World War III: Warsaw Pact
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World War III: Wasaw Pact Spotlight

World War III: Warsaw Pact Spotlight
With Wayne Turner

The new World War III: Warsaw Pact book combines the out-of-print East German Volksarmee book with the Czechoslovak People’s Army booklet and the Polish People’s Army booklet, as well as introducing some new Formations, Units, and new release models.

Inside You Will Find:

  • Background on the East German army, 9. Panzerdivision, and Panzer Bataillon 2; Czechoslovak 1st and 4th Armies, and 1. Tanková Divize; and the Polish People’s Army and 20 Dywizja Pancerna.
  • Instructions on how to build East German, Czechoslovak and Polish T-72B tank battalions, T-72M tank battalions, T-55AM2 tank battalions, BMP motor rifle battalions, wheeled motor rifle battalions, and a Soviet T-72B Tank Battalion.
  • A detailed painting guide to help you prepare your Warsaw Pact forces for combat.
  • Two Scenarios to test your skills with your Warsaw Pact force.

World War III: Warsaw Pact Spotlight....

Warsaw Pact Product Spotlights

Warsaw Pact Starter Force: T-72 Battalion (Plastic) (TWPAB01)

This Starter Force Contains:

  • Seven T-72B, T-72M or T-72 Tanks
  • Five T-55AM-2 Tanks
  • Two BRDM-2, SA-9 Gaskin or Spandrel Vehicles
  • Two Mi-24 Hind Helicopters
  • Two SU-17/SU-22 Fitter Fighter-bombers
  • Eight Rare-earth Magnets
  • One Complete A5 Rulebook,
  • One Soviet "Start Here Booklet"
  • Ten Unit cards

Warsaw Pact Starter Force: T-72 Battalion (Plastic) (TWPAB01)...

Warsaw Pact Starter Force: T-72 Battalion (Plastic) (TWPAB01)

Warsaw Pact Starter Force – BMP Motor Rifle Battalion (TWPAB02)

Warsaw Pact Starter Force – BMP Motor Rifle Battalion  (Plastic) (TWPAB02)

This Starter Force Contains:

  • Nine BMP-1 or BMP-2 Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • Nine Assault Rifle Teams
  • Six RPG-7 Anti-tank Teams
  • Five T-55AM-2 Tanks
  • Two SU-25 Frogfoot Aircraft
  • Two Flight Stands
  • Eight Rare-earth Magnets
  • One Complete A5 Rulebook,
  • One Soviet "Start Here Booklet"
  • Thirty-six Unit cards

Warsaw Pact Starter Force – BMP Motor Rifle Battalion (TWPAB02) ...

T-72 Tank Company (TSBX29)
Following the classic Soviet doctrine, the T-72 was easy to manufacture, simple to use, robust, and reliable. It mounted a powerful 125mm gun with an autoloader to replace the loader, producing a compact and relatively light tank with a significantly greater level of armour protection, powered by a reliable, tried and tested engine. The T-72B adds Explosive Reaction Armour blocks offering additional protection.

T-72 Tank Company (TSBX29)...

T-72 Tank Company (TSBX29)

SU-17 Fitter Fighter-bomber Flight (TSBX28)

SU-17 Fitter Fighter-bomber Flight (TSBX28)
The Su-17 Fitter is a design improvement over the Su-7 Fitter replacing the Su-7's fixed wing configuration with a variable-sweep wing. This modification improved its range and performance. The Su-17 Fitter is mainly used for ground attack where it can be armed with missiles, rockets, and guns.

SU-17 Fitter Fighter-bomber Flight (TSBX28)...

M53/59 Praga AA Platoon (TWBX04)
M53/59 Praga Ještěrka (Lizard) is based on the rugged and reliable armoured Praga V3S 6x6 truck and mounts two 30mm autocannons. Each gun is fed by a 50 round box magazine. The system is optically aimed and can only be used effectively during the day with good weather conditions.

M53/59 Praga AA Platoon (TWBX04)...

M53/59 Praga AA Platoon (TWBX04)

Dana SP 152mm Battery (TWBX01)

Dana SP 152mm Battery (TWBX01)
The Czechoslovakian 152mm DANA self-propelled howitzer is a unique design that mounts a traversible howitzer turret on an armoured 8x8 truck chassis. The fully automatic loading system of the DANA loads the projectile and then the charge, so the gunner can select either single shot or automatic fire.

Dana SP 152mm Battery (TWBX01)...

RM-70 Rocket Launcher (TWBX02)
The RM-70 multiple rocket launcher is the Czechoslovakian People's Army version of the Soviet BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher area-saturation rocket artillery system. It can concentrate fire in an area of up to three hectares in one volley, dropping up to 256kg of explosives.

