Saturday, November 8, 2014

Battle Group Barbarossa: Soviet Armour



Having finished morphing my Battle Group Kursk Soviets into a late war force, I've now pretty much done the same for Barbarossa. Adding to the 20 T-26 tanks I finished painting last week, I've just finished 7 BT-5s and a monster T-35.



All the models are 15mm Zvezda kits from their Art of Tactic game. These are great little kits. Very easy to put together and with lovely crisp moulding. The biggest down side is the lack of open hatches and crew figures, and all the tanks look very clean and Spartan, with no stowage items. Of course, I could have just added tarps etc made from Greenstuff, but decided not to on these as Soviet vehicles from 1941 generally do look pretty lacking in clutter from most photos I've seen.



Nice stuff, Zvezda. And what a beast the T-35 is!

11 comments:

  1. The T-35 is a real beast, good to see so many tanks out there

    Ian

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  2. Nice, I'm planning a large purchase of armor in December or the end of this month and the Zvezda T-35 is on the list..

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  3. Very nice indeed - I really like how you have morphed a robust mid war Soviet force to nicely cover both early and late war periods

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  4. Looking forward to the t 35 on the table, but how many orders must you spend to fire the thing??????

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  5. Hey Chris! Same as other tanks, but there is a special rule for multiple turrets where you get a chance for an extra shot.

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    1. I had my first solo game of Barbarossa the other day and really enjoyed it. A mere 250 points or so on a 4x3 board but it still took a couple of hours. No T 35 s though just BT 5s and 38 ts.

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  6. I'm awaiting BG Barbarossa to arrive this week.

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  7. Are you talking about the zvezda art of tactic tank game, the one that is a box of tanks? I wasn't sure if they were 15mm or not. Some of their boxed games are 1/72.

    I was searching for Russian stuff last night for 15mm Chain of Command and I was having a tough time finding ways to source small quantities of units an tanks.

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  8. Zvezda make a whole series of little boxes of individual 15mm vehicles for their Art of Tactic game. Just remember that infantry and artillery are 1/72 scale in their game, vehicles are 1/100 (ie 15mm). You can get them all via Plastic Soldier Company's webstore.

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  9. The T-35 is an insane model. I think some of the Russian designers work for GW now.

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