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!
*It should be a Roland, rather than an ADATs. I love HR, but the reason I used an ADATs instead of a Roland is because I'm not particularly fond of the superstructure on the Roland model. I bought one, it looked messed up, so I bought another one, and it looked the same way, so I figure it's an issue with the mold (the entire superstructure, i.e., the missile launchers, the 'tower,' and the radar, all sort of lean to the right, and, try as I might, I couldn't straighten them out). It's one model, the ADATs works fine, so no big deal.
*It appears I actually bought T-90s instead of T-80s. I can live with it if you can ;)
Very cool, so happy to knock this out and need to get them on the table, but I've got a bunch of work to do in South Leon before I can get back to Cronistria. Soon... It may seem like a bit of a travesty, but I'm going to do up some good guy and bad guy infantry in desert bases, and all these vehicles will also be used for when Cuba deploys to the sandbox in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm!
More to come.