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28mm Fanatik13 Apr 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

Some of you may appreciate this, so I adapted the BMP-1 Motor Rifle Battalion for VDV BMD Air Assault troops. Since they are "elite," I increased the Courage and Skill ratings by +1:







leobarron200014 Apr 2018 5:04 a.m. PST


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Apr 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

Nicely done

Lion in the Stars14 Apr 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

Bravo, Sir!

I've been wanting to do VDV for Team Yankee, was going to run them as counts-as East Germans, and treat the ASU85 as a T55. Too much armor, of course, but the gun is about right.

Leadgend15 Apr 2018 10:24 p.m. PST

That doesn't line up with sources such as PDF link

Organisation for a BMD company should be:
HQ BMD with AK74 team
3 x Platoons each with 4 BMD, 1 AK74 team, 3 AK74 teams with RPG16

Note no RPG18 or PKM. Although AGS17 and SA16 would be available from Battalion support platoons.

28mm Fanatik16 Apr 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

I'll post a fix by tomorrow night for the equipment. I'm not changing the numbers though. BF never pigeon-hole people into using a fixed and inflexible number of vehicles.

Lion in the Stars16 Apr 2018 7:01 p.m. PST

Yeah, BF has been doing the flexible number of squads/platoons/vehicles to represent combat losses before this game.

vicmagpa119 Apr 2018 10:04 p.m. PST

who makes bmd in that scale? haven't seen any.

28mm Fanatik20 Apr 2018 8:55 a.m. PST


Armies Army does I think, now distributed by PSC.

BTW I updated the infantry cards with the correct equipment: TMP link

Lion in the Stars20 Apr 2018 11:54 p.m. PST

@vicmagpa1: Armies Army makes all the VDV-specifc stuff you will need. BMDs, BTR-Ds, ASU85s, and infantry. link

28mm Fanatik21 Apr 2018 7:47 p.m. PST

If you want to replace all the AT-3 Sagger missiles of the BMD's with AT-5 Spandrels, thus making them into BMD-1P's instead, I would increase the points per company incrementally starting at +1 point for the minimum-sized company.

So a 4-vehicle BMD company with AT-5's would now cost 6 points instead of 5, the 9-vehicle company costs 13 points instead of 11, and the 12-vehicle company 18 points rather than 15.

The battalion command vehicle would remain at 1 point, making the upgrade free.

Old Wolfman11 Jul 2018 6:57 a.m. PST

Was wondering when they'd be coming up with stuff for Soviet Guards Paras.

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