From the Shed: another batch of 6mm Russians.

I’ve been painting up some more 6mm bits. I’ve been enjoying them recently as they are quick to paint. I find myself worrying less about individual vehicles and more on the mass effect of a unit.

6 bases of T55s- good for the whole Cold War really. From the early 50s right up to the armies of the Warsaw Pact allies of the 1980s.

A base of TMM bridgelayers. The models came with deployed bridges so I did a little base to show the bridge deployed. I’m thinking that a river crossing scenario is on the cards here.

A BTR 152 and a BMP1- I had these models spare so decided to give them a quick paint job them mount them on single bases.

Moving forward into the 1990s here are some BTR80a APCs and dismounted infantry. These should be good to go up against my friend’s later Warriors and Challengers.

To give them some support I did some 2S23 Nona SVKs (120mm breech loading mortars on the same BTR chassis).

As usual I’ve used two vehicles (and some infantry if appropriate) on a 50mm square base to represent a company and single vehicles on a 30mm base for a platoon sized attachment. This is how I’ve been organising my forces for Nordic Weasel’s 5core: Brigade Commander, my go to set of rules for 6mm Cold War games.




29 comments on “From the Shed: another batch of 6mm Russians.

  1. Looking great, Pete! I’m always impressed when people are working at this scale.

  2. Mark Flanagan says:

    Good stuff, I am just coming up to the Sov Eng units in my 6mm Sov MR Div project orbat. In trucks is one thing .. but deployed is another too. A bit like ACW Cavalry – one unit but two bases required to be painted. Scotia or H&R?

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Mark. I think it is worth the extra effort, especially as it doubles up as a bit of terrainm. The models were Scotia in this case. I’d picked them up from Joy of 6.



  3. Mark Flanagan says:

    Nice river by the way!

  4. Guru PIG says:

    Great work Pete. 6mm is the ideal scale for Cold War and the Nordic Weasel rules are great. I have no one in Oz interested in this scale so my 6mm has long been departed. Love the bridge laying unit.

  5. atomicfloozy says:

    They look great. What do you use for infantry? I’m thinking of doing WWII soviets in 6mm & have been eyeing the 2D6 figures.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thank you. I usually use Heroiccs and Ros for my modern infantry but I’ve been looking at the recent 2D6 stuff and if/ when I do WW2 I’d be using those for sure.



  6. Martin says:

    Very nice Pete, you can never have too many T55s!

  7. Sapper Joe says:

    Keep up the great work.

  8. Nicely done, Pete! 🙂 I like the deployed bridge and the tracks left by the tanks as they churn up the ground!

  9. Great work Pete, really got a shift on getting all that done!

  10. Very nicely done Pete.

    Cheers Roger.

  11. Azazel says:

    Very cool tiny armour here, Pete! I always liked the look of 6mm, and it makes more sense in a lot of ways for tank battles than 15mm.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks. They are always quick to do. I agree that for the big tank battles you can’t go wrong with 6mm- 3mm is too small, 10mm is too expensive for what you get so 6mm is in the ‘goldilocks’ zone.



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