From the Shed: More Finns.

I got the 2nd half of my WinterWar Finnish Platoon painted.

They have a pretty undergunned platoon compared to a lot of comparable WW2 countries organisations: only 2 LMGs and 2 SMGs with the balance being rifles. Still what the Finns lacked in firepower and equipment they made up for with tactical nounce.

The miniatures are all from 1/72 Scale Miniatures and are lovely characterful sculpts.

I also got a copy of the Skirmish Campaigns book on the Winter War.

I’ve gone through the book and worked out what else I need to get hold of to finish the project off… not that much really. I’ll look forward to playing the games using the old Arc of Fire system. Some bits are a bit clunky and their isn’t enough focus on the role of NCOs but it is still one of the better WW2 rulesets out there imo.

Next job for this project is to paint what Russains I do have as opposition and then to start playing some games.



23 comments on “From the Shed: More Finns.

  1. Excellent work on thesePete

  2. Very nice, Pete! 🙂 I’ll look forward to seeing them in a game at some point!

  3. Those are great! I actually shivered when I first saw them (no joke I did!), love winter war fig’s, I have a couple of 20mm sci/fi units in the loft, painted in winter camo and on snow field bases.

    Top work mate, cheers Roger.

  4. Excellent and as a 25% Finn I say kaunista työtä

  5. Marvin says:

    Lovely white painting and very successfully done.

  6. Skarloc73 says:

    Painting good looking white troops isn’t easy. Great work here Pete!

  7. Looking really good. Painting decent snow gear always a challenge.
    Those Skirmish Campaigns books can’t be beaten imho.

  8. Ann says:

    Good job getting your forces painted. 🙂

  9. Azazel says:

    Winter War Finns! Now there’s a project I’d like to do myself one day. Great work on these ones 🙂

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