harold Coyle). I had initially painted some forces back around the release of the game (nearly a year ago) during Curt's last Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. The recent release by Battlefront of a range of West German troops has prompted me to go back to my collection and start to round it out a little more for some larger games. This has also happily provoked Dallas to start collecting a West German force of his own...always nice to see fellow Conscripts diving in!
|Battlefront's box is very complete - you get everything you need to make the largest possible motor rifle company|
To represent Soviet motor rifle troops I initially used 15mm modern Russian figures from Eureka. Battlefront's new releases often take a long time to arrive here in Canada, and the Russian infantry they had "released" were particularly late - but they did eventually arrive! I want to add a second motor rifle company to my Soviet forces, so I thought I would start with the infantry, and I cracked open the box from Battlefront.
|Battalion command base|
|AK-74 teams - the base with the flowers serves as the company command base|
|RPG-7 teams - you can see some of the bonky casting in the helmets|
|Another view of the AK-74 teams|
|PKM MG teams - mounted on larger bases|
|Another view of the PKM MG teams - with the SAM team also visible in the back left|
|The whole group - bring on the running dog lackeys of NATO!|