As part of our continuous range revision, we’ve revisited the Soviet Naval Brigade and have taken the opportunity to add reinforcements to provide a 10-man squad – and they’ve even got a shiny new box!
The Naval Infantry Brigades fought hard in most of the epic Soviet battles of WWII. Formed from tough sailors when the Russian army had been shattered by fast moving German forces, the Brigada Morskoi Pekhoty as they were known, were truly sailors armed with infantry weapons and ordered to the front or fighting in situ to defend their naval bases.
Clad in dark uniforms they soon earned the nickname “Black Death” or “Black Devils” from their foes.
They fought at Leningrad in one of the grimmest sieges in history and also were at Sevastopol in 1941when their base was overrun. They also fought in Finland, East Prussia and launched raids against the Finns and Germans from Archangel.
Most famously they defended the grain elevator at Stalingrad for many days; suffering appalling casualties but refusing to give in.
So – while you’re over in the webstore, have a look for some reinforcements for your Soviet Naval Brigade forces!