|Soon to to opened after far too long a wait!|
Before I left NZ I purchased a number of items online and had them delivered to my inlaws. Amongst the items purchased were some packets of Twilight 2000 figures - some of which were still in the original packaging. (I was also generously given a couple of Twilight 2000 US figures by Modernkiwi at "The Kiwi's figures and stuff"
that I am going to paint up and post when I get back home. ModernKiwi's blog has a nice mix of GW fantasy figures and 20mm figures that is well worth checking out)
|Polish Paratroopers. These were purchased loose.|
Noble Knight games had a few packets in stock - both loose and in the
original blister packs - at some extremely reasonable prices, so I
purchased their entire stock of them. I suspect the only reason they
still had them is that they had listed them as being 15mm figures rather
than as 20mm. This confusion probably resulted due to the fact this
range of figures was designed to be used with Roco Minitanks range of
modern vehicles, as well as with plastic figure ranges. So they were
listed on the packaging as being HO scale, they are actually closer to
|Polish Paratroopers, or Khandist scum?|
The Polish Paratroopers will probably end up being used with Khandist forces.
|Soviet Support Weapons. Straight out of the packaging.|
The support weapons provided appear to be an AGS-17, and a NSV HMG. A very nice combination of weapons. These will provide a HMG stand, an AGL stand. Plus I have gained an extra tripod mount.
|Soviet Support Weapons. Three crew to serve weapons, and a female soldier carrying a crate.|
Next up are the two packets of Soviet Heavy weapons. In each set is meant to be three crew figures, a mortar, and an AT missile.
|Soviet Heavy Weapons. purchased loose in the bag.|
The first pack contains everything it should, however the unopened packet proves to be missing a key part - the AT missile launcher. The Missile launcher is probably meant to be an AT-4 Spigot, while the mortar is probably a 82-PM-41, or another Soviet 82mm mortar.
|Soviet Heavy Weapons - Still in the original box, and missing the AT launcher.|
|Unpackaged Soviet Weapons - at least I have the tripod mount!|
I plan to use the spare mount from the Soviet Support weapons set, and the tripod missing the launcher, as the basis of scratch building up two AT Missile stands, so all is not lost!
|Soviet Infantry - still in the blister pack!|
The officer figure is destined to be used as a high level command stand in a Soviet, or Soviet equipped force. The other figures will probably end up being used in my Balkan hordes.
|Unpackaged Soviet Infantry.|
|The blurb from the back of the packet. |
|1985? That dates these a bit! Sadly neither GDW or Grenadier are still in business.|
All in all, quite a useful bunch of figures that I am looking forward to painting up!