sábado, 13 de janeiro de 2018

Rapid Fire! Russian Contemporary Wars in 20mm - 2008 Georgian Infantry Battalion


The first Georgian Infantry battalion is ready to enter their BMP's and Land Rovers and invade South Ossetia. The figures are mostly ESCI modern US Infantry and a few Revell modern Germans and US. The use of american figures is suitable because the Georgians used plenty of M-14's assault rifles in the 2008 campaign which are fairly close to the M-16 of the figures. All figures are using the camouflaged uniform and bulletproof of 2008 and a small Georgian flag in the shoulder.


The M-60 MG was cut in the bipod and a small box added close to the trigger in order to look like the Russian PK MG in use in the Georgian army.


The command stand has a Skytrex US figure in the middle (the helmet in this metal figures looks more to the old Georgian/Russian helmet still in use in 2008) and a M-47 Dragon transformed into a PDM-1 of Georgian manufacturing or the several smaller Russian RPG's (18,22 or 26).


The Revell German PanzerGrenadiers have the Panzerfaust 3 which is firly similar in this scale with the RPG-7, only needing the tip of the ammunition to be cut.


The SVD sniper is the ESCI Spetsnaz with US helmet and painted bulletproof vest.

Next: The story the world has been waiting for, the '2008' context and wargaming possibilities.

6 comentários:

  1. Nice work there Joao, completed with your usual detail and original ideas

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    1. Thanks AI. When you are far away from the main wargaming production centres and nowadays private/national snail mails forces you to wait for a month for a parcel you have to be original.

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  2. Very nice- looking forward to seeing them in a battle.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete. The part of the battle will be more difficult :)

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  3. Very nice job, love the close up on the MG...

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