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

5 responses to “Fully Painted: Post-Apocalyptic Russian Scavengers

  1. Great looking warband.

  2. Nice looking scavenger patrol πŸ™‚

  3. Those look fantastic. I'm going to have to break down and get some myself at some point…

  4. Very nice work πŸ™‚

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