While the back yard slumbers beneath a blanket of snow and ice, members of the Caelian National Defense Force are seen patrolling near the southwest corner. This is a clear violation of the sovereign territory of the back yard and raises concerns that the Caelians may be looking to launch a "pre-emptive counter-attack in self defense" to "liberate and secure the back yard in the name of The People for The Greater Good"... or something like that!
Anyway, this is another set from my recent snow day photo session. The Caelian National Defense Force is my fictional military, based on the armies of Eastern Europe during the Cold War era with a particular nod to the East German Nationale Volksarmee. Long time reader(s) may recall seeing one of these guys here before, back in late 2011- Minions, pt. Dos, although I've made a few changes to them since then. The big difference with this guy is the reversible winter coat which has camo on one side and white on the other. I also dumped the "Chi-Com" style chest rig in favor of a belt with a four-magazine ammo pouch, which is much more typical of Soviet and Eastern European armies. When or if I get the whole squad together for a group photo session, I'll discuss and show this stuff in much more detail.