Clearly I'm not the only one doing this as I've joined 2 Facebook groups that are focused on 6mm Team Yankee and another that is focused on 6mm gaming from all eras.
While Team Yankee is to blame for my interest in the subject, I have found a couple other rule sets that interest me as well; Cold War Commander and A Fist Full of TOWs 3.
I picked up a couple of packs of Russian T-55 tanks made by GHQ second hand for a very reasonable price and decided they would work great for testing out some of these rule sets. I will be using these tanks as proxies for T-70 tanks for Team Yankee, but they will work as is for the other rule sets.
My plan is to try out all three games (and maybe some others if I find more rules) and see which I like best before I settle in on any on in particular. I have committed to playing 6 games of Cold War Commander in the next year as part of my 6 x 6 challenge, so I hope I like it.
I was surprised by the detail offered in these models. They look great and paint up very quickly.
I've put a basic paint job together for these models, but I think a simple paint job can still look nice.
I primed the models white, and applied a base coat of Russian Green. It took 2 layers of the green to get a solid coat.
Next, I washed the whole model with Nuln Oil. I watered this down quite a bit as I applied it.
Finally, I mixed some white in with the Russian Green and dry brushed the models. I tried to stay away from the tracks with the dry brush so they stayed pretty dark.
After that I glued the models to some bases and they are now ready for action. I left off the machine guns as I'm pretty sure they would just get broken off anyway.
What do you think? Should I do unit markings on these or leave them as is? I'm not sure it is worth it?
Next up, will be some US tanks so these guys have someone to fight.