Bits and pieces relating to Poland of the period.
A trip to the site of the famous battlefield, with lots of pictures.
Other photos of the landscape in the area the 1920 Russo-Polish War was fought.
Photos and notes of buildings in the area the 1920 Russo-Polish War was fought.
Just some thoughts about what I saw and how I might recreate it on a table.
Between 6 and 22 August 2006 we – Alison, the kids and me – visited Prague, eastern Poland and Berlin. This is the full version, but with all the wargaming and military history bits mostly left out.
The Polish National Army Museum is a must-visit site for any fan of military history. I could have spent a whole day there, but sadly my family is not as obsessed about the Russian Civil War as I am.
These are photos I took, with notes, of Pygmy Wars relevant stuff. These are all picture heavy and quite large pages.
Photos I took, with notes, of stuff in the Krakow National Museum. Not a patch on the Warsaw Army Museum for military stuff, but nice in other regards.
The Polish Army of the 1919-1920 period had an official uniform, but it was not much worn. Instead troops tended to wear uniforms derived from WWI uniforms – German, Austrian, Russian, French, English. This makes finding out information about them very hard. My suggestion is find a particular unit and paint that up, because you can't hope to have any generic Poles.
Osprey have Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-1920. Sadly large amounts of it are devoted to the Red Army, and bits are even lost to discussion on their Ukrainian allies without being enough to be actually useful.
There are photos and useful information in their Campaign series Warsaw 1920 as well, though no colour plates.
AST's book on the Intervention Forces has a couple of plates of Poles.