Wednesday 3 July 2024

More Poles in 1919 Uniform

So I am finding that despite my gut injury, dislocated finger and broken glasses I am making some progress with the Poles.

Firstly a gun, a German 75mm with a crew of Woodbine Turks with a mix of Woodbine and Studio Siberia heads. 

Happy with this one although the gun is a little light , I may consider a wash to add some definition. Otherwise happy with this.
As with the other troops so far these are a mix of Studio Siberia and Woodbine miniatures. Despite the size difference I am really happy with the result. The Officer is Siberia and troopers are all Woodbine Turks in this shot.
Again mainly woodbine, the guy at the back with the grey coat is Studio Siberia. The head mixes work really well I feel.
Lastly a command group, both Studio Siberia figures, flag is from flags for the lads. Particularly like the officer.
The flag I understand is somewhat speculative but based on period paintings. Anochronistic but adds something I think.
To add to my armour I got a Laffly White Armoured car, this one is painted in French cammo and was commissioned with Richard Croisdale who does a fab job with vehicles.
The Poles will have 3 or so armoured cars, much more than the Russian forces I usually allow.
Just 9 more Poles to finish this battalion. Very good progress, hope to have this completed by the end of July.

I hope to have more for you in due course, the project is moving along at a decent clip now. As always thanks for stopping by.


21 comments:

  1. Lovely work on these all once again Roger, your use of the Woodbine figures is a very clever way to add some variety to the collection, rather than having to rely solely on Siberia Miniatures!

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  2. the car seems to be a ww2 version so inaccurate

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  3. Excellent work on these Roger

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  4. Great stuff per usual. It's an interesting and wide open war to game. I once did it with Peter Pigs 15s but sold it. Always kind of regretted it. Your painting is superb.

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  5. The collection is becoming more and more impressive. As for the flag, I'd like to say more, but I can't see many details. Polish banners were square. Those for the infantry measured 1 meter by 1 meter, while those for the cavalry measured 65 cm. If there is a number on the banner (located in the corner), it indicates the regiment's number.

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    1. Cheers Bartek, probably a bit large, we wargamers do like big flags.

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  6. If we talk about historical accuracy, then this banner can be attributed to the model approved in 1919. And in fact, if such banners were used, it was only in the newly formed Polish regiments (I personally cannot remember such facts now). Most likely, such banners entered the army after the end of the war. In the vast majority of cases, Polish units had banners of arbitrary designs, often donated by various public organizations. Haller's Polish Corps, which arrived from France, continued to use its banners created during the First World War.

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    1. Thanks Cuprum, seems a good fit given this designed as newly formed 1919 battalion. I havent really considered any banners for Hallers blue army.

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  7. Great stuff! How did you obtain the "Flags for Lads" flag? It appears that the site that took over the line is not taking orders. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Pan, to be honest the Flags for the lads banners I have had for many years when I first started the Russian Civil War collection.

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  8. Interesting period! Nice figures too!

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  9. These Poles look beaut! I collected some figures for this period (as a supplement to First World War) after reading Norman Davies 'God's Playground' and then his 'White Eagle, Red Star'. I am looking forward to portraying 'the last pure cavalry battle in European history' at Komarów/Zamość on the tabletop one day.
    Regards, James

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    1. Cheers James, finished unit based up to follow shortly

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