Monday, December 4, 2017

Warlord Games plastic Soviet Infantry painted for Winter War

Back when I pre-ordered my copy of the 2nd edition Bolt Action rule book, Warlord Games were giving away a free box of infantry with pre-orders. Unfortunately the Winter Soviet Infantry weren't an option, so I went with the regular Soviet Infantry box. I figured, given the supply difficulties the Soviets had at the start of the Winter War, it would be fine to have a couple units in the army without greatcoats. A lot of the options in the box aren't useful for a Winter War force, but I tried to get the most I could out of it, mixing in some extra heads I had from the Baker Company Winter War Kickstarter.

What I ended up with is three units. I made one unit of 12 in padded jackets and helmets, including a light machine gun. I made one unit of twelve in caps, a few with molotov cocktails. This will act as the "free" unit of green infantry with anti-tank grenades allowed in the Soviet army list. I also made one unit of NKVD border guard with three sub-machine guns. Have a look at the results below and let me know what you think.

Unit with light machine gun

Free green unit with anti-tank grenades

NKVD Border Guard

And here are a couple of pictures of my entire Winter War collection so far, with the Finns on the left and Soviets on the right.


  1. Very nice! Love the bottles, both the liquid and the flame effects are excellent.

  2. Excellent job on the grenade throwing troops, it can be a struggle to get a natural looking pose sometimes, or at least that was my experience with the winter Soviet infantry.

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    1. See here:
      I used the same paints on these guys, there is just much more khaki and no large grey coats. But that should include almost all the paints I used, except for helmets and NKVD caps, and the bottles/flames.

  4. quilted jackets of the sample of 41 years, by that time such helmets were not used