So you go to the gamers swap meet with some cash in the pocket and no clue really about what you might be interested in but not having any pregenerated ideas....... and then they start cutting the prices if you "take them all"..... so 75$ and 3 deals later:
This is a picture of Most of the Mageknight figs I picked up, I had already boxed mounted figures, around 30 of them before I thought to grab the camera and shoot a picture.
So, the local group is doing some WWWII, with Germans, Italians, More Germans, Belgians, Polish and well, so, Hmmm, decided to tackle some Soviets. But not your usual source, since it is WWWII. For my rank and file trooper we went to the Gulags, for better troops we drafted the guards and to keep them all in line the NKVD! A Hulk figure will the basis for one of my "super hero" figures, along with a Doctor Strange converts to Rasputin.
So, 4 squads of 10 gulag press ganged fellows, tough as nails (survived this long in the gulag) but low shooting skills (of course they were not permitted guns while imprisoned) , guards will be good at melee (dishing out beatings), NKVD will be elite as they are used to shooting anyone not toeing the party line. Might add in a female gulag guard squad using she wolves with smg's and Rasputin's Pioneer Scout squad (kung foo school girls) as his elite hit squad.