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"
Resin is a very popular casting material due to it’s lightness and capacity for holding sharp and fine details. In recent years many manufacturers have moved from resin to plastics or a hybrid of plastic and resin to create their models. There are, however, a great many very good resin kits available on […]Read more "Soviet Steel – First Steps with Resin Vehicles"
So, recently (last night) a big box of hobby goodness arrived from the Boss, it contained (amongst other things) a couple of boxes of the Ursus Infantry from Warlord. The concept of big Russian bear men really appeals to me from a thematic view point and fits with the slightly bonkers sci-fi/horror b-movie vibe that […]Read more "Soviet Steel – A First look at Ursus Infantry"
I had to wait until after Christmas before I could get some more toys for my Soviet Army. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when a box of Soviet bits arrived this weekend. I’ve been waiting for the Cossack for some time. Given the paucity of options in the armoured car slot […]Read more "Soviet Steel – Magnetising the Cossack Light Walker."
I managed to get my hands on a nice shiny blister (or two) of the new Siberian Terror Squad from Warlord Games. The Terror squad are a lovely unit of Soviet Anti-Freeze powered ghouls! Perfect for sorting out invaders of the motherland during the freezing Russian Winters. The figures are metal sculpts […]Read more "Soviet Steel – First Impressions of the Siberian Terrors"
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"
In the build up to our first tournament, we thought it would be a good time to answer a simple question. What are your hopes and expectations for the tournament? Shipman – USA I’ll get the obvious joke out the way first – I’d like a win. Just one, doesn’t need to be glorious! I […]Read more "Konflikting Opinions – Hopes for Battlefield ’47"
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"
On Monday we got together to play out first games, now that we have some play experience what do we think? The Table We wanted to play a first game of K47 together so to speak. The initial plan was for one couple to play whilst the other watched and offered “helpful” advice followed […]Read more "Konflikting Opinions – First Game Thoughts"