A rather unfriendly unit to properly start the years painting. These are the Orion Soviet Assault Group in amoeba camouflage smocks and body armour. Unfortunately the amoeba pattern hasn't shown up too well in the pictures.
I don't expect to use the whole battalion together, but rather have the companies parcelled out to bolster ordinary infantry battalions
I also got a diecast early war FAMO from my daughter, so I quickly drybrushed it while finishing off the engineeers