However, I have thus been able to get some work done on the painting front. Firstly, as you may have seen over on Bobinantes, I've got the first four Soviet figures ready for basing:
These are from Elhiem's Cold War Platoon Command pack CWR08, and very nice they are too. The pack features a Platoon Commander, radio operator, marksman with Dragunov SVD (somewhat nonchalantly smoking a cigarette) and a trooper with an underslug grenade launcher on his AK-74. All are clad in the standard Soviet khaki uniform.
I've also managed to get the BAOR MILAN team finished...
Again, figures from Elhiem's Cold War range. With the addition of a spotter team/ command element (currently undercoated) that should give me the 10 figures needed for the British side of the current Guild "Friend & Foe" group build. The Soviet side will be the Platoon Command, plus the 6 dismounts for a BMP-2 (which is itself somewhere in the pipeline).
So far looking like I might have all that finished for the 21st!