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Casey's Soviet Infantry and T-34s

Armies Of Late War: Casey's Soviet Infantry and T-34s
with Casey Davies 

My favorite army in Flames Of War are the Soviets, and I’ve collected a vast horde over the years. One of the things that I like most about Armies Of Late War are the unit cards, as its much easier to build armies using the cards than flipping through the tome that is Red Bear

My first army was Soviet Infantry, so thats a good place to start. A couple of years ago I finished a full strength Shtraf Battalion to take to a 1650 point Flames-con, but its close enough to the Rifle Battalion from Armies Of Late War that its easy enough to convert over.

Casey's Soviet Infantry and T-34s

Rifle Battalion HQ 35 Points

Rifle Team (x 2)

 

Battalion Komissar Team (x 1)

 

Rifle Company 1 570 Points
Rifle/MG Team (x 22)   
Maksim (x 1)  
Komissar Team (x 1)  
PTRD teams (x 2)  
Flamethrowers (x 2)  
Rifle Company 2 570 Points
Rifle/MG Team (x 22)   
Maksim (x 1)  
Komissar Team (x 1)  
PTRD teams (x 2)  
Flamethrowers (x 2)  
   
Support Units  
Guards Rocket Mortar Battery 1 100 Points
BM-13 Katyusha (x 4)  
Guards Rocket Mortar Battery 2 100 Points
BM-13 Katyusha (x 4)  
Infantry Observer
15 Points
Rifle team (x 1)  
Medium Assault Gun Battery
260 Points
SU-100 (x 3)  

Casey's Soviet Infantry and T-34s

This list is very similar to the list I ran at the last tournament that I went to. The main difference is that I’ve upgraded the SU-122s that I used to have in the list to SU-100’s (that I’ve had on my painting table ever since the Plastic box set came out). The Shtraf Battalion never had access to heavy anti-tank, so struggled whenever I came up against heavy armour. At Panzerschreck earlier this year I came up against some Kayushas, which are devastating under V4. The bonus now is that my 8 gun rocket battery is now 2x 4 gun batteries, so are more flexible.

With only 3 units in the formation it could be a little fragile, even though the units are large. I’ll try it out for a couple of games, ant if the army breaks often I might swap one of the Katyusha Batteries out for a mortar battery, 76mm regimental guns, or 45mm Anti-tank guns.

The other Soviet force that I have had a lot of success with are T-34/85s. Again its very similar to armies that I have run in the past.

Casey's Soviet Infantry and T-34s

T-34/85 Tank Battalion HQ 80 Points

T-34/85 (x 1)

 

T-34/85 Tank Company 1 640 Points
T-34/85 (x 10)  
T-34/85 Tank Company 2 640 Points
T-34/85 (x 10)  
DSHK Anti-aircraft Platoon 60 Points
DSHK AA Truck (x 3)  
   
Support Unit  
BA-64 Armoured Car Company 170 Points
BA-64 (x 3)  

Casey's Soviet Infantry and T-34s

The T-34/85s are there to do the heavy lifting, the BA-64s are there to provide spearhead, and the DSHKs are there to fill out the points and add a fourth Unit to the formation to make it a bit more stable.

I am definitely looking forward to trying these out againest some of the guys in the studio.

~Casey


Last Updated On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Luke at Battlefront