Thursday, 25 December 2014

Festive Forbodian Tank Regiment

 No Christmas celebrations for the Comrades of course, but a jolly parade to intimidate you decadent imperialists.  All of these toys are in 1/43 - 1/48ish scales and all have been acquired during 2014.

Quality. The understrength T-72 battalion, with only two companies.
Quantity - one of the T-55 battalions, with three companies each of two toy tanks
(each representing five real ones), and the HQ in a snazzy BRDM-2. 
More quantity - the other T-55 battalion, this time with HQ in a GAZ-69.
The regimental assets...
...RHQ with a gaggle of GAZ-69s and a platoon of T-55... 
...Recce Company with a platoon each of BRDM and PT-76...
...Air Defence with a Plt of ZSU-23/4 and the engineers with BTR-60PB and BTS recovery tank.  




28 comments:

Col said...

Comrade Gow!... Where is frozen on the camera's lens, Glorious moment in Soviet/Forbodian relations, lengths of fresh milk pipelines on their specially made tracked carriages on way to installation??? I am swept up in joyful outburst of approval at this celebration of unbreakable bond between the two Socialist camps of two good neighbour nations!

Springinsfeld said...

A terrifying display of Forbodian might. Have a Very Christmas.

Xaltotun of Python said...

Merry Xmas. Christmas truce or is that a decadent Capitalist trait?

Stephen Thomas said...

More tanks then you can shake a stick at !!!
Puts me in mind of a famous comedy sketch:

Another tank sir?
No! I'm full.
Ah! Go on, Just another T55 with wafer thin armour.
Oh go on then.

MERRY CHRISTMAS :-)

Paul Foster said...

May Day in December?

Sweet looking parade!

doctorphalanx said...

Peace and goodwill to all men, except, of course, to enemies of the Forbodian state!

Don M said...

A splendid review comrade, a tribute to the Forbodian
proletariat in achieving
this might in only a year!

JLee118 said...

Great stuff! Now you just need a battalion of BMP infantry to with them.

Pete. said...

Impressive, I see the Forbodians favour the tank heavy approach. I approve.

Cheers,

Pete.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Ooo... Shiny! What a formidably forbidding Forbodian force. Oorrah pobieda, Tovarishch!

Tim Gow said...

Col
Quite so Comrade. In fact 'Socialist Camp' is this season's must-have look.....

Tim Gow said...

Springinsfeld
Those who follow the true path to socialism need not be afraid. Personally I'm terrified!

Tim Gow said...

Cal toting of Python
Truce eh? Well you lay down your rifle first and we'll see how it goes....

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
Hey, those T-55s are diecasts with real metal armour! It's the plastic T-72s we should be worrying about...

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
That's the last time I buy such a cheap calendar.

Tim Gow said...

Doctorphalanx
Spoken like a true fellow traveller comrade!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Heroic efforts right enough Don. The day shift in the tractor factory and the night shift on Ebay....

Tim Gow said...

JLee118
The BMP battalion exists Comrade....

Tim Gow said...

Pete
Why go for the subtle approach when you can simply crush the enemy with lots of heavy diecast models?

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
More shininess is planned.....

Archduke Piccolo said...

To coin perhaps a corollary to the well known Russian observations about thequantity/quality duality: 'Forthrightness has a subtlety all of its own; and subtlety has itself a forthrightness none else can claim.'

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Armoured People Power! The Western lapdogs tremble before it.

Stu Rat said...

I see the Bauble* to Ruble exchange rate is improving.

*That is, if I recall my Geography lessons correctly, the unit of currency in Forbodia.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

This is the most scary post I have ever read on your post .. from complete madness and off-the-wall-thinking (I remember shaking my head in complete disbelief when Tim Gow went BIG) .. ti a "I can see his logic" .. scary, where do you manage to put this stuff away?

Respect, though also "disbelief"

Have a good Fletcher Pratt tomorrow, sorry I cannot make it!

:(

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

"Under-strength" also means (implies) I am going to get some more in 2015!

True/False?

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
As well they might. Historical inevitability is on our side Comrade.

Tim Gow said...

Stu Rat
Quite so. The Bauble replaced the Golden Splonder following the Communist coup. Er, I mean popular uprising.

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
What do you have to be scared about? It's me who has to fins room for all this crap. Lucky I can stop anytime then....