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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

All,

First, Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans!

Apparently my massive sale was exactly what I needed! Clear out some detritus to make way for real progress, and real progress it's been: I have now completed my second major project since the sale! This was a Cold War project, Soviets and West Germans in 6mm from Heroics and Ros. Right now, at least, I don't intend on actually playing Cold War stuff, but, as is my wont, I will be using these in my alternate history blog, Cuba Libre, to play out the Fall of Cronistria. So the West Germans will be standing in as Free Cubans, and the Soviets will be Communist Cronistrians and their Yugoslavian backers.

So, what did I do? Well, first and foremost, I'm a solo gamer, so I always have to do both sides, and when I do both sides, I typically build them not to 'real-life' Tables of Organization and Equipment (TO&E), rather, I build identical capabilities. Because when I do actually get to play against another human, it's my 9-year old son, and so I like, as much as possible, to keep things fair. And you'll see it in some of the games, as I do it not just with force structure with troop capabilities. Rather than play the 'normal' NATO kills WarPac at a 3-1 ratio, I make an M-1/Challenger/Leopard II equal to a T-64/T-72/T-80, I make a Bradley/Warrior/Marder equal to BMP-1/BMP-2, etc… In any case, this may look a little weird because I took Soviet Motor Rifle Division and Tank Division and sorta 'bathtubbed' them, where each battalion is represented by two vehicles. So an MRR has six BTRs and two T-64s, while a TR has six T-80s and 2 BMPs. Additionally, each regiment has a two-gun (self-propelled) artillery battery, and there are divisional command, recce, and anti-air assets. Then I copied it and did the same for the West Germans, ostensibly creating either a Panzer or Panzergrenadier Division.

Let's get to the pics!

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The whole thing, Soviets on the left, Germans on the right (with a bit of unpainted leftovers at top center). Again, everything is 6mm from HR. The painting went quick, except all those damned wheels! ;)

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Leo IIs on the prowl. I've always had an affinity for the Leopard II, just a really beautiful (in a martial way), deadly looking beast.

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And their Red counterparts.

To see more pics, please check the blog at:
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Thanks for looking, more to come!

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Jul 2019 11:56 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2019 2:20 p.m. PST

Looks great. I'm currently building a Soviet tank regiment, but at 1:1!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2019 7:37 a.m. PST

Thanks, Mr. Editor, and that sounds cool, Mark. Any pics?

V/R,
Jack

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