Stalin’s great purge (1936 to 1938) took a punishing toll on the professional officers of the Red Army. Many talented, but outspoken, officers were dragged off to the gulags of Siberia for re-education, or in other cases simply shot as enemies of the state. This resulted in a state of perpetual fear among those remaining military officers.

Each company also had a political komissar, as part of the dual command. The climate of fear caused by the purges meant the military officers often deferred to the komissars, despite the komissars being civilian Communist Party officials with little or no military training. This resulted in some rather unsound military decisions.

The Russian soldier has traditionally embodied stoicism. They were Tough, loyal soldiers able to endure the most extreme hardships of campaign and battle with not a word of complaint. This attitude has continued into the Red Army.


The Komissar Team in Flames of War
Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Komissar team 4"/10cm 1 1 6 -


The Rifle Team in Flames Of War
Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Rifle team 16"/40cm 1 2 6 -


The Light Mortar Team in Flames Of War
Team Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
Light Mortar team 16"/40cm 1 1 4+ Can fire over friendly teams.



  • Battalion HQ with one Company Command Battalion Komissar team & one 2iC Command Rifle team
  • one Rifle Platoon with Command Komissar team & ten Rifle team
  • one optional Light Mortar team
  • three Small three-hole bases
  • one Small two-hole base
  • five Medium four-hole bases
  • five Medium five-hole bases



Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Steve London


SKU 26546
Barcode # 4867

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