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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Apr 2019 12:45 p.m. PST

Besides the Soviet Union, which member of the Warsaw Pact would you rather command on the tabletop?

dragon620 Apr 2019 1:06 p.m. PST


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 1:33 p.m. PST

East Germans, since they're located at the tip of the spear.

Poles too, for their apparent assigned role in invading Denmark, and possibly even Sweden, by sea and air (helo assaults).

Texas Jack20 Apr 2019 1:41 p.m. PST

Another vote for Czechoslovakia

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 2:15 p.m. PST

Poles, they are badass fighters no matter what side they're on(except during the GNW, when they sucked quite bad)

Legion 420 Apr 2019 2:20 p.m. PST

Yep … Poles … But I've played pretty much any of the WP forces. In the distant past …

dBerczerk20 Apr 2019 2:33 p.m. PST

These Albanian troops look pretty motivated.


Legion 420 Apr 2019 2:38 p.m. PST

Well … at least kind of "pretty" … evil grin

The Young Guard20 Apr 2019 2:55 p.m. PST

How easy is it to do the Hungarian or Romanian army in 15mm? Is it the same uniform as the Soviets?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Apr 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

I had a friend who served in the Bulgarian army during the Cold War. They went on training and their vehicles broke down, so the soldiers had to walk…

Generalstoner4920 Apr 2019 5:31 p.m. PST


TGerritsen20 Apr 2019 7:17 p.m. PST

I'd be hard pressed to pick between the Czechs and the Poles. Either had fighting spirit and would have likely broken away if they had the chance (and did, eventually).

nevals20 Apr 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

The Bulgarians used to say something along these lines: In the case of an attack, the Bulgarian army needed to hold on for only 10 minutes. That long would need the Russians to come and save the day.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 7:59 p.m. PST

Albania. They had reasonably decent social standards and did not participate in the invasion of fellow Pact member Czechoslovakia, and withdrew from the Pact within a month of that invasion.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 8:52 p.m. PST


Lion in the Stars21 Apr 2019 6:56 a.m. PST

Poland, because it's 50/50 whether they would have marched west into Denmark/Scandahooliga or east into the Soviet supply lines!

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2019 10:08 p.m. PST


Jeffers Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2019 12:52 p.m. PST

East Germany. Uniform straight out of the Trigan Empire.

seneffe22 Apr 2019 1:33 p.m. PST

I remember once being told by someone who studied these things professionally that the Polish army was very unlike the Soviet army in that it had (because of different terms and conditions) quite a large cadre of Western style long service NCOs and warrant officers- who basically ran the show- especially in the technical fields.

The problem was that many of these men were from 'military families' who had provided the officer corps in the pre-communist army- including the sons of men murdered by the Soviets at Katyn and elsewhere.

Although generally not allowed to become officers because they were seen as potentially politically suspect, they were indispensible for their professionalism and technical expertise- so over time became very influential.

There was talk apparently of an understanding among this cohort to 'act in the Polish national interest' (answers on a postcard for what that might mean) in case of war, but I don't think anything solid has come to light about that.

I expect the military counter-intelligence branch would have them as a high priority- but the chances of success against a bunch of chaps like that might be quite low.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

Czechs, best beer and women.

Tgunner23 Apr 2019 6:47 p.m. PST

East Germany for the win because you can play "communists" with silly German accents. Plus, in Team Yankee at least, they really rock despite having second rate gear.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2019 2:47 p.m. PST


Uparmored24 Apr 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

Cuba, as in "allies of the Warsaw Pact."

Virginia Tory27 May 2019 6:25 p.m. PST

>East Germany. Uniform straight out of the Trigan Empire.

Oh, cool. Didn't think anybody remembered The Rise and Fall…!

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