Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Kommissar's in town

 Some of the antics of the Warsaw Pact forces I have assembled for Little Cold Wars clearly indicated a lack of political will.  To rectify this alarming state of affairs this sinister pair of comrades from SPARK (Special Police And Revolutionary Kommissars) have been visiting military units to provide encouragement.
The car is a GAZ-21 Volga.  As this version of GAZ was in production from 1958-62 the comrades are clearly careful drivers!

The figures - since a number of people have asked - are from the dodgy old board game 'Microdot'.
 I picked up a copy at a car boot sale in the summer.  To be honest it's not a great game but £1.50 for four useful figures and some other bits was pretty good value!


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


We were driven around St Petersburg in a Volga the last time Sue and I visited Russia. It was very solid. In fact the driver told us that it was armour-plated, and judging by the thickness oft the window glass I don't think that he was joking. The doors were so heavy you had to slam them with a lot of effort to get them to shut.

Everywhere we went, the Volga attracted attention. A wedding party had their photo taken with it rather than the stretch humvee they were driving around in. A man stopped in the middle of the road to photograph the car, and a couple of Militiamen saluted it as we drove past. (Old habits die hard!)

A great addition to the Forbodian State's forces of Peace and Order, and Shield and Sword of the People's Republic.

All the best,


Stephen Thomas said...

Weren't they made from melted down T34's ???

Pete. said...

Looks like a great addition to your forces.

Where did the sinister trench-coated chaps come from btw?



Archduke Piccolo said...

Smooth, Tovarishch: smooth.

tradgardmastare said...

The boys are indeed back in town.Much to everyone's discomfort I fear.

Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
But which version of Volga was it? I think we should be told.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
The car or the Commissars?

Tim Gow said...

See addendum to post.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
The Comrades thank you.

Tim Gow said...

Be prepared for a knock at the door. Possibly in the next couple of weeks.

Pete. said...

Thanks Tim.