Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:01 AM
This is my first post at the forum, and I hope you all like what I'm about to show. I'm a big history buff, I love all of it, but my favorite time period to study is definitely the 19th century. And my favorite thing to study about the 19th century is of course, the military history.
Since I am 45% Polish, I do have a natural draw to the nation's history. This is my lego version of the Polish Vistula Legion, one of Napoleon's many sects of foreign soldiers. I threw a Tatar nobleman/ambassador/whatever you want to call it in there, I just thought it would fit.
The figures shown are:
Infantry- "Wojsko kwarciane", permanent soldiers, in contrast to the other kind used by Poland, supplemental soldiers.
Cavalry- "Ulan", Polish for lancer. Polish lancers were famous, and were used in combat for centuries, from the Winged Hussars in the 16th century, up until even WW2.
Artillery- The figures that are manning the artillery are just standard artilleryman. Please note that the cannon design is not mine, I found it on brickshelf and thought it would fit.
Tatar- Tatars were a prominent part of Polish-Lithuanian military, and were also used by Napoleon alongside his Polish auxiliaries.
Sorry the lighting is dark on some of the pictures
Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:41 AM
Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:34 AM
Davy Jones said:
Go NM! And Santa Fe! And Trains as a whole!!!
Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:42 PM
Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:50 PM
Yet another thing - I'm pretty sure the term "Wojsko kwarciane" (quarter army) was used for army created by Sigismund II Augustus and used in 16 - 17th century to protect Polish Ukraine from Turks and Tatars. And it consisted mostly of cavalry.
Posted 02 June 2008 - 05:20 PM
Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:33 PM
Edited by Duke, 02 June 2008 - 10:33 PM.
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