hi Radu...yes i did see the blue and red caps as NKVD. so i may paint a few officers as such. as it is, my soviets army is small but growing. at present i have 6 hat t-34s, 5 corgi t-34s, some artillery and trucks, and my infantry is organized as such: revell and italieri are guards, esci are a motorized rifles unit, and the siberians are only used for the 'winter' phase of my campaign game. i have some old airfix infantry which look so pitiful that they are a penal company. the NKVD troops are atlantic russians. i also found a set of soviet tankers by LW. and the revell cossacks (my favorites). at least one of each of every set but i'm planning on expanding this army. for years i concentrated on the western front. i think pegasus new releases will give the soviets a shot in the arm, interest wise. the nice thing is they are not hard to paint. simple uniforms and equipment. i made a nice winter scene as a place to display the siberians and caesar germans. as far as kommisars, you gave me a great idea! thanks again for your help!
hi Radu...the difference between the corgi and hat t-34s is great, size wise. the hat t-34s are huge in comparison to the corgi's. so i never brigade them together. the corgi's look more like H0 scale, hat are real 1/72. so i use the hat t-34's with italieri and revell russians, and corgi t-34's with airfix and atlantic troops. keep in mind, i use them for wargames, instead of actual dioramas. and if they're dropped off table, no damage. i merely wanted to build up my soviet armor rather quickly, so the corgi's work for now. the hat t-34s are a great idea for building large formations quickly. i still use some actual models made from years past, but they suffer real time damage and are a pain to maintain. highly reccomend the hat t-34's. i drilled the turret cupolas out and now they have commanders. cool!