These have been on my painting table for a while so this is another, ‘get it done’ action item to get some of my old projects finished. These are additions for my already large Flames of War Soviet army and are a collection of a few items. First are a set of Katyusha rocket loading crews. These are used in the game to make the rockets batteries more powerful.
Then I have 2 Katyusha rockets from Zveda, the Russian plastic kit manufacturer. These are slightly different than the battlefront ones, but I believe there were enough different models of rocket launcher in the Soviet arsenal so that this won’t be an issue on the table top.
Then, I have have 2 Katyusha rockets actually from Battlefront. These were given to me by a friend downsizing his FoW collection so I finished them for mine. As you can see they have larger rails and more rockets than the plastic version.
Below is the combination of all the the above in a single unit. This will be a good for my Flames of War soviets but not something I would use for games such as Bolt Action – they really are too much of a stand off long range weapon for most games. You may notice that the replacement rockets being loaded are a different colour than the one on the trucks… Well that’s what you get for not paying attention for a project which takes a long time, but I’m ok with this – replacement rockets must be from a different batch or something, as I’m not fixing it now.
Next there are a couple of horse drawn limbers/carts for the Soviet forces. I’m not sure what these will be used for, but again they were from the friend’s downsizing, so they join my forces. Most bigger guns of the period used such limbers.
Lastly, are a couple of game tokens. First a fun THMG objective marker, made for the local club and then some ‘in cover’ or ‘dug in’ markers from FOW. These can be used for other terrain markets as well. Well that these done now and they all ready for gaming.