|15mm Soviets - figures from Peter Pig|
As part of the "Team Yankee" fun I wanted to paint up an infantry unit that might represent some of the special forces or airborne units I expect would play a role in any (thankfully fictional) Soviet ground assault into 1980s Western Europe. I find fictional accounts like "Team Yankee" and "Red Storm Rising" dramatically underestimate the likely impact that Communist sympathizers and fifth columnists would play in any invasion. The west was chock full of useful idiots and their various appendages which could be leveraged by the KGB and other Soviet state elements as they prepapred and executed a ground invasion, sowing, at the very least, wide-spread confusion behind the NATO lines if nothing else.
|Love working with these Peter Pig castings|
I had some AK-equipped modern 15mm infantry from Peter Pig, and I figured that with a few paintbrush tricks, these could reasonably represent Soviet special forces or VDV/Airborne forces which might bring an interesting additional element to the table.
|Heavy recoilless rifle|
|As usual, flowered shrubs mark out command bases|