Archive for July, 2011

I have expanded my Soviet army now couple of times with Artillery – first with 120-PM-38 Heavy Mortars and second time with with ZIS-3 and 122mm howitzers at Artillery Battalion. Between those expands I added one company of T-26 light tanks but now I get back to roots –  the latest purchase for Soviet army is BM-13 “Katyusha” Rocket Mortar Battalion…

I have planned to have full company of these (8 pcs) and I have now painted one as test piece. So here it is:

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The model I have used is manufactured by Zwezda. I decided to use this model couple of reasons; it is much cheaper than Battlefront model and also because my Soviet army is basically builded up by using alternative manufacturers… So this Zvezda fit is very well… Also the crew is from alternative manufacturer: they are from plastic soldier company.

So as said earlier – I am planning to have total 8 of these in my army. These seems to be nice adding since I can use these BM-13 rocket mortars at Late War games as well as Mid-War games. I do not know how effective these are – but the models are cool and “devastating Bombard” rule sounds cool 🙂 I still need to model Command team, Observer team and Komissar team. So it most probably seems that I have to order another battalion HQ blister from battlefront…

(Finnish translation will be added later…)

Olen saanut muutamia viestejä suoraan postilaatikkooni ja kysymyksiä että tarinaa on paljon ja kuvat kivoja mutta mitään ei ymmärrä… Tämän takia päädyin siihen että joudun kirjoittamaan blogia kaksikielisenä. Näppärintähän olisi jos voisi jollain namiskuukkelilla kääntää kielen toiseksi, mutta tämä blogisofta ei taida siihen taipua ilman maksullista pluginia joten päädyin siis siihen että teen jokaiseen artikkeliin tämän jälkeen lähestulkoon saman tekstin englanniksi… Voi olla että käänän koko bloginkin lontooksi – Suomalaiset kun tuntuu lukevan varsin sujuvasti sitäkin – aika näyttää…

And same in english…

I have received couple of emails and the comment has been that there are lots of text and nice pictures in blog –  but the reader is not able to understand nothing… because of this I decided that I start writing all blog texts in english also. Easiest way would be that there is a button where one can switch the language, but this most probably needs that I purchase some pluging or similar – so from now on – there will always be english version after Finnish one. It even might be that I translate the whole blog in English – the Finnish readers seems read also English text quite easily –   but time will tell that will this happen…

(And for English readers – I apologize if there are errors at text…)