This will mostly be show casing the forces of West mBrosia and looking at the ways in which I intend to expand the army.
It currently stands at 6 T-55s one platoon of Revolutionary Guard and two platoons of Militia. There are also four unmade T-34/85s and two unmade SU-100s. It’s much smaller than the Beitland force due to it only having been started in the past six months. The eventual plan is for two platoons of Revolutionary Guard transported in BTR-60. I’m not entirely sure what model BTR-60 to use. I like the turret of the PB but it’s rather late in the chronology whereas the P/PB would give me a few more years to work with. It is, however, a rather moot point as I’m primarily concerned with the aesthetics of the force rather than hard and fast dates. I’d also like to include some kind of artillery, be it the 160mm mortars or some kind of Katyusha or Grad. This combined with a few BRDM-2 as a recce element give the feeling a professional force.
For the Miltia I think a far more rag-tag approach using Gaz-67/69 technicals and local/civilian lorries. This gives them some mobility and firepower while still keeping them relatively ‘light’ in terms of equipment. They would also form the core of the anti –aircraft weapons, mostly stationary ZSUs.
I would also like to include one helicopter for the Soviet backed forces, most probably a Mil-8 along with some East German ‘advisors’ although part of me feels this may be straying from the Bush War themes.
Anyway the pictures of what is currently being done are to be found below! One troop of T-55s are pretty much done including revolutionary slogans in Swahili.
|The almost complete T-55s. The slogans say 'Colonialism Out!' and 'Revolution!'|
|Another Angle showing one of the slogans better.|
|The other three T-55s, just base coated and washed at the moment.|
|The platoon of Revolutionary Guard with machine gun section and two 'regular' sections. |
The bases still require a bit more shrubbery/bush.
|A closer shot of the Revolutionary Guard. The platoon requires some RPGs but |
I did not have suitable figures at the time.
|The platoon of Militia, they carry a rather varied assortment of weapons as befits their|
ad hoc nature.
|Another angle of the Militia.|