Sunday, 26 February 2017

20mm White Russian infantry

These are Strelets WW1 Russian infantry in summer dress, painted as standard Imperial infantry suitable for 1917 onwards.  The high proportion of Adrian helmets in the Strelets set suggests grenadiers or assault infantry, but I assume they become more the norm in better equipped units as the civil war progressed.

The whole unit.

The officer, perhaps a little out of date waving his sword, but it helps pick him out on the tabletop.

Next up, similar figures painted up as Kornilovsky.  Those figures in caps have a black band with red cap piped in white, to add a bit of colour.  All wear black trousers coupled with the normal uniform tunic.

Finally, these are HAT figures, so all wear caps, painted up as a "coloured unit", the Drozdovsky.  I think these are also known as the "Chaffinches" colloquially.  These have white cap bands and red caps, off white tunics and blue trousers.

I have some more units in preparation, more on them later.  These are also available for Andreivia.

As ever, thanks for looking.


  1. They look great to me. The WW1 Eastern Front is not something that I'm that familiar with.



    1. Thanks Pete. I've been doing some reading about the eastern and Ottoman fronts in 1917 and 18 and the aftermath of the Russian Civil War and Soviet-Polish war of 1920. Fascinating period and lots of troop types. Whites, Reds, Poles, Baltic States, Freikorps, Ottomans, Allied intervention forces; there's a role for just about any WW1 era figure, some of which can be dressed in a variety of brightly coloured uniforms, just for a bit of variety. All of this in preparation for this year's Crisis Point, set in the fictional Black Sea country of Andreivia in 1918, between the treaty of Brest Litovsk and the November Armistice. Should be fun.

      Cheers, Andy

  2. Great stuff Andy! I'll stat them up for Arc of Fire and add them to the force lists for Crisis Point.

  3. Thanks Richard. I have a few more in the pipeline. General Markov's officers regiment and a couple of others, plus some heavy weapons on the painting table.

    Cheers, Andy