So, the challenge was a 1000 point army in 6 weeks. As those of you I met at I17 know, I made it – just! Once again, I had the normal event experience of finishing my basing within 24 hours of event start! However, in the last week I managed to do the Daughters, Iskra (AT […]Read more "Soviet Naval Brigade – Part 3 – Hello Sailor and/or Comrade"
I was off on holiday over the recent school break in the UK and having been a bit frustrated with the paucity of my K47 hobby output I decided to set myself a challenge. I’ve had a planned Desert Raiding force for my US rangers for some time now. My vision was for a force […]Read more "Painting an Army in three days.."
One of the things that most inspires us here at KO about K47 is it’s background. The way the writers have put in enough detail to drive a story but just little enough so you can let your imagination run free in the twisted weird war world. However there is a rather unfortunate trend in […]Read more "Competitive fluffing or how to theme a tournament army "
Following on from part 1 of this series here; progress is continuing on the Naval Brigade of the Destroyer Oktober. Firstly we have the first complete squad, a 11 man SMG squad. Deadly from close in, these figures were too fun not to use! Again, quick and tabletop is still the name of the game, […]Read more "Soviet Naval Brigade – Not Perfect Part 2 – First squads! "
So, this is a strange article for me to write. I’ve been painting for almost 25 years on and off with small improvements and sometimes great leaps, but always forward. I am a perfectionist to an extent and with the firm but fair feedback of James and Si I usually spend a lot of time […]Read more "Not Perfect or “How I learnt to stop worrying and embrace tabletop standard”"
Hello Comrades! I thought I’d do a quick article around winter weathering our fantastic light walker – the Cossack by Warlord Games. If you’ve been following the blog (and if you haven’t, why haven’t you?) you’ll be aware that last time out I put a very quick and easy guide to magnetising […]Read more "Soviet Steel – Painting the Cossack"
Hello all and happy new year to you! It was Christmas Eve here when I wrote this and before I headed out for a festive pint I thought I’d do a slightly different blog post! It’s going to stray away from K47 a little but still had it in mind! The past few months with […]Read more "A look ahead and Turks! "
Hi all, I thought I’d start with some brief information about the The KV-1 (source: Wikipedia) . It first saw action during the Winter War, where it out performed both the SMK and T-100 (rival prototypes for production as a break through tank). It was developed to be used alongside Soviet deep battle doctrine […]Read more "Soviet Steel – The KV-1 / KV-ZP"
When I was younger I thought that I had a good knowledge of the Second World War. It was only when I started playing the PC game Warthunder (other pc ww2 action sim games are available) I realised that all my knowledge centred around the popular theatres and was predominantly focused around the British and […]Read more "Soviet Steel – The SU-76"
So in my previous post I commented on how I felt that the Soviet Heavy Infantry were the best currently in game. One of my reasons for stating this was that their Dual Weapon Packs give them a single shot AT round at up to 18″ or 3 SMG shots at up to […]Read more "Soviet Steel – Painting Soviet Heavy Infantry"