The Forbodian battalion is now complete. As things turned out it didn't see action in last night's game - but it was there - poised for action! Above an below is the AT Platoon with 9K11 Malyutka AT missiles. Or, if you prefer, 'Sagger'. The missile is a cut-down 1/72 scale Sparrow AAGM and the figures are from the Airfix Mountain Troops set. The 'gunner' in his experimental issue camo smock began life as the loader for an MG42. Note the control box complete with joystick so he can track the missile to it's target.
The rifle platoon stands - armed with RPG-7 and Yugoslav built M48 rifles and M56 SMGs.
The mortar battery. The 120mm mortar came off one of the Steve Weston WW1 'Tadpole' tanks, with a baseplate from a Tamiya US 107. The crew are again from the Mountain Troops set.
The battalion HQ. A frenzy of quietly efficient staff work. The radio op is a Tamiya figure but this being Forbodia the radio probably won't work - hence the semaphore flags. The chap in the foreground has a SA-7 Strela AA missile - he is anxiously scanning the skies for enemy aircraft. The CO - in cut down stahlhelm to make a Yugoslav-style helmet - is another Tamiya figure.