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Pole Bitwy PL Inactive Member28 Apr 2012 5:21 a.m. PST

So what do you think will replace the venerable Ak-74 and the newer AN-94 in the near future ? What will Russian troops use even later ?

Looking for viable weapon ideas for Future Russian forces miniatures.

Thanks !


Personal logo Insomniac Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2012 5:35 a.m. PST

My first statement would be… "why fix what isn't broken?"

The AK has lasted for many years because it is virtually indestructible, it is easy to clean and repair and rarely fails.

Looking at the AN, it seems to be an updated version of a proven design.

I very much doubt that the Russians will be changing their individual weapons for a long time to come and only then, it would be for different tech (energy weapons, guided munitions etc.).

Maybe a suitably sci-fi version of an AN-94… maybe with an underslung marker light or grenade launcher, digital round counter and different magazine styles.

Dogged Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2012 6:12 a.m. PST

Completely agree with Insomniac. Guess the only change would be a more ergonomic buttstock (maybe with a kind of built in recoil compensator), by now AK have RIS, UGL and all same pretty accessories as Colts and others. Really not much of improvements could be made. There's the AK bullpup system (the GROZA?) which has been in development for years now, but maybe the "classic" AK is good and rugged enough to be an ideal weapon for everyplace and everytime…

ArmiesArmy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Apr 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

I think its more then likely to made of composite materials and different ammunitions otherwise the same. Which is how i pictured my weapons on my future war range

Stoss55 Inactive Member28 Apr 2012 6:22 a.m. PST


i read an article not too long ago that Russia planned to phase out their AK weapons in favor of some other design.


Johny Boy Inactive Member28 Apr 2012 7:04 a.m. PST

I read somewhere that the only certain thing in modern warfare in one 100 years time is that somebody, somewhere will still be using the venerable AK 47. I would imagine the Russians would be using an extension of this, possibly as mentioned above in bullpup form with upgraded optics. For me the P90 and AUG Steyr always look sufficiently futuristic , but having a hard tech edge to them.



I'm certainly no expert but I imagine the likes of US, Russia, China are all looking into potential exo sceleton combat suits with enclosed helmets etc.

For me personally I'd like to see additional back up droid units, KELOID, based on a Neo Sov future aesthetically hits the nail right on the head with these guys. Brutal and functional just as Ivan likes his kit.

YouTube link


If you ever think of going the hardware route with the range, I would also like to see something similar to the retro style mecha of AT-43 Red Blok as I think they were spot on with their look for a Neo Sov concept, emphasizing the brutal functional look as opposed to a sleek futuristic look.



Something along these lines but scaled to 15mm would be fantastic, likewise something like this for a Neo Sov tank/ APC.


Just some daydreaming, but hope they are a few useful suggestions, cheers J

Lion in the Stars Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2012 1:20 p.m. PST

In 200 years, I would expect that the AK47 is still in use. Yes, really. How long did the Brown Bess last? How about the Martini-Henry or the Lee-Enfield?

It might be in a different caliber, have optics and more picatinny rails than a mall-ninja, but it will still look like 'Uncle Mikhails' Avtomat Kalashnikova obr 1947.

Moqawama Inactive Member28 Apr 2012 1:50 p.m. PST

Those AT-43 mecha always rouse my enthusiasm!

In my developing cosmo of armies/factions/movements there is one which would greatly benefit from such bulky/primitive hardware (and they aren't Neo-soviet, to boot!), I'd really like SOMEONE to release SOMETHING like them in 15mm!

Johny Boy Inactive Member28 Apr 2012 11:33 p.m. PST

They just capture that Soviet early Space age look so well, asymetrical, bits projecting everywhere, totally functional, i'd love some for my Sov Guards Mecha Brigade.


Johny Boy Inactive Member29 Apr 2012 12:04 a.m. PST

They just capture that Soviet early Space age look so well, asymetrical, bits projecting everywhere, totally functional, i'd love some for my Sov Guards Mecha Brigade.



Lion in the Stars Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2012 2:56 a.m. PST

Just watched the KELOID trailer: Oh, heck yes! Want minis like that!

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