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Offline Hammers

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2019, 07:25:56 PM »
A lovely, yet practical gameboard.

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2019, 07:43:44 PM »
I remember reading why Red Army soldiers wouldn't have worn them, because if the commissars caught you wearing them, they were nailed into your shoulders...with nails. Those Russians  ::)

It was like that in my Cub Scout's Platoon, our Akela was a right psycho bitch!!!

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2019, 07:45:31 PM »
A lovely, yet practical gameboard.

Cheers bud

I pissed about with modular terrain boards for years, but you can't beat the flexibility that gaming mats offer.

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2019, 02:48:49 AM »
In theory you're not wrong. The Red Army did ban shoulder boards as 'Tsarist'. They only brought them back in 1943, when Stalin was instilling some Russian Nationalism back into the Red Army. It's why you should have one set of Russians for 1939-42, and another set for '43 onwards.

I remember reading why Red Army soldiers wouldn't have worn them, because if the commissars caught you wearing them, they were nailed into your shoulders...with nails. Those Russians  ::)


Oh, believe me, I know about the Russians enough   ;)

The fate of commissars and communists who were captured by the whites was also unenviable. Often, gentlemen officers cut out the stars on their backs or on their foreheads.
Do not forget that then people who lived under serfdom were still alive. This is when landlords could sell their peasants, flog them ... and could kill with impunity. Is it any wonder hatred grown over the centuries of injustice?

Not only the Red Army then abandoned the shoulder boards. Many anti-Bolshevik formations also did not want to use them. For example Komuch, the Siberian Army, the Czechoslovak Corps, various rebels, many nationalists. Shoulder boards have become a symbol of social inequality.

Offline VonAkers

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2019, 01:01:32 PM »
Lord Raglan
Your terrain is awesome , well done .. I am very jealous .. in fact may be a burglary due at your place shortly .. "but officer the only things missing are "..
Dave at TM does great terrain , he did me a FIW Fort that is surreal ..
Cheers

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2019, 10:07:06 PM »
Lord Raglan
Your terrain is awesome , well done .. I am very jealous .. in fact may be a burglary due at your place shortly .. "but officer the only things missing are "..
Dave at TM does great terrain , he did me a FIW Fort that is surreal ..

David Marshall for Brexit Secretary  :-*

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2019, 10:47:34 PM »
A dirty great Orthodox Church, what better way for a Russian General to assert his authority in a province? 





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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2019, 12:12:06 AM »
Very impressive :o :-* Who makes this church?
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2019, 07:13:53 AM »
Very impressive :o :-* Who makes this church?

Grand Manner buddy

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2019, 09:02:41 AM »
Oh you snuck in under the deadline to get the raw resin. I love Grand Manner but I will not be able to afford them when you can only get the painted buildings and other goodies.
Lon

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Re: Raglan's Back of Beyond Project
« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2019, 10:15:44 AM »
This model has been sitting in ShedHQ for a while actually, so no last minute rush to purchase before the deadline. I actually think Dave is making a  mistake by only selling painted buildings, but I understand that he is trying to wind down the business anyway.