For my second post of the day, I present some Chernarussian Peacekeepers, working in Takistan. Being from a neighboring country in the Green Sea Region(a fictional region, somewhere in the Black Sea, from Arma 3), and one that has previously invaded Takistan, the Chernarussians are viewed with a level of distrust by the local inhabitants.
I based the Chernarussians on the Ukrainian Army, pre-invasion of the Crimea. They have antiquated Soviet kit, camouflage not suited to the arid environment, and the Panamanka hat, in UN Blue. They have eschewed the UN badge for a national symbol, the Yellow Star of Chernarus.
I used the Eureka Miniatures Soviets range to get that look, and I’m happy with the result. They matched pretty close to what I imagined in my head.
The only thing I’m not happy with is how subtle the camouflage is, and the camera kills any hope of seeing it properly. I’m willing to listen to advice here!
These peacekeepers offer a new angle to our Spectre Operations battles. With a stricter ROE, they can’t just open fire on clearly hostile forces until fired upon. With Chernarussia’s history, having invaded Takistan as part of the Soviet Union in the 80’s, the locals naturally distrust them. For their part, the Chernarussians vary wildly in quality, as corrupt officials don’t always send the best to Takistan. Howerver, a certain esprit de corps has developed, and for the most part the Chernarussians are out to do the job, and do it right.
Along with my friends Japanese United Nations forces, the UN contingent in Takistan is getting truly impressive…now to work on their enemies.
That is all I have for today. Check back again soon, and I should have some more interesting models on the painting table. Happy Wargaming wherever you are, and have a great day!