- 40 figures in 8 poses
- Unpainted 1/72 Scale Plastic Toy Soldiers, 22.5mm tall
The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 caught the Soviet leadership by surprise and quickly sent the Red Army into headlong retreat, losing vast numbers of soldiers captured or killed along with much of their equipment. The Soviet response was to send equally vast numbers of raw recruits into the front line, often with barely any training and sometimes without even a weapon each. The fortitude of such men is almost impossible to comprehend today, yet with the help of ‘general winter’ such men did eventually stop, and then turn back, the German Blitzkrieg. Ultimately these men would bring major victories at places with names that resonate through history such as Stalingrad and Kursk, and as their logistics and weapons improved they would go on to seal Allied victory, although paying by far the highest price of any of the allied armies.