I have been looking into the structures and light defensive emplacements used by the Finns from 1938 to 1944 but media coverage of such is very thin. I have learned some things, such as the fact that the T26 and the Finnish T26E are actually Vickers-Armstrong 6 tonners, or that the eventual defeat of the Finns in the Winter War (Despite strategic success in the defensive) was as much the result of the limited defensive space as the limited personnel. And who else on this side of the ocean ever read V.M. Molotov’s speech to the Supreme Soviet following the Winter War, albeit translated? That aside, I have been unable to find photographs or sketches of vital FDF buildings - I am improvising designs for the field structures and barracks, but I would be indebted if somebody could find me images of the various Depots, Armories, Radio and Radar emplacements…
At present, this is the structure list I have outlined. I will produce the concept art as necessary.
Field Barracks - Repurposed Civilian Design - Medium Wood Home (Needs 2 Models)
Improvised Outpost - Repurposed Civilian Design - Small Wood Home (Needs 2 Models)
Dugout - Soviet-Style Defensive Design - Defensive Dugout (Needs Model)
Artillery Emplacement - Defensive Design - Artillery Shelter (Needs Model)
Supply Stockpile - Repurposed Civilian Design - Improvised Shelter (Needs Model)
Supply Distribution Dugout - Defensive Design - Supplied Dugout (Needs Model)
Field Armory - Repurposed Civilian Design - Subsistence Farm (Needs Model)
Heavy Field Armory - Modified Civilian Design - Subsistence Farm & Tents (Needs Model)
Field Radio Station - Repurposed Civilian Design - Medium Wood Home (Needs Model)
Dockyard - Repurposed Civilian Design - Wooden Dockyard (Needs Model)
This does mean, first, that concealment/emplacement structures are in the basic building set of Finland, unlike the other sides. Second, until I am provided with information otherwise (I know that Finland was one of the early countries to have an air force, and they apparently began world war two submarine design before Germany.) they will not have the benefit of radar which the other sides do.
Also, did the Russian OT-130/1/3 make an appearance against the Germans during the second World War? I know the OT-130 to OT-133 numbered around six or seven hundred all told, but as far as I know, the Finns only used one. They’re modified T26 which are Soviet built Vickers-Armstrong designs… with flamethrowers.
Nomenclature - Soviet (Finnish)
FAI (BAB A)
FAI-M (BAB B)
BA-20 (BAB B)
BA-20M (BAB B)
BA-3 (BAF A)
BA-6 (BAF B)
BA-10/BA-10M (BAF C)