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Russians for at Least 4 Wars!

Russians for at Least 4 Wars!

Following up on our Japanese suitable for the Boxer Rebellion, Russo-Japanese War, and WW1...we have Russians! 

This set is equally versatile and can be used for not only those three conflicts but into the Russian Civil War. That said, the bodies do have shoulder boards so they would be suitable as "Whites" but with a quick trim and adding budenovka caps you will get your "Reds" as well. 

We're hopeful to get all the parts above onto the sprue but there may be a couple dropped along the way depending on space.

These are off to file prep and we'll keep you up to date on the Release Schedule as they move through the tooling queue. Fair warning there are quite a few sets in line ahead of them! 

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Comments

Pierre - February 19, 2022

Is it the Orthodox Nativity already ? This is exactly the kind of kit I was dreaming of.

I agree with the vox populi : less Adrian helmets and budienovkas, but kubankas and papakhas, with the furazhkas. This to evoke the soldiers of the Far-East : Siberian skirmishers, white cossacks, Czech legion, troopers of Kolchak, Ungern-Sternberg or Semenov…

I would also like to see fewer bearded heads : the spirit of the time was more for mustaches, thin or thick. And slightly finer bayonets ?

I really appreciate the special equipment of the officer… and I will need a second box with the coat (shinel) !

Giorgio - February 18, 2022

Fantastic sprue but I would prefer without gas mask and some kubanka or papakha fur hats also for siberian rifles and cossacks.
I hope in cossack cavalry too!

Andrew James Birtle - February 18, 2022

The rifles seem ahistorical. No figure in overcoat? Reduce the number of budenovka hats which are rather squat and did not appear until the very end of the Russian Civil War. Reduce also the number of Adrian helmets, which were not that common. Eliminate the gas mask, Increase the number of peaked caps of various shapes and add fur hats.

Brandon - February 18, 2022

Budenovkas are cool but they’re a little short. They look like the revised 1926 low cuts and not the taller WWI/RCW period versions.

Mark - February 18, 2022

Great figures. It got me thinking that the basic uniform for Russian troops did not change much from 1890 to 1980! Heck, use Kepi heads and you’ve got 1870 Turkish War Russians
(although you’d need to fuss with the rifles).
If you’re thinking of dropping anything, I’d drop the heads with the gas masks. There’s not enough for all the figures, and I’m not sure how much either side used gas on WWI’s Eastern Front.
If I were to add anything, I’d add WWI style fur hats.

Mark - February 18, 2022

Great figures. It got me thinking that the basic uniform for Russian troops did not change much from 1890 to 1980! Heck, use Kepi heads and you’ve got 1870 Turkish War Russians
(although you’d need to fuss with the rifles).
If you’re thinking of dropping anything, I’d drop the heads with the gas masks. There’s not enough for all the figures, and I’m not sure how much either side used gas on WWI’s Eastern Front.
If I were to add anything, I’d add WWI style fur hats.

David Phillips - February 18, 2022

well assuming i’m not swamped when they release might deathfields them. between the upgrade sprew and extra parts shouldn’t be to rough

Alex Perez - February 18, 2022

Very cool. Keep the Great War coming! Doughboys next?

Y. Whateley - February 18, 2022

I think some(?) Finnish Mosin-Nagants had a slight pistol-grip shape to the stock, and aftermarket fiberglass stocks will have the pistol-grip shape, but all the all-original Russian M-N’s I’ve ever seen or handled have had a more or less smooth line along the bottom of the stock, from the trigger guard to the butt of the rifle.

I’m not too worried about the slightly exaggerated shape of the buttstocks for these models – easy enough to file down a little straighter, and these ought to double nicely for Finnish rifles, for those who want to kit-bash some Finnish soldiers somehow – I’m not sure of the uniforms or anything, but the rifles seem like a first step :)

As for the length, I’m pretty sure the typical Mosin-Nagant is about ten or fifteen feet long – at least, the one I own seems to be :D (Seriously, those rifles seem to be a relic from the era when bayoneted rifles were more spear than firearm….)

Brandon Chamberlain - February 18, 2022

They look great! Maybe I’m asking too much, but I agree with the need for peak-less caps and fewer budenovka. By my count, there are 16 with flaps up or down. I’d much rather have 5
budenovka split between earflaps up and down and the 5 peak-less caps and 5 ushanka.

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