From the Shed: Winter War Finns.

The first batch for my Winter War project has been finished (no pun intended).

after the Soviet invasion in 1939 the Finns fought a desperate rearguard action against massive odds and did inflict some quite severe reverses on the Soviets… ultimately the Soviets proved to numerous and too implacable, resulting in a negotiated peace that saw the Finns lose some territory.

On to the figures though. These are a mix of the old Wargames Foundry 20mms and the more recent Euerka miniatures from Australia. The former are a nice but limited in poses. The Euerka stuff covers a lot more ground so to speak, including a nice redition of the Finnish Lahti-Saloranta M/26 light machine gun but I would say, if I was being a bit nit picking that the gun barrels look a little fragile.

Cheers,

Pete.

22 comments on “From the Shed: Winter War Finns.

  1. Jeff Groves says:

    Those look great! Would Germans in snow parkas (those with appropriate weapons) work as well for Finns?

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Jeff. I think they work well for the winter stages of the Continuation War (as the Finns called it) but in 1939 they were pretty badly equipped really. That said a rifleman with a snow suit on and the hood pulled up is pretty good for most natinalities really.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  2. Nice one Pete, always dig your 20mm stuff šŸ‘šŸ‘

  3. Very nice, Pete! šŸ™‚ You just need to get yourself an SMK heavy tank to use against them now!

  4. Very nice, love n a bit of 20mm goodness, it is gods own scale after all!

    Bet you cant wait to get them “Finn’ished” (sorry I’ll get my coat)

    Cheers Roger.

  5. Beansplx says:

    These are really nice, what are you using for snow?

  6. Beansplx says:

    I’m into this, I’ll pick some up and give it a whirl. Thanks!

  7. As someone with Finnish ancestry (25%) I always appreciate a good Finnish WWII post. Plus these look great. You may find this supplement for Combat Patrol for the Winter War interesting http://www.bucksurdu.com/Personal/documents/CombatPatrol/Supplements/WinterWarSupplement.pdf

  8. Really nice Pete. I went to Eureka once but they’re open at odd days and times but the dude there was very cool.

  9. patmcf says:

    Neat work again Pete, I’m amazed they came from Auss!

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