Soviet NKVD Squad

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Description

In 1941 the fortified borders of the Soviet Union were occupied by units of the NKVD (People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs). These units were almost completely destroyed in the first weeks of the campaign. Thereafter, NKVD troops were mainly used for internal security, but could potentially fight at the front, as they did at Stalingrad in 1942 and during the 1944 Crimean offensive.

In the normal course of operations, NKVD troops set up "blocking positions" directly behind the battle line in order to ward off fleeing troops with machine gun fire if necessary. NKVD checkpoints at bridges and road junctions monitored all traffic behind the front lines, sometimes disguised as bridge construction crews or road repair gangs to detect unauthorized movement. In 1943, the agency SMERSH (acronym from Russian for "death to spies") was established as a separate branch of the NKVD to carry out these tasks.

The figures in this set can also be painted to represent the Border Patrol Units with their signature green hats.

Includes 10 metal Soviet NKVD figures:

  • Sergeant with SMG
  • 4 men with SMG
  • 3 men with guns
  • 2 man LMG team
  • Plastic base

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  • Historical Factions: Russia
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