15mm Soviet-Polish War 1919-1921Leave a comment
October 13, 2018 by wargamerchris
New projects are always a lite challenging and yet maybe among the best experiences for me in the hobby. Here is one I’m into for 2018-2019. Having spent a lot of time on building our Polish Partition armies, I wanted to tackle a war which often sits in the shadows of the Great War and the Russian Revolution. The Polish bid to expand their borders and re-establish sovereignty is very compelling. It is full of see-saw campaigns and battles which provide interesting tactical challenges.
The Poles took on massive Russian formations which were very capable in their own right.
On the tabletop there is another unique challenge which I like – there is not a tailored miniature line for the Poles in 15mm. I know for some it is painful, but for me a labor of love. The good/bad part is that at the beginning of the war the Poles returned to their homeland from wherever they had been fighting, often in the uniforms they had – so French sky blue with adrian helmets, German field gray with stahlenhelm, Austrian Uhlans etc. The Poles also received clothing, food, and munitions from the allies as they were seen as a means of stopping bolshevism spreading westward….
In short, anything goes for sourcing 15mm World War I figures.