I originally had some Soviets too. although they very much fell by the wayside as i got caught up in the throws of my 1940s french and Germans. they were always the third army I had, but never really got a lot of love.
when my France 1940 project was near a close I jumped into my ww2 box and found most of a TAG Japanese platoon I've had since The Assault Group miniatures stopped being distributed and went direct sale only. I had totally forgotten I had these. I decided I would paint them up and reorganize my soviets for 1939.
|Warlord/Italieri type 97 Chi-ha platoon.|
|The Assault Group Infantry Platoon, Type A|
|Support teams. the mmg is TAG, the other 3 are Brigade games |
with Additional TAG crew
|Squad Close up|
|Platoon command, snipers, Grenade Discharger Squad, and a Forward Observer at the back.|
This platoon is not quite complete. I need some engineers, and I need 6 more infantry to complete the 15 man strong sections for the type A platoon. the main infantry element at the battle of Kalkhin Gol was a reinforced "type A" division, which had more manpower and more equipment. I also have 3 Company B Type 89Bs that are next on the block after I finish my BT-7s(only a little weathering left to go)
I really want to add some type-95s and type 92 Jyu-sokosha or 2, and a type 97 Te ke tankette. you know, all the really obscure stuff lol.
Incidentally if anyone wants to trade 6 TAG infantry with Rifles(or the above mentioned tanks), I have a whole host of extra miniatures. I have 4 or 5 officers, 7 LMGs(4 prone), 2 snipers, and 4 infantry with knee mortars. I think I also have 4x 4-figure 81mm mortar teams advancing. All TAG miniatures.