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Offline Curassier

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TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:58:16 PM »
As a great fan of mr Hicks sculpting I am wondering how many of these circa-1905 figures I can use for the Civil War. Was the peak less cap much used ? What units could be represented by the rather nice peaked cap wearing cavalry ? And what Civil war units might the newly released Cossacks be useful for ? Sorry to ask such basic questions but am thinking of having a go at this era.

Antone have any rules or basing suggestions ? I rather like the RED ACTIONS system but want to base figures in such a way that they can be sued for other things too.

many thanks
JM

Offline huevans

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 12:27:34 AM »
The cossacks uniform was traditional and didn't change. So my best guess is that you can use both the cossacks and the line cavalry for WW1 and RCW.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 08:22:54 AM »
Yep, uniforming the diffrent forces was difficult. So it was not uncommon to see troops useing older uniforms from storage.
And the old style ones can also be used as a base from some of the whites colored or officer/cadet units.
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Offline Curassier

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 06:33:27 PM »
Many thanks - encouraging.
JM

Offline Orctrader

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 08:05:13 PM »


As White Russian elite regiment.

I did add peaks on some of the caps, but just for variety.

(The mad Count-type is from Pulp Figures.)

Offline traveller

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 09:07:20 PM »
Wow! I have also been thinking about what to do with my Tsuba Russians. Now I got the answer. Thanks!
« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 07:16:13 AM by traveller »

Offline cuprum

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 03:20:18 AM »
Great painting. But there are a couple of points.
Officer uniforms (with two rows of buttons), which were used during the Russo-Japanese War, are not suitable for the period of the First World War and the Civil War. Although they can be easily converted into a leather jacket, which, although it was not regulated, was widely used.
The Russian shoulder straps has no edging in the narrow part (below - or external,  outside).

Offline Curassier

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Re: TSUBA RUSSIANS FOR CIVIL WAR
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 06:34:28 PM »
Gorgeous painting