Sunday, March 12, 2017

More Soviet Ships

Work on my Enfilade 2017 games continues with the completion of the Soviet ships for the Captain’s Edition Harpoon game.

Since my last post, I completed the Kiev and Kirov classes, along with completing the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, some Ivan Rogov amphibious ships, and a lot of escorting cruisers, destroyers, and frigates.
Here are some photos of the projected Soviet battlegroups for the game.
Kuznetsov battlegroup
With a penny for size comparison
Kiev battlegroup with a Slava cruiser
Kirov battlegroup with a Udaloy DD (right), Sovremennyy DDG (left) and Krivak II frigate (forward)
Amphibious battlegroup with a couple Ivan Rogov LSDs (center and rear), led by a Krivak I frigate (forward) and escorted by two Kresta I cruisers.
The 1/6000 Figurehead carrier pack with Admiral Kuznetsov comes with two carriers. But since the Soviets/Russians only finished one, I’ll follow their lead and convert the other into the Chinese carrier Liaoning.

I also painted up some Soviet subs, but the black on ocean blue just isn’t that impressive to look at.
Silent (and hard to see) but deadly
With the Soviets done, I’ll move on to working on the Americans next. I’m also working on some terrain for the operational-level map (airbases and coastlines) and thinking about how to work with the aircraft needed for the game. There will be a few other odds and ends for this game, but everything seems to be coming along.