I dug up some of my old winter themed Soviets for Flames of War and gave them a makeover. The force represents a worn down forward detachment in the winter of 1943-44. This is a ramshackle force combining old, new, Soviet and looted German equipment. The force has suffered from great attrition and is fighting just to survive the bitter winter conditions.
|Four KV-85 heavy tanks|
|Two looted German panzers|
|A Razvedki (reonnaissance) platoon mounted in captured hanomags|
|Battalion command - notice the bear that has been mustered to carry a crate of vodka bottles (the bear is pissed off, just like the rest of the battalion, due to not being allowed to hibernate)|
|Tank-rider company. These boys must hitch a ride on the back of the tanks.|
|Close-up of the infantry|