Saturday, 23 June 2012

Repeated Russian reorganisations - or Slowly sorting Soviets

As part of my tidying up process after the recent 'Krisis at Kharkov' game (see many earlier posts...), I took the opportunity to sort out my 20mm Soviets.  The photo above shows some of the toys scattered across my table as I sort units (tank, mechanised and artillery corps) into boxes.
I also tinkered with the Rifle Corps boxes and expanded most to four divisions each, along with artillery, AT and engineer units.  Not all of these assets will neccessarily be deployed in games.
One of the corps so expanded was the Wellingrad Militia Rifle Corps - rewarded as it fought well during the Kharkov operation.
The Wellingrad Militia Rifle Corps as it now appears - 4 rifle divisions, 2 light artillery (76mm) regiments,
1 AT regiment (57mm guns), 1 AT Rifle regiment, transport column (a rare lorry!), HQ and commissar. 

16 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Wow! (For once lost for words - you'll be happy about that!) :)

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
That's not like you!

Don M said...

Hey Stephen you should look back through his earlier posts at his
Soviet tank glory shot! What were there over 60 Tim?

Paul said...

Rewards can be fleeting and punishment harsh on the front. A guards banner perhaps?

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim,

I do like the look of the Wellingrad Militia Rifle Corps! It is the sort of Megablitz unit that almost anyone could put together relatively easily ... and cheaply!

All the best,

Bob

Tim Gow said...

Don M
60? How dare you sir! There were 75 - http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/14th-of-july-challenge.html

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I don't think there were many survivors of the original corps - it was struck from the SW Front orbat during the game...

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
The 'cheapest unit challenge'. I like it!

Ben B. said...

Oh, what an awful job to have to do! Sorting out the figures after a big game. Nice looking collection

Tim Gow said...

Ben B
Strictly speaking I didn't have to do it, as the toys had returned home in more for less the same boxes they went to Shrivenham in. I was just fire with enthusiasm in the aftermath of the game. That'll teach me!

west1871 said...

Thats a bloody big army mate!!! storage is always a pain in the arse.

Tim Gow said...

West1871
To borrow a phrase from 'Zulu', 'box files sir, thousands of 'em!'. Well dozens.

Chris Kemp said...

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who keeps slowly sorting Soviets :O)

They look very impressive laid out like that.

Regards, Chris

Martin Rapier said...

The trouble with 'cheap' Soviet rifle corps is that one just isn't enough.

I've spent the weekend sorting through my Triples shopping accident and discovered that I seem to have 200+ Russians to paint. At least they are all stuck together now and based, off to the garage for undercoating shortly.

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
Mine seem to get a major reorganisation every 2-3 years. A bit like the real thing in fact. Off to shoot more generals now....

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
The correct quantity of soviets to own is 'lots'. Or to put it another way, always more than you have currently. I had a spray painting session last weekend.....