The final kit arrived to make up the six tanks I need for two companies under Rapid Fire's rules for the Finnish Continuation War. So, having sorted the camo colours we're all set to go!
As you can see, four of the T-26s are the Pegasus 'E-Z Build' m1933s, while the lead tank in either company will be a lovely Mirage 1/72 m1939 variant of the T-26. Technically, the two Mirage tanks are slightly different variation of the T-26, but the differences are negligible.
I would have really liked to have gotten my hands on a Vickers 'T-26E' - this was a Finnish variation based on the British Vickers 6 Ton tank (the design on which the Soviet T-26 is based). But I just couldn't find an example of this in plastic, resin or diecast.
It's all a bit complicated but if you want to know all about the T-26 variants in Finnish use then visit this website for a detailed history: Jaegerplatoon.net - Vickers 6 Ton/T-26E tanks and Captured T-26 (ex-Soviet) tanks.
The 'E' in the Finnish T-26E stands for 'Englantilainen' (English/British), because of the Vickers heritage.
Now, I could have made a seventh T-26, as the Rapid Fire rules wargame rules specify an HQ tank for the armor brigade. But six similar vehicles was enough for me and so I am opting to make my HQ tank a captured Soviet T-50 light tank instead. (The Finns capture just one example of the T-50 light tank, and - as it happens - it was used as a command tank.)
I managed to find a diecast model of this less well-known tank on eBay for a nice price - so why the heck not.