WW2 Cossacks in German service

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CarlL
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WW2 Cossacks in German service

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Well this is a first, a positive review by Plastic Soldier Review website of a MARS set of figures.

see review at http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=913

Where you can see the reiew and photos of Mars Set 72113 - German Don Cossacks: 8 poses, 40 figures.

the photos show some lovely figures, first time a MARS set has had me thinking they might be worth buying.

At 22mm they may fit in better with 20mm figures.

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Re: WW2 Cossacks in German service

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CarlL wrote: 21 Jan 2019, 21:53
German Don Cossacks
I'm pretty sure all Cossacks weren't called Don...as that could become quite confusing!! :lol:

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Quite so Don,
now legionnaire Granty2018, if you had read their review you would have seen you were beaten to it, I quote:

"The various Cossack forces fighting alongside the German Army were given German uniforms, meaning they were indistinguishable from native Germans apart from smaller details like colour and insignia, undetectable at our scale. Therefore in a real sense many sets of Germans could also be used as Cossacks, so Mars have designed these figures to be distinctive and clearly nothing but Cossack. This is mainly done by giving each man a fur cap, the design of which varied between the hosts. To our eye most here are quite short, and so would be the lambswool kubanka, which was not the traditional headgear of the Don Cossack (which was the taller papacha). A couple here could perhaps be large enough to be considered to be a papacha, but in any event on occasion Don Cossacks also wore the kubanka, so these are not wrong, though calling them Terek or Kuban Cossacks might have been better. In each case there is a cross on the top of the cap, and this would be different colours depending on the Host (red for the Don)."

So Don, or Terek or Kuban !!

CarlL (missing the highlight facility to make my point!)
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Well that was disappointing as i want some figures for Circassians, these just won`t cut it :(
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CarlL wrote: 22 Jan 2019, 20:31 So Don, or Terek or Kuban !!

CarlL (missing the highlight facility to make my point!)
So Carl, in actual fact, could some of these men have gone around saying, (in metallic voices), "We are the Tereks!!" *** :lol:

Grant

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Richard

I cant say I know what a Circassian would look like?

I am not sure that Circassians and cossacks can be the same since they were enemies! See this piece for example.

at https://jamestown.org/program/moscows-f ... n-history/

Russia (pre communisim) did its own ethnic cleansing of the Circassians and transplanted cossacks into their Circassian homelands.

Askari Miniatures have (28mm?) Circassian cossack as follows:
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see https://askari-minis.com/index.php?main ... cts_id=165

The Wikigallery has this image of traditional Circassian (but unsure if he is post ethnic cleansing by Czar's cossacks. Stalin did his own second sweep in similar manner two hundred years later!
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So you might find useful riders and horses in these sets:
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2604
or
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1306
or
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1029

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Re: WW2 Cossacks in German service

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This is what I`m thinking about
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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
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Try these fellows........( not bad figures either)

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1306
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Richard
the closest I have painted to your photo are these bandits for 1920s Iran / Soviet border tensions
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They are only available as lancers (I think) from Irregulars WW1 RUSSIAN 20mm
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Gary

we are on same wavelength and same link posted earlier!
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