Despite never escalating into an actual conflict, the Cold War's potential for global warfare cast a shadow over the world for decades. Proxy wars were fought in various regions, propped up and supplied by the two main protagonists (USA and Soviet Union). The war continued until the late 1980's when the Iron Curtain fell, and was officially ended with the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Pendraken's Soviet ranges are aimed at the late 1970's to mid 1980's, with earlier troops carrying AK-47s and later troops with the AK-74.
Pendraken's USA ranges are aimed at the late 1970's to mid 1980's, with earlier troops in the M1 helmet and later troops with the PASGT armor.