Bolt Action - Soviet Stalingrad Bundle
A Wargames Delivered Exclusive Bundle containing everything you need to start playing Bolt Action with Soviet Stalingrad forces.
- The T-34 tank design is arguably the most important tank of all time with over 84,000 made and innovative design features. The T-34/76 first saw action in late 1941, and was a significant leap forward in tank design – a rugged, no-nonsense anatomy and wide tracks enabled it to cope with the mud and snow of the Eastern Front. It married the perfect combination of thick, sloped armour and an efficient gun, along with extreme sturdiness, reliability, ease of manufacturing and maintenance.
This kit allows you the option of assembling the tank as either the 1941, 1942, or 1943 pattern T-34/76 – each with their distinctive turrets.
- 1 plastic tank
- Construction leaflet
- Decal sheet
- Bolt Action stat card
- Vehicle damage markers
- Soviet Infantry (Winter) contains:
- Enough plastic components to make 40 Soviet Union infantry miniatures, equipped to fight in the harsh winter of the Eastern Front. Includes a host of options to allow for different weapons and command models.
- Weapons included:
- Mosin-Nagant rifle (scoped, with bayonet and without), PTRD Anti-tank rifle, submachine guns (PPS-43 , PPSh-41 and PPD-40), Mosin-Nagant carbine, DP-28 light machine gun, Tokarev semi-automatic rifle (and bayonet version), pistols and rifle grenade launcher. Also includes captured Panzerfaust!
- Round plastic bases (25mm diameter)
- Background leaflet.
- Soviet Army (Winter) Support Group
This set contains:
- 1 x Soviet HQ (Winter)
- 1 x SovietMAxim MMG Team (Winter)
- 1 x Soviet 82mm Medium Mortar Team (Winter)
- Soviet Army (Winter) HQ
Like the soldiers they commanded, many Soviet officers were inexperienced and lacked training at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Stalin's ruthless purge of officers of the Red Army in 1937 had denuded the organization of leadership and left deep scars in the survivors' minds.
Throughout the war, showing initiative was seen as a dangerous trait, and most Soviet officers would follow their orders to the letter even if they meant marching their men to certain death. Soviet operational leadership improved immeasurably over time, but the heavy casualties endured by the Red Army indicate that overall battlefield control remained a blunt instrument.