I have a number of forces for this era that (hopefully) will eventually be displayed here; Canadians, Germans, East Africa (German and British), Turks, ANZACs, Early War British, Bolsheviks, and Chinese.... but first we begin with...
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
This is the whole force. Two regiments of four battalions, plus a few machine-gun detachments, supporting artillery and attached cavalry…
The Tsar and family (and an orthodox priest)
The Tsar and his family are from West Wind Productions and the priest is from Brigade Games
The two Regimental Commanders. I think these were both from West Wind as well – part of the old “Cowboy Wars” line, if you can believer that – I think the pack was called Russian Hunting Party #2… or something like that…
The Regiment is made up of four battalions of fifteen figures each.
The rank anf file soldiers in these two Rifle Regiments were modeled by my friend John Bertolini
These are the officers of the battalions above. The four on the right are from Copplestone Castings. The next four are from the same Brigade Games pack as the Orthodox Priest above, and the last one is, I believe from Crusader Miniatures (stragely enough, once again, from a “Wild West” line – I think the pack was called “foreigners”!?)
A pair of “Snipers” for more Pulp Adventurey games… These were form the same West Wind/Cowboys Wars pack as the Regimental Commanders.
A standard bearer. Modified one of John’s castings. I have a second one with just the pole, if I ever get around to making a flag for it, each of the Regiments can have one - to follow their Regimental Commander around. For now This fellow will follow around whatever is acting as Brigade Commander…
The Machine-gun Detachments. The two on the outside are from Old Glory, and the one in the middle is from Coppelstone Castings.
I might like to get one more... That way I'd have a nice even two per regiment... maybe someday...
The Guns (one GUN, rather). I do have a second one to assemble and paint up some day… The model and crew are from Battle Honors.
The Cavalry. Could be fielded as two smaller forces of 8 or one big one of 16… painted up as Cossacks from two different hosts… don’t ask me which ones, I can’t remember… The men were modeled and cast (and painted, of course) by myself. The Horses were bought – Hinchifee, I think…?
Some dead and dying Russians for morale failure tokens. These are from Old Glory.
In case I ever need to use the force as elements of the Asian Cavalry Division – this is Baron Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg and a his bodyguard (figures from Coppelstone Castings)
Ungern-Sternberg on foot. A frightful sight, is he not? (also from Coppelstone Castings)
I don't have a lot of stuff for this force.... and likely never will have....
Currently I have a batch of Carabiniers. I’d like to pick up another 12 (at some point!) to fill out two units of 15.
These 1914 Belgian Carabiniers from Great War Miniatures.
I do have a few MG teams to paint up yet.
At some point I wouldn't mind adding a couple units of regular infantry and grenadiers, and perhaps some cavalry (or carabiniers cyclists - if Brigade Models ever does a mounted version!)
I also have a small (but largely unpainted, so far) force of French. Here's what I have painted so far...
Great War French Chasseurs à Cheval from Renegade Miniatures.
I have a second cavalry unit of Dragoons as well as three units of 1914 French infantry and a few MG teams - all from Great War Miniatures (to be painted)
In addition to a rather extensive force of later war (1917-ish) Germans I have a small force of 1914 Germans as well - mostly cavalry (so far...)
Great War German Hussars from Wargames Foundry.
Great War German Dragoons also from Wargames Foundry.
I also have a unit of Jagers (also from Wargames Foundry) to be painted.
At some point when Renegade Miniatures has one of their big 5-4-4 sales I'll pick up a "regiment" of three units ("batalions") of early war German infantry and a few guns and such to support them.
GREAT WAR ANZACs
I have teh beginnings of a small force of ANZACs (mostly Australian Light Horse) for battling my Turks in the Middle East.
Australian Light Horsemen from Brigade Games. I have a second unit of these to paint at some point.
Dismounted Australian Light Horse (also from Brigade Games) - for fighting at Galipoli and such. I have another two units of these to paint up at some point...
ALH Vickers team for a bit of support.
I don't have any great urge to get any more than what I already have to paint up. Largely because I don't have an awful lot of Turks for them to fight against...
GREAT WAR INDIAN
And finally I have the beginnings of a very small force of Indians...
Indian Cavalry (Lancers).
And that's pretty much it... I'd like to pick up some infantry and machine-gun teams at some point - and some more of these cavalrymen - but they're a pretty low priority at the moment.
GERMANS IN EAST AFRICA
Here are my German forces for East Africa (or Timbogo, should I ever decide to set some Great War battles in my fictional African nation!) The force is made up of figures from Copplestone Castings, Wargames Foundry, Brigade Games, and a number of my own askaris.
Some of the troops (native bearers and tribal warriors) could easily be fielded on one side or the other, I suppose, but I've pictured them here to show how large the force COULD be.
At some point I'll post pictures of the individual units.