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Author Topic: Makhno and Schuss from Giants  (Read 6627 times)

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2023, 11:04:27 PM »
Mine either, but not panicing just yet
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Offline Armstrong47

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2023, 01:31:00 PM »
I ordered mine via Northstar,and they arrived within a week.
Speaking of ordering from Northstar,does anyone have any suggestions as to which Copplestone Castings figures would be suitable for a force led by Makhno and Schuss
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Offline Von Stroheim

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2023, 03:01:10 PM »
The Partisans and any of the other infantry(including naval) as long as you avoid epaulettes and the Budenovka headgear worn by the Reds.

Offline Armstrong47

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2023, 03:32:47 PM »
The Partisans and any of the other infantry(including naval) as long as you avoid epaulettes and the Budenovka headgear worn by the Reds.

Thank you very much for the info.

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2023, 04:17:33 PM »
Agreed I have a force of Mahknovists, a mix of Partizans mainly Copplestone with some of the STP ones and a small number of sailors mixed in.

Offline Armstrong47

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2023, 04:38:46 PM »
Agreed I have a force of Mahknovists, a mix of Partizans mainly Copplestone with some of the STP ones and a small number of sailors mixed in.


That's great,thank you.
Are there any cavalry and artillery?

Offline traveller

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2023, 04:48:21 PM »
I ordered mine via Northstar,and they arrived within a week.
Speaking of ordering from Northstar,does anyone have any suggestions as to which Copplestone Castings figures would be suitable for a force led by Makhno and Schuss

How do they compare in size with other RCW miniatures (Copplestone/Brigade)? Some of the other Giants have really been giants...

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2023, 05:52:51 PM »

That's great,thank you.
Are there any cavalry and artillery?

Makhno certainly had cavalry not sure what would be best figures to represent them as I dont think there are many partisan cavlary out there.

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2023, 10:51:32 PM »
I haven't really thought it through but perhaps some of the Napoleonic era cossacks might do as a basis for converting some partisan cavalry. 

https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product-category/metal-ranges/napoleonic/russian/page/2/
https://www.grippingbeast.co.uk/shop.php?p=category_products&category=816&page=2

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2023, 01:11:19 AM »
Makhno's army, in its appearance, does not actually differ from the semi-partisan units of the Red Army at the beginning of the Civil War. Budyonnovkas (cloth helmet) are missing - and that's all. A mixture of elements of civilian and military clothing. Moreover, there are objects of any armies - Russian, Austrian, German, English, French. Makhno's army includes a large number of deserters from the white, red, and Ukrainian armies - of course, with the preservation of the elements of the uniforms of these armies (without insignia - one could easily pay with one's life by mistake for their presence). The ideas of anarchism were very popular among the sailors, so there are a lot of sailors in the Makhno army, of course - with elements of a naval uniform (they especially loved peakless caps). Sailors made up a significant part of the "technical staff" - artillery, teams of armored trains, etc.
Commanders have great love for leather jackets, hussar atillas, and English jackets. Colored hussar chakchirs (Russian, Austrian, German) were also popular.
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Plus everything that was stolen in stores, warehouses and from prisoners of war  ;)







There are more than enough Copplestone figurines to create a Makhnovist army.

And here are a couple more music videos based on the Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno series. Here you can see the color scheme of the "uniforms" of the Makhnovist army and use it to paint the figurines:

https://youtu.be/1A83rOJk0uo

https://youtu.be/hlu0s0sNAJ4
« Last Edit: March 30, 2023, 01:59:51 AM by cuprum »

Offline Mark Plant

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2023, 05:40:13 AM »
Makhno's army, in its appearance, does not actually differ from the semi-partisan units of the Red Army at the beginning of the Civil War.

Indeed the best part of it was a unit of the Red Army for much of the war!

Offline trev

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2023, 11:57:09 PM »
Great pictures and videos.  Thanks.

Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2023, 09:00:42 PM »
Fabulous Cuprum, as always!
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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2023, 09:19:20 PM »
The mould issue was our fault at North Star. We made a mould and the master figures fused to the rubber, they wouldn't come out. Most extra-ordinary.

So we had to start again from scratch, but they are all made and cast now, nag Ian at WI because they should have been sent.

Offline trev

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Re: Makhno and Schuss from Giants
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2023, 03:10:21 PM »
Thanks for the explanation Nick.  Accidents happen, that can't be helped.   It was more that Steve ordered so much later, yet got his figures, that left me feeling a bit fobbed off.  Still, I've already emailed Ian twice and the most recent reply was only the 28th, so I'll give it a few more days before I start nagging again.  Besides, we are firmly into first world problem territory here, and my Karen T-shirt is in the wash.  :D

 

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