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Makhno191821 Aug 2020 5:10 p.m. PST

Has anyone seen any good minis in 1/72, decently representing women in the RCW?
For the Spanish Civil War, Minairons makes a wonderful set of women militia members, but I haven't seen anything equivalent for RCW. Id love to find a figure i could use or convert as Marusya Nikiforova, who led worker and peasant forces with an armored train, and her cavalry had the horses arranged in rows by colors.


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Also, Galina Kuzmenko Makhno, who fought on the front lines at times as well.

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Are they're other specific women from the RCW folks would like to see?

Alexander Kutepov21 Aug 2020 9:54 p.m. PST

Varvara N. 'Varia'

The White Angel of the White Army.

She was a Don Cossack who escaped Bolshevik occupied

Taganrog to Novocherkassk to join the Volunteer Army in

1917. Enlisted under her own name into The Kornilov Shock

Regiment.

Makhno191822 Aug 2020 5:58 a.m. PST

Thanks for the input! I found this on Vavara N "Varia";
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Cuprum222 Aug 2020 9:31 a.m. PST

Lyudmila Mokievskaya-Zubok. The only woman in history – the commander of an armored train, who combined the position of commissar. She distinguished herself in battles with the Germans during the summer of 1918. She died in battle in 1919. She wore a Caucasian uniform, presented to her as a reward.

Larisa Reisner is the writer, journalist, commissar of the Volga Military Flotilla of Bolsheviks. Apparently, she didn't wear a uniform – there are no such photos. According to the memoirs, of the "military" attributes she had only a black leather jacket and a revolver.

Makhno191825 Aug 2020 2:15 p.m. PST

Thanks Cuprum 2!

Larisa Reisner and Lyudmila Mokievskaya-Zubok both look like really interesting historical figures, I'll try to learn more!

Now, who has ideas for minis (preferably 1/72) who might represent these heroines and other women combatants in the RCW?

Makhno191830 Aug 2020 3:18 a.m. PST

None, Eh?

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