When bombers flattened her village in 1941, she persuaded the commander of a cavalry regiment to take her with them to the front line, claiming to be 18 years old when she was in fact 16. In 1943, she was appointed the one and only female commander of a marines platoon. Her platoon was repeatedly […]
Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov was a Soviet Red Army soldier who became a Hero of the Soviet Union for his role in defending “Pavlov’s House” during the Battle of Stalingrad. On September 27, 1942, Pavlov’s platoon recaptured a four-story building, seized by the German Army and defended it against continual attack by the Germans until relieved […]
In August 1941, Ivan Pavlovich was in a camp outside the city of Dvinsk (now Daugavpils in Latvia). It was evening, and the soldiers were out on maneuvers, leaving him alone in his field kitchen preparing dinner. A tank rolled up. Sereda stared at it, wondering how many more men he would need to feed. […]
As this miniature was started as part of a painting jam with a few friends in my basement, I didn’t take any pictures of the first steps, except the first one below. At this stage I had painted most of the face already and I had applied a thin layer of Russian Green for the […]
Proudly presenting Lyudmilla Pavlichenko, one of the most successful (deadly!) Russian Female Snipers in history. With 309 credited kills, she was certainly a force to be reckoned with and Stoessi’s Heroes is paying due respects to this courageous woman: Coming soon! Stay tuned!
Stoessi’s Heroes pre-view time again! This time around we are proudly presenting a British airborne miniature that was inspired by the movie “A bridge too far”, a classic from 1977. It is based on the historical events around Operation Market Garden. In the movie, Sean Connery plays Major General Roy Urquhart of the 1st British […]
Spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon with friends playing Bolt Action and having a BBQ. Some impressions from the our small scenario which had ~800 points on each side – Germans vs. Russians. The Germans defended a little village somewhere in Western Russia 1943 and the Russians tried to cut this German resistance pocket off in […]