At the beginning of the summer Koen put in an order from the Dice Bag Lady for some of her female soviet figures, and I joined in to save postage. Because of reasons (life, the universe and everything) we didn't manage a hand-over until just recently.
Anyway, not wanting to start a full-blown Soviet force, I bought a pack of tank riders and a sniper team. Since I have an Italeri Sherman that is the wrong version for my brits I'm thinking of painting it up as soviet and making a diorama out of it.
|DiceBagLady soviet female tank riders.|
|Kneeling Sniper team.|
The sculpting on these figures are excellent, the style reminiscent of the Perrys. I believe they are sculpted by Alan Marsh, but I'm not sure. While there are hardly any mould lines there are some small pits in the surface of the miniatures, and a couple of spots where there are small holes even. The standing tank rider has one on her left knee and in the right shoulder, both visible as dark spots in the picture above. These are however minor quibbles and easily fixed with some green stuff. As far as I know nobody has done any female soviet combat troops in 28mm before. Highly recommended, and to boot Annie (the Dice Bag Lady) is a much needed personality in our far too male-centric hobby with her realistic believable female miniature lines. Go check them out!
While waiting for a free spot in mine and Koen's calendars to coincide I couldn't resist ordering some fantasy miniatures from Annie. She does her own line of female fantasy figures as well as stocking other manufacturers' stuff. I'm planning to use them all in Open Combat, although having a good mix of generic fantasy figures is never bad.
|Adira, Dark Champion. Definitely identifiable as female, but without the boob plate.|
|Squee: Female Orc Thief. But who is that standing beside her???|
|Oh my. That is one big lady. Meet Sasha, Female Ogre Fighter.|
|Ted: Savage Hound|
I also wanted to try out some Reaper Bones, so I ordered a mixed trio, with some thought of getting wizards also useable for frostgrave. And open combat, of course.
|Tim the Enchanter, or Leisynn, Mercenary Mage as Reaper calls him. I will call him Tim.|
|Ursula, Dwarven Bear Rider|
|Not very distinct facial features....|
|Terezinya, Bonepander Wizard|
|Farm supplies, Hay bales with chickens, a trough of water and sakce, some barrels and food stuff.|
|A pile of hay, a food trough, a manure pile and two ugly looking pigs.|
I also got some kickstarter stuff, but I will put that in another post later. Happy gaming!