This is just an addition to the seasonal snowy stuff …
I can’t be the only one to have had the old Atlantic Revolutions Lenin/Stalin set and to have been bemused by the sleigh. Plastic Soldier Review link. Well, whilst building the rest of my Aerosans and ski troops, I discovered that rather than cannibalize it for bits (more of which might follow …), 3 spare 15mm Museum Miniatures horses would make it up nicely into a pretty convincing Troika. Ideal for the Russian winter.
Of course, there’s a scale shift there … the original is 20mm – but as owners of the set will know it’s a very HO 20mm set, and I think it works fine with modern 15mm components.
I decided to leave the model empty at the moment, as it can serve as transport for goods or Staff for either side (though I might make some removable contents when the scenario demands), and to base it up using the plastic ice basing.
This theme will doubtless develop … but as we jingle into the new year I just wanted you to know the three-horse open sleighs are always an option. Note I managed to avoid the ‘winter draws on …’ patter (oops! well nearly …)..
These options come into their own when everything else is too frozen to work.
One of those ‘bits box’ classics that has been turned into a (sort of) wargame model and promoted to ‘available’.