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dBerczerk29 Mar 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

We got together recently to game a battle from the First Russo-Turkish War of Catherine the Great (1768-1774).

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-- 54mm plastic figures from HaT Industries, Cherilea, Armies in Plastic, IMEX, Marx, Tehnolog, Elastolin, Italeri, BMC, Britains-Deetail, resin figures by Barzso, and the occassional metal figure by All The King's Men and Frontline.

-- Photos by Ray M.

--Table and terrain by Ron P.

More photos at: link

-- zodonga DOT blogspot DOT com

paul liddle29 Mar 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

Fabulous!, very colourful units too!.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 10:29 a.m. PST

very nice, you should cross post to the 18th Century discussion board, they need some excitement there lately.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

Awesome! Your clever use of existing figures to fill out this under-served period continues to inspire my quest to find figures suitable for the 1857 Indian Mutiny. Can the Turks be used for the earlier Russo-Turkish War so you can include Baron Munchausen?

dBerczerk29 Mar 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Nick -- I'd love to include a figure of Baron von Munchausen if only I could find one in 54mm. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), along with the 1943 version produced in Germany, served as the primary inspiration for this Russo-Turkish War project.

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

Good Show!

Part time gamer22 Apr 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

First off..

daler240D
..you should cross post to the 18th Century discussion board,..
I highly agree! If you havent done so already. Well Done! @dBerczerk.

Something about 54's, brings back the much simpler 'Green Army Men' days.
Games on the floor, books for hills, pillows were mountains.

The passage of time keeps me jumping in. The hands & eyes arent what they used to be.
But 54's let you show some really nice painting Or.. as with some of 'us' (guilty) every little slip up.
So I limit my 'big' soldiers to 28mm.

dBerczerk, again Well Done.
If the game was half as much fun as the miniatures look good, Im sure it was a blast.

dBerczerk26 Apr 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

Thank you all for the feedback and encouragement!

With so many "accurate" figures for this period available in 15mm and 28mm, I am often asked why I chose 54mm with some anachronistic figure substitutions?

I started with 54mm plastic figures in my childhood -- and now in my second childhood, I have returned to them.

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