This may seem rather an odd choice, but if you've been reading this blog for any length of time you're probably used to it by now! As part of my gentle meander through a fictional WW3 (set in the mid-1980s) which has produced a series of (tenuously) linked scenarios so far, I decided that game or two set in the Balkans would make a nice change of scene. This opens up opportunities to field formations from many of NATO and the Warsaw Pact's less well-known (in the UK at least) nations.
I sorted out the toys for the Greek brigade some months ago, and finally got round to painting them over the last couple of weeks. Photos of the completed toys will be posted soon.
So why Greeks? Well, I already have some in 6mm - albeit carrying bronze shields and pointy sticks, but really because of the interesting variety of kit they used in the period concerned. Also, the infantry is relatively easy to do - I used WW2 US infantry which (in 6mm at least) is close enough.
The 'brigade' will consist of two truck-mobile infantry battalions, a tank battalion, a pair of towed artillery batteries and AA and HQ elements.
|The heavy Weapons Company of one of the inf btls. GHQ infantry and CinC truck.|
|The infantry at an early stage of the process - glued to strips of wood and sprayed matt black.|
|The entire brigade - painted and stuck to bases. Next step is to paint and flock the bases.|