Well, there are many other figures I should be finishing off on the workbench at present but instead I have just completed these three Mark Copplestone Back of Beyond Bolsheviks. Technically, the lady is a repaint as I first did her before I got my painting glasses and I realised that she was far too contrasty. I have toned her down a bit, therefore.
The other two Russians weren't completed so I finished them off too. The cause for all this Bolshevism is that I have been helping Guy revise the Russian revolution for his GCSE. He asked if I had any figures for this period and, of course I did. I have a reasonably complete Chinese warlord force for the Back of Beyond but they don't have any opponents. I have started another unit of Bolsheviks, therefore. Like all Copplestone figures they are easy to paint and not too complex as regards uniforms so I would like to get the unit finished this month.
I think this range was one of Mr Copplestone's best and I still have a fair few to paint. I did play one game of Back of Beyond with my Chinese against someone else's Russians at Guildford a few years back. You don't need a whole lot of figures for a good game so I will try and get another unit or two done as I know I have more soldiers in these peaked caps. The other unit I am working on has the distinctive pointed caps. The Russians switched to grey for their uniforms in 1922 but Back of Beyond has some non-historic aspects (or maybe it's alternative history) anyway, so I am keeping mine in khaki.