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Showing posts with label Red Army. Show all posts
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Monday, October 7, 2019

The Russian Civil War (1918 - 1921) : Red cavalry is chasing a "white" Cossack ...

The Russian Civil War (1918 - 1921) : Red cavalry is chasing a "white" Cossack ...

The Red cavalry soldiers are produced by Engineer Basevich (Russia) and the "white" Cossack soldier is a rarity from Neumann (Liege, Belgium, 30s).

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Red Army vs. Green Army (the Russian Civil War)

The Green armies were armed peasant groups which fought against all governments in the Russian Civil War from 1917 to 1922. The Green armies were semi-organized local militias that opposed the Bolsheviks, Whites, and foreign interventionists, and fought to protect their communities from requisitions or reprisals carried out by third parties. The Green armies were politically and ideologically neutral, but at times associated with the Socialist-Revolutionary Party, by far the largest grouping of the Russian Constituent Assembly elected in 1917. The Green armies had at least tacit support throughout much of Russia, however their primary base, the peasantry, were largely reluctant to wage an active campaign during the Russian Civil War and eventually dissolved following Bolshevik victory in 1922. The Green army cossacks are produced by Armies in Plastic and the Red Army cavalry is the new set from Engineer Basevich (Russia).

Monday, July 1, 2019

Catalog of Soviet toy soldiers made in USSR in 1920-1940

Catalog of Soviet tin, metal, rubber and paper toy soldiers made in Soviet Russia in 1920-1940 (8th edition  by Ivanov M.S. Moscow 2016).

Please use the link below to download the catalog:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol : 11 May – 16 September 1939

The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared Soviet–Japanese border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia, Japan and Manchukuo in 1939. The conflict was named after the river Khalkhyn Gol, which passes through the battlefield.

Belgium toy soldiers - Durso and Trumpet (30s/40s). The armored car is produced by Gustav Buchmann (Switzerland 30s) .


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May 1942: The Second Battle of Kharkov

The Second Battle of Kharkov or Operation Fredericus was an Axis counter-offensive in the region around Kharkov against the Red Army Izium bridgehead offensive conducted 12–28 May 1942, on the Eastern Front during World War II. Its objective was to eliminate the Izium bridgehead over Seversky Donets or the "Barvenkovo bulge" which was one of the Soviet offensive's staging areas. After a winter counter-offensive that drove German troops away from Moscow but depleted the Red Army's reserves, the Kharkov offensive was a new Soviet attempt to expand upon their strategic initiative, although it failed to secure a significant element of surprise.
These plastic soldiers are from different makers : Marx, CTS, TSSD, Airfix, Engineer Basevich and DGN. The terrain is produced by TTCombat.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

WW2: Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. German forces were compelled to withdraw from the area that winter as Operation Little Saturn threatened to cut them off. Red Army marines (Pegasus) are capturing the Wehrmacht Hanomag SdKfz 251 crew (Toy soldiers of San Diego).

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Hessmobil artillery tractor and the 1st of May - International Workers' Day !

1st of May - International Workers' Day !

This artillery tractor was produced by German Company Hess as the Hessmobil tractor in 30s and it was converted by Elstolin for military needs. The tractor has an inertia driven flywheel friction motor.
The Red Army soldiers are produced by Durso and Nazaire Beeusaert in 30s/40s.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Siege of Breslau (13 February 1945 - 6 May 1945)

The Siege of Breslau, also known as the Battle of Breslau, was a three-month-long siege of the city of Breslau in Lower Silesia, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland), lasting to the end of World War II in Europe. From 13 February 1945 to 6 May 1945, German troops in Breslau were besieged by the Soviet forces which encircled the city as part of the Lower Silesian Offensive Operation. The German garrison's surrender on 6 May was followed by the surrender of all German forces two days after the battle.
These Wehrmacht soldiers were made by Elastolin in 70s and the 7.5 cm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 cannon was produced by Elastolin/Hausser in 30s. The street terrain is made by TTCombat.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Plastic soldiers and movies : Trial on the Road (1971)

Trial on the Road is a 1971 black-and-white Soviet film set in World War II, directed by Aleksey German. Trial on the Road was censored and taken out of circulation in the Soviet Union for 15 years after its release due to its controversial depiction of Soviet soldiers, where the Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.

The photographed soldiers are produced by TSSD.

Friday, February 22, 2019

23rd of February - Red Army Day

First celebrated in 1919, the holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft into the Red Army occurred in Petrograd and Moscow (on 17 February).In January 1919, it was decided to combine the celebration of that day with the anniversary of the publication of the decree on the establishment of the Red Army (of 18 February 1918).In 1919, 17 February fell on a Monday, so it was decided to move the holiday to the nearest Sunday – 23 February. The photographed Red Army soldiers are produced by Engineer Basevich.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Wooden Soviet T-34 tank

This plywood T-34 tank was made from the Quay T 34 Woodcraft Construction Kit. It looks too big for 1/32 soldiers.. But it'd be ok for 1/24...