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Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby nevermore » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

The first Chechen war between 1994 and 1996 led to a humiliating defeat for the Russian army
and then-Pres. Boris Yeltsin. Many soldiers — underpaid and badly treated by their superiors— 
saw the restive mountain republic as not worth dying for.

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The Russian experience in Afghanistan was still fresh. But military leaders forgot or deliberately
ignored the war’s counter-insurgency lessons.Chechens who fought against the Russian army
were sometimes former Soviet soldiers, including Dzhokhar Dudayev— the young republic’s first
post-Soviet leader.Others were police officers and civilians with no prior combat training.
They carried small arms, light weapons and had few heavy artillery. They had no air force.

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Both sides resorted to brutality, torture and arbitrary executions. Chechen terrorists targeted
civilians in Russia, and Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin extended a hand to pliable Chechen leaders.
The Kremlin’s focus on enlisting collaborators proved decisive, and defections from the Chechen
side rose exponentially. Two clans that had fought the Russians in 1994— the Yamadayevs and
Kadyrovs— struck a bargain with Moscow in 1999.

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Russian troops overran Grozny. After 2000, the war evolved into an insurgency.

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Lots more photos on the website in the gallery at http://www.victorian-steel.com
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby Hastati » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:07 am

Impressive looking game of a particularly nasty conflict.
When I die I want the Arsenal players to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one last time.
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby nevermore » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:34 am

Thanks Hastati
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby Levied Troop » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:56 am

Impressive as always.
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby nevermore » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:22 am

Thanks John
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby Yarkshire Gamer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:31 pm

That's a cracking looking game, nice work.
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby badtastebear » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:48 am

Having read One Soldier's War by Arkady Babchenko you can really understand the lack of motivation on the Russian side for the first war. The fact that veteran conscripts of the first war volunteered to go back for the second conflict says a lot about the state of Russia at the time.
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby Patrice » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:20 pm

Superb pictures of miniatures and terrain, thanks.
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Re: Chechyna war 28mm massive battle

Postby nevermore » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:16 pm

Thamks again, and yes badtastebear it says a lot about the state of Russia, who the hell would go back ... must of been bad in Russia
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