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Stalin's Europe

Mike's Batalion Puscasi
with Mike Haught

When I got my copy of Stalin's Europe, I was eager to field something new that I've never done before, both on the game table and on the painting table. So looking through I became interested in the Romanians.

In Stalin's Europe you have the option to field a Batalion Puscasi, or Rifle Battalion. Unlike most other Flames Of War forces out there, which you field as company-sized units, you field Romanians as battalions. So the basic combat formation is quite large (25x Rifle/MG teams before add-ons) and they have their own machine-guns and 60mm mortars.

Mike's Pucasi Machine-gun Platoon
At this point in my painting schedule I'm not a fan of painting a lot of infantry all at once. I’ve just got out of a long-term relationship with an American Armored Rifle Company, so I'm not terribly keen on fielding a full battalion of infantry. I’m looking for something easy and fun. Mike's Pucasi Machine-gun Platoon
Mike's Pucasi Company
Fortunately, the list is masterfully flexible, allowing me to field single platoons rather than full or partial companies. So effectively I'll be running a company-sized force, rather than a battalion by taking three minimum-strength combat companies.
Mike's Pucasi Company
Mike's Batalion (Company) Puscasi
(1585 points)
Battalion HQ25 points
(2x Command Rifle teams)

Puscasi Company
215 points
(1x Puscasi Platoon, 9x Rifle/MG teams)
add Command Panzerfaut upgrade: +10 points
add 3x 60mm Mortars: +60 points

Puscasi Company
155 points
(1x Puscasi Platoon, 9x Rifle/MG teams)
add Command Panzerfaut upgrade: +10 points

Puscasi Company
155 points
(1x Puscasi Platoon, 9x Rifle/MG teams)
add Command Panzerfaut upgrade: +10 points
Puscasi Machine-gun Platoon110 points
(4x ZB53 HMGs)

Puscasi Anti-tank Company190 points
(9x TAC PaK38 50mm guns)
(Nine PaK38s!)

Heavy Anti-tank Battery285 points
(6x TAC 43 Resita 75mm guns)

Heavy Mortar Company 185 points
(6x 120mm Resita mortars)

Soviet Assault Gun Company
265 points
(5x SU-76 assault guns)
add Tankodesantniki tank-riders to each gun: +75 points
Mike's Pucasi Company
Variant Option 1

Soviet Shturmovye Group315 points
(10x SMG teams, 3x 76mm obr 1927 guns, 2x Pioneer SMG teams OR 2x Maksim HMGs)

Total plus above, replacing 3rd Puscasi Platoon:
1745 points.

Variant Option 2

Soviet Tankovy Company – 565 points
(10x T-34/76 obr 1942 add Tankodesantniki tank-riders to each tank: +150 points)

Total plus above, replacing Assault Gun Company & 3rd Puscasi Platoon: 1730 points.

Mike's Pucasi Command Team

Circumstances prevented me from heading back to the States for Christmas this year, so I used the time to get cracking on painting up my army. I managed to finish the three rifle platoons, one HMG platoon, the heavy anti-tank guns, the Sturmovye group (whose SMG teams I can use as tank riders) and the SU-76s. So, I managed to get quite a bit done during the break!
Mike's Pucasi Company
Mike's Pucasi Company
Mike's Pucasi Company
Mike's Pucasi Company
Mike's Pucasi Anti-tank Company
Mike's Pucasi Anti-tank Company
Mike's Pucasi Anti-tank Company
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Shturmovye Group
Mike's Assault Gun Company
Mike's Assault Gun Company

I’ve been posting my progress on my blog (scarybiscuitsstudios.blogspot.com) if you are interested in more information including some modelling and list design notes. Feel free to stop by and leave a comment or two!

~ Mike.

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Last Updated On Thursday, January 13, 2011 by Mike at Battlefront