BoB White Russians


Some of the White Russians have been seen before, but here’s some more stuff.

Officers:

Copplestone, with the exception of a Brigade Games “Storm in the East” Russian medic (top right). These are from my ‘Colourful’ unit of White Russians. Somewhat historically inaccurate they had fanciful uniforms but due to supply problems rarely wore the uniforms in practice during the RCW. It was only later they actually supplied all the troops (now in exile) with these fanciful uniforms. Mine are absed on the cadets in the film Dr Zhivago. (see p14 of the Osprey book, and plate E of illustrations)

Colourful troops:

Unit of officers:

Both the Colourful and Officers units are all Copplestone Castings models (BU34). However, they were ‘remodelled’ and the new figures come with rolled greatcoats over their shoulders, so ‘your money may vary’ if you buy them !
The White Russian armies were notorious for having more Officers than non-commissioned ranks, hence my naming of the unit as a unit of offficers.

This is the rest of the White Armies:

Ragged troops – short on uniforms, weapons and equipment. (BU23)

They have ragged uniforms, and a mixture of Russian and British equipment and rifles. Again with about 12 variants, I varied the paint schemes.

I have twice as many ragged troops painted as Officers, and the Colourful unit is an entirely separate group. So far no White srtandards/banners, and no ordinary White Officers – something to be added to my lengthening list of figures to paint. 🙂

4 Responses to BoB White Russians

  1. You made some decent points there. I appeared on the internet for the issue and located most people will associate with along with your website.

  2. Stuart Priest says:

    very nice to see something different but now I have the theme to Dr Zhivargo going thought my head…

  3. Thanks for the feedback – If anyone can locate a youtube clip from Dr Zhivago of the cadets being shot by the red partisans I’d be grateful.

    It was that and the book: “Farewell to the Don “, that really got me interested in the RCW.

    But that’s getting personal !

    A brilliant film.

  4. And here it is just for Stuart:

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