First seen at Salute in London earlier this year, our Siberian Veterans have been eagerly awaited ever since. The armies of the Third Reich are about to have a bad day as they are now released!
Epitomising what Hitler referred to as the ‘Asiatic Hordes’, the Siberians were battle-hardened from their service in the conflict against Japan in the east.
Coming as a rude shock to the forces of the Third Reich, the veteran Siberian troops fell upon the over-extended German forces. They were used in mass assaults hurling themselves into the German lines fully prepared to fight in close quarters, wielding wicked knives and using their entrenching tools to terrible effect.
Raised from the forces in the far east of the Soviet Union they were used to deprivation and hardship, and their stamina in the the deep, hostile snows in their homeland was a constant source of amazement to their foe.
This boxed set contains a mixed force of Siberian troops led by a commissar exhorting his troops with the aid of a loudhailer, all eager to fight the German invaders for Stalin and holy Mother Russia!
Siberian Veterans contains:
- Enough plastic and metal components to make 34 battle-hardened Soviet Union infantry miniatures. Includes a host of options to allow for different weapon configurations and command models.
- Weapons included: Maxim machine gun, Mosin-Nagant rifle (scoped, with bayonet and without), PTRD Anti-tank rifle, submachine guns (PPS-43 , PPSh-41 and PPD-40), Mosin-Nagant carbine, DT-28 light machine gun, Tokarev semi-automatic rifle (and bayonet version), pistols and rifle grenade launcher. Also includes captured Panzerfaust and MP40 SMG!
- Round plastic bases (25mm diameter).
- Background leaflet.
The rules for these Siberian Veterans can be found in the Bolt Action supplement – Armies of the Soviet Union which is available to order in our webstore!
This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of the Soviet Union. From the bitter urban warfare of Stalingrad, through the Winter War against Finland and the final drive to Berlin, the detailed army lists provided in this supplement allow players to construct Soviet armies for any theatre and any year of the war.
- Army Lists
Written by none other than Andy Chambers, a copy of the Bolt Action rulebook is needed to use this supplement.
When you buy the Armies of the Soviet Union from Warlord Games you also receive for free this exclusive ‘For the Motherland!’ figure that depicts a commissar proudly flying the Soviet flag as he fights the fascist invaders. Za Rodinu! Za Stalina!
Stalin’s Red Army was revitalised by the release of our Bolt Action plastic boxed set – Soviet Infantry! With a massive 40 miniatures in each box and a bewildering variety of poses, weapons and equipment, you have everything you need to defeat Hitler’s forces. Death to the German invaders!
As you can see below you get an absolute stack of troops in the boxed set. Painter Alan Mander built three 11-man squads, a sniper team, anti-tank rifle team and an officer with two subordinate Red Army comrades. Of course, this is just one way you can build the contents of the box – there is a staggering number of options to choose from.
Warlord’s second 1:56 scale plastic vehicle was the iconic Soviet T34/85!
The T-34 series, with its sloping armour, changed the principles of tank design during the war. The sloping, angular layout of the T-34 increased the effective armour thickness, and also saw a larger proportion of shells deflected away than penetrated its armour. The introduction of the T-34 into action saw German tank design follow suit with similarly angled armour on the likes of the Panther and King Tiger. As German tank design came to the fore, the Soviet war machine once again raised the bar with the T-34/85.
The box contains 1 plastic tank, assembly leaflet and a fantastic decal sheet. Please note the models is supplied unassembled and unpainted.