Fully Painted: Post-Apocalyptic Russian Scavengers
Earlier this year I decided to look into purchasing some select models from Ratnik Miniatures, a small-batch Russian manufacturer distributed by Lead Adventure Miniatures (and sold domestically here in the U.S. of A. by Cool Mini or Not). Imagine my surprise (and glee!) when I strolled over to CMON and saw that the entirety of their Lead Adventure Miniatures stock was on clearance!
I quickly pieced together an order, snapping up a half dozen packs of post-apocalyptic figures that I've been salivating over for years. Much of this stuff is inspired by the STALKER video games: lots of scrappy scavengers with gas masks and bandoliers and pieced-together military kit. Very heady, atmospheric stuff.
Anyway, the figures arrived and I set about painting up two batches of Russian scavengers, for a grand total of 10 guys. They're armed with simple 20th-century weapons -- no laser rifles here -- which fits perfectly with our post-apocalyptic games.
As an added bonus (and just to see if I could), I gave each guy a name, written in Russian along the base. Somewhere my college Russian professor is chuckling!
These guys already hit the table earlier this year in a game of The Dogs & The Dust. I'm sure they'll be a familiar sight on the wastelands for a long time to come!
-- Patrick, Chicago Skirmish Wargames club member