RM-70 Rocket Launcher (TWBX02)...

Dana SP 152mm Battery (TWBX01)

OT-64 Transport (TWBX03)

OT-64 Transport (TWBX03)
The standard wheeled armoured personnel carrier of the Czechoslovakian People's Army is the locally designed and produced OT-64. The OT-64 SKOT (Czech acronym for Střední Kolový Obrněný Transportér - medium wheeled armoured transporter) is an amphibious, 8x8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier developed jointly by Poland and Czechoslovakia.

OT-64 Transport (TWBX03)...

Warsaw Pact Decals
Each of the three decal packs (Czechoslovakian, Polish and East German) contain two National Symbol coloured decal sheets that give you enough markings for four Hind Helicopters and over 100 vehicles.Each of the packs also include two generic vehicle number sheets to personalise your Companies and Platoons.

Warsaw Pact Decals...

Warsaw Pact Decals


Warsaw Pact Gaming Sets
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Soviet Product Spotlights

T-55AM Tank Company (Plastic) (TSBX22)

T-55AM Tank Company (Plastic) (TSBX22)
The T-55AM tank has received a vast array of modernisations, including additional semi-reactive armour plating on the turret and hull front, an improved engine, new fire control, new laser rangefinders, stabilisers, and the ability to fire the AT-10 Stabber (9M117 Bastion) tank fired missile through the main gun.

T-55AM Tank Company (Plastic) (TSBX22)...

BMP-1 or BMP-2 Company (TSBX02)
The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. BMP stands for Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty 1, meaning "infantry fighting vehicle".The BMP-1 was the first mass-produced infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of USSR. Based on lessons learned from early experiences in the Soviet War in Afghanistan, a version with improved fighting qualities was developed, called the BMP-2.

BMP-1 or BMP-2 Company (TSBX02)... 

BMP 1/2 Company (TSBX02)

BTR-60 Transport Platoon (TSBX14)

BTR-60 Transport Platoon (TSBX14)
The BTR-60 was developed in the 1950's a replacement for older wheeled armoured personnel carriers and was first reveled in 1961.  BTR stands for Bronetransporter (БТР, Бронетранспортер, literally "armoured transporter")

BTR-60 Transport Platoon (TSBX14)...

BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (Plastic) (TSBX24)
The BRDM-2 (Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina 2, or Combat Reconnaissance Patrol Vehicle 2) is a fourwheeled amphibious reconnaissance vehicle. The BRDM-2 has been designed to cope with a range of terrain and is the basis for a number of different weapon systems.

BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (Plastic) (TSBX24)...

BRDM-2 Recon Platoon (Plastic) (TSBX24)

Motor Rifle Company (Plastic) (TSBX18)

Motor Rifle Company (Plastic) (TSBX18)
A motor rifle company is an impressive and highly capable unit. It is mobile, amphibious, and carries its infantry force under armour onto the battlefield.

The company’s riflemen are armed with the AK-74 assault rifle (some mounting 40mm GP-25 grenade launchers), while each squad is also equipped with an RPK-74 squad automatic weapon, disposable RPG-18 anti-tank rockets, and the renowned RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launcher. 

Motor Rifle Company (Plastic) (TSBX18)...

Motor Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (TSU703)
Soviet riflemen are armed with an impressive array of weaponry, including the classic AK-74 assault rifle, disposable RPG-18 anti-tank rockets, and the renowned RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launcher. Small squads of troops can ride into battle in the Mi-24 Hind helicopter, giving Soviet commanders great flexibility.

Motor Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (TSU703)...

Motor Rifle Platoon (Plastic) (TSU703)

Motor Rifle Heavy Weapons (Plastic) (TSU706)

Motor Rifle Heavy Weapons (Plastic) (TSU706)
BTR-60 Motor Rifle Companies need a little extra punch compared with their comrades supported by BMPs so each company is allocated some extra firepower in the form of an AGS-17 grenade launcher team and a pair of AT-4 Spigot teams.

Motor Rifle Heavy Weapons (Plastic) (TSU706)...

Soviet Special Order Support Weapons
With the release of the World War III Soviet customers have been asking for the option to purchase individual weapons teams to add to their forces. Check out the link below to order them in our online store.

Special order Support Weapons...

Motor Rifle Company (TSBX03)

Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Company (TSBX04)

Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Company
(TSBX04)
The Mi-24 Hind is a large helicopter gunship, attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. 

Mi-24 Hind Helicopter Company (TSBX04)...

Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (Plastic) (TSBX20)
The Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, known to its crew as the Grach ('Rook'), is the modern-day equivalent of the legendary WWII Il-2 Shturmovik. It’s tough and sturdy, able to sustain multiple hits and still bring its pilot home. Flying low and slow, it can safely attack enemy troops in close proximity to its own.

Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX20)...

Su-25 Frogfoot Aviation Company (TSBX20)

ZSU 23-4 Shilka AA Tank (TSBX05)

ZSU-23-4 Shilka AA Platoon (TSBX05)
The ZSU-23-4 Shilka (named after a Russian river) is an effective, combat-proven, air defence artillery system mounting four liquid-cooled 23mm 2A7 cannon. The Shilka can engage targets with a fully-integrated, radar-guided, automatic target acquisition, tracking and ranging system with backup visual sights.

ZSU 23-4 Shilka AA Tank (TSBX05)...

SA-13 Gopher SAM Platoon (TSBX06)
The SA-13 Gopher, called Strela-10 (Arrow‑10) by its Russian crews, is a tracked, amphibious Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system. It replaced the wheeled SA-9 Gaskin which could not keep up with tanks in rough terrain. The missiles have both optical and infra-red guidance, with a radar system to check that the target is in range.

SA-13 Gopher SAM Platoon (TSBX06)...

SA-13 Gopher (TSBX06)

SA-8 Gecko SAM Battery (TSBX16)

SA-8 Gecko SAM Battery (TSBX16)
The SA-8 Gecko is a highly effective mobile air-defence missile system that incorporates both its engagement radars and missile launchers in one vehicle. This allows it to detect, track, and engage aircraft independently. Its SA-8 surface-to-air missiles are further enhanced by a radar guidance system that can guide two missiles simultaneously. It also has a back-up electro-optical guidance system that can be used if the radar is jammed by ECM (Electronic Counter  Measures).

SA-8 Gecko SAM Battery (TSBX16)...

2S1 Carnation Battery (TSBX07)
The 2S1 Carnation is a Soviet 122-mm self-propelled 2A18 howitzer. The 2S1 is fully amphibious with very little preparation, and once afloat is propelled by its tracks. A variety of wider tracks are also available to allow the 2S1 to operate in snow or swamp conditions.

2S1 Carnation Battery (TSBX07)...

2S1 Carnation Battery (TSBX07)

BM-21 Hail Rocket Launcher (TSBX08) BM-21 Hail Battery (TSBX08)
The BM-21 Grad (Hail) is a direct descendant for the famous Katyusha rocket launcher of the Second World War. The box launcher, housing four rows of ten tubes, is mounted on a Ural 6x6 truck. The BM-21 can fire fin-stabilised 122mm rockets, which can be fitted with fragmentation, chemical, or incendiary warheads, up to 16km (10 miles).

BM-21 Hail Battery (TSBX08)...

Warsaw Pact Articles

T-72B vs T-72M Vs T-55

T-72B vs T-72M Vs T-55
With John Lee
With the release of the T-72B alongside the new variants in the T-55 range for the Warsaw Pact launch, I thought I would look at all the new and existing options across the three nations and how they compare with their costs and stats.As a Warsaw Pact player, you now have more choices of tank options and with V2 of the rules, allows you to take Black Box units as Formation Support giving us more flexibility to field combinations of tanks depending on your play style.

T-72B vs T-72M Vs T-55...

Warsaw Pact Support and You
With Ryan Jeffares
With the compilation of the Poles, Czechs and East Germans into WW3: Warsaw Pact, their forces have gained a variety of new units to help them find victory on the tabletop. These additions have not just come in the form of new formations, but also a series of changes to the support options available for the Czechs, East Germans and Poles.

Warsaw Pact Support and You...

Warsaw Pact Support and You

New Tanks = New Playing Style

New Tanks = New Playing Style
With Scott McCorley
Hi all and welcome to another round of tactical flexibility in the combined arms world for all things Warsaw pact or warpact for short. So with the new book comes new toys and namely the new T72b. This tank brings some much need armour to the warpact forces in that it comes with FA18 and ERA so it is now useful in assaults, so no longer do warpact forces need to fear NATO infantry.

New Tanks = New Playing Style...

Building a WWIII: Warsaw Pact Forced Based on the new Warsaw Pact Starter Forces
With John Lee

With the launch of the WW3 Warsaw Pact, I thought I would look at how a new player could, or someone on a budget, could get a force on the table that would be competitive or at least hold its own with new formations and equipment. To this end there are two articles with one based on the T-72 Tank Battalion and another based on the BMP Motor Rifle Battalion. Check out the links below.

Building a WWIII: Warsaw Pact Forced Based on the T-72 Starter Set...

Building a WWIII: Warsaw Pact Forced Based on the BMP Starter Set...

Building a WWIII: Warsaw Pact Forced Based on the new Warsaw Pact Starter Forces