Polish People's Army: Mechanised Battalion

Those of you who follow the society pages will probably know that we took over 20ft x 8ft of MoD real estate a few days ago, and had a massive game of Team Yankee.  My own force was a mechanised battalion of the 8. (Dresden) Mechanised Division, and is something I've been working on for many months now.  I thought I'd share a photo of the whole army in all its olive drab glory!

The entire battalion comes to around 120pts.

Mechanised infantry company - smaller than their Soviet counterparts, with fewer RPGs and PKMs.

BWP-1s, eight per company.

Converted battalion command post and BMP-1 KSh.

T-55s - these are from Plastic Soldier Company.

T-72M tanks, some of the few in the Polish arsenal.

Szyłka anti-aircraft guns.

A platoon of AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers.

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120mm mortars, using QRF miniatures and homemade rules.

An absolute pleasure and a joy to paint.  One of my favourite projects for some years.

Su-17s in the foreground, with MiG-23s just beyond them.

Su-17s in a different colour scheme.
Hope you enjoyed!  The megagame officially marks the end of what we've called "The Year of Team Yankee", but I'm sure the Poles will be out in force many more times to come.

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  1. That's really impressive! Amazing attention to detail.

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    1. Thank you my dear Colonel! It was a long project, plenty of time to look up the details...

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  2. That looks amazing!

    I particularly love the command post - brilliant!

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    1. Cheers Drax! I thought you'd like the little base dioramas, they're right up your street!

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  3. That's a brilliant looking force - Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks mate, really pleased with how it turned out.

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  4. That is a most impressive sight! Well done!

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  5. I love armies on this scale.

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    1. You're something of an inspiration to me in that regard...

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  6. Great line up- must be satisfying to see all your hard work lined up like that.

    What will 2018 bring?

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete.

      What a question! Well, considering Team Yankee was a complete surprise, I wouldn't want to try and guess what'll take my fancy next!

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    2. Wow Ed, you've outdone yourself on this project!
      Whilst 1980's wargaming has never been my thing, it certainly does look smashing all set out like that en masse.

      When we going to see some more of the Palladian redux?

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    3. Thanks Dai - as someone who's followed my projects for many years that means a lot.

      Funnily enough I was just discussing that - there will be a post in the new year!

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