These forces will participate in the Summer, 2016 Russian Invasion of the US as portrayed in Modern Warfare 2's storyline. While somewhat unrealistic, it is still a great game and the story makes a good background for a nice little miniatures battle with some modern equipment. I plan on adding an M3A2 Bradley IFV, my Strykers and maybe even a T90 and M1 for good measure.
These troops are Orion's "Modern Russian Federals" and their camo scheme was inspired by the Russian Airborne forces' camo scheme from the game.
I purchased this sweet BTR-80 from a website which sold MRC die-cast models. I love this model! THe weathering is already applied along with unit decal (this one belongs to a guards unit) and the camo scheme is done very well. It should be for the price I paid but for a little $$ this beats ordering one from S & S and paying shipping from the UK as well. Then I'd have to paint the bugger as well - but enough of me being lazy. Enjoy the pics.
|Russian airborne fireteam at a Traffic Control Point, Northeastern VA, USA|
|RPD Gunner (with ACOG of course..)|
|Rear Security and the business end of the 14.5mm|
|If I had more of these russians, I'd swap this guy's stupid police helmet out with a normal one but alas. I love the AKSU carbine he's carrying. This is an outstanding set of minis.|
|MRC's BTR-80. Nicely done MRC!|
|Couldn't have done the weathering better myself. Tires look like a vehicle on campaign in a warzone.|
|Rally on me!|