One of the conflicts I game is the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. I have had a "small platoon" sized force painted for years. Last year I purchased additional miniatures and have just completed them.
The back bone of this fighting force are 7x 9 man "squads", each equipped with an RPG and an lmg, either an RPK, RPD, or PK. With that many troops to work with, it is very easy to form larger "squads" or more heavily armed ones.
Additionally there are a fair number of heavy weapons....
Now, I confess, the 82mm mortars and SPG-9s are also used by my Cold War era Soviets, so these weapons get double duty as needed.
These miniatures are meant to represent forces in the 1980's, fighting the Soviets, though they look pretty much the same as Norther Alliance fighting the Taliban in the 1990's... I suppose they could serve in some capacity as insurgents fighting coalition forces in more recent times.
Some of them have seen a bit of gaming, hope to have them all see some more soon.
Thanks for reading!