With Brannigan’s Blackhearts #4 – Frozen Conflict coming soon, it’s time for the regular gun porn post!

This one turned out to be a bit more of an irregular operation, moving through the Eastern European underworld and relying on that underworld–not to mention a bit of “tactical acquisition”–for supplies.  As such, there’s a bit more variety in the weaponry used in Frozen Conflict, though it’s still almost entirely Eastern Bloc.

Eugen Codreanu is a Romanian gangster, but as an arms dealer he moves freely through multiple countries.  He’s done business in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.  But most of his men carry what they’re comfortable with.  His right hand, Cezar Lungu, carries a Beretta PX4 Storm.

His chief of security, Gavril Vaduva, carries a 7.65mm Vz.61 Skorpion machine pistol.

The unidentified shooters who are gunning for Codreanu first, led by the man named Redrum and later joined by the by-now-familiar Flint (who didn’t get to bring his FK  BRNO Field Pistol this time), are carrying 5.56mm Zastava M21s.

The Transnistrian regular forces, being poor cousins of the Russians and something of a wannabe Red Army, are mostly equipped with AK-47s or AKMs.  (Two of the Blackhearts end up carrying AKMs, as well.)

Mayor Emil Ignatiev and his Russian “volunteers,” there to assist and advise the Transnistrians (who have been in a state of cold war with the Moldovans across the Dnieper River since 1992), are somewhat better equipped, carrying A-545 rifles and RPK-16 light machineguns.

As for the Blackhearts, in addition to a couple of Tokarev TT-33 pistols they capture, their primary loadout turns into a couple of AKMs, two wood-stocked, suppressed Uzis, two RPDs, and several Vz.58 rifles.

The Guns of “Frozen Conflict”

Peter Nealen

Peter Nealen is a former Reconnaissance Marine and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006, and again in 2007, with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Recon Bn. After two years of schools and workups, including Scout/Sniper Basic and Team Leader's Courses, he deployed to Afghanistan with 4th Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, I MEF. Works by Peter include: The American Praetorians Series Task Force Desperate (October 2012) - ebook , paperback and audiobook Hunting in the Shadows (June 2013) - ebook and paperback Alone and Unafraid (August 2014) - ebook and paperback The Devil You Don't Know (June 2015) - ebook and paperback Lex Talionis (June 2017) - ebook and paperback The Jed Horn Series A Silver Cross and a Winchester (October 2013) - ebook and paperback Nightmares (January 2015)- ebook and paperback The Walker on the Hills (December 2015) - ebook and paperback Older and Fouler Things (September 2017) - ebook and paperback The Brannigan's Blackhearts Series/Universe Kill Yuan (Spring 2016) - ebook and paperback Fury in the Gulf (November 2017) - ebook and paperback Burmese Crossfire (January 2018) - ebook and paperback Enemy Unidentified (March 2018) - ebook and paperback Frozen Conflict (May 2018) - ebook and paperback High Desert Vengeance (August 2018) - ebook and paperback Doctors of Death (December 2018) - ebook and paperback The Unity Wars Series (P.L. Nealen) The Fall of Valdek (July 2018) - ebook and paperback The Defense of Provenia (August 2018) - ebook and paperback The Alliance Rises (September 2018) - ebook and paperback Short Stories Rock Meet Hard Place (Part I) - Baen Books Blog Non-Fiction Operation Redwings: The Rescue Story Behind Lone Survivor (December 2013) - ebook only The ISIS Solution: How Unconventional Thinking and Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam (SOFREP) (November 2014) - ebook only

2 thoughts on “The Guns of “Frozen Conflict”

  • January 1, 2019 at 8:10 am

    While my books are mainly set in a science fiction world, I love these posts. I need to do one for my books. Thanks for the great idea, Pete!

  • January 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I forgot to mention that I love Tokarev pistols. I had a Serbian Zastava copy in 9mm, I need to get a Polish TTC sometime.


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