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A great online resource for the Soviet – Finnish border areas is the karjalankartat.fi site. You can search for places and download accurate contemporary maps.
The Soviet spearhead advanced into Finland. The Finns torched any buildings that could offer shelter the invaders, blew up all the bridges and felled trees to slow down the Soviets. The first phase of the battle was a cavalry advance by the Russians. This forced the Finns to deploy most of their troops on the table. The cavalry then retreated …
We fought the first battle in our Winter of No Surrender campaign. The Red Army crossed the border at Rajajoki with two sections of border guards and a section of engineers. The battle ended in a major Finnish victory.
Winter of No Surrender Winter of No Surrender (WoNS) is part of our official WWII CoC Grande Campaign. Players on both sides will have their own player characters leading platoons (on the Finnish side) and companies (Soviet side) / other forces and engage in historical scenarios over 105 days of fighting on the Karelian Isthmus. Any characters surviving the Winter …
Since our sponsor, Fantasiapelit, moved to a new location last month we lost our club space. Luckily we were able to band up with another band of like minded gentlemen gamers, Stadin Strategit and with the increased membership, together we were able to rent a twice as big club room than what they had previously. Certainly a change of pace …
A half battalion of Savo Infantry in winter dress. 15mm Minifigs Austrians with minor conversion to the headgear.
Four platoons on 20mm Finns converted from Revell, Airfix and Matchbox Germans and Russians. In the front there is the company commander flanked by ammo supply and dressing station. Notice how the platoons can be distinguished from the terrain features or from the color band on the back which also contains numerical designation for each unit.
Scratchbuilt buildings for the War of 1808.
15mm Finnish Artillery. The smaller bronze guns up front are Navwar Austrian 3pdrs and the crew as well as the 6pdrs in the back are from Old Glory with the exception that the Savo Artillery Company (the ones in grey uniform) are from Essex.