A brief discussion of the armies of the early war.
Below are some articles on various battles and campaigns, typical of the period.
The chapter from the book "Railway Troops of Russia" relating to the railway war period of early 1918.
In late 1918 a small group of officers in Yekaterinoslav set out to link up with other White armies in the south through hostile Ukranian territory.
A very one sided account of the early VA, but it does discuss their very low numbers, and the extreme shortages of ammunition they faced.
An early campaign in northern Siberia.
Throughout the early period the Whites were unable to hold any of the major cities. This is their attempt to take Vladikavkaz.
A small campaign with pre-Red Army Soviet forces fighting poorly organised Ural Cossacks.
In the early war the lack of artillery meant that any armoured cars were hugely powerful. The results could be quite peculiar.