A list of changes and
amendments to the site over time.
November 2010: Link to Dimitry Belanovsky added. November 2010: Four articles about the Battle of Warsaw 1920.
February 2009: Finished my first dash on the Cossack uniforms. Basically all those who fought with the AFSR.
February 2009: Some orders of battle for Orel.
November 2009: Revamp the physical look of the site, with new background colours. Tidy up some of the outdated information while I'm at it.
Start to put up the uniform section with Barend. This will take a while
to finish properly.
Some orders of battle for the Whites and Soviets facing each other in
the Crimea in 1920.
Even more orders of battle: ones for Iudenich's army and the
allied Estonians; one of the Don Army in late 1919 and some stuff on
the KOMUCH People's Army.
A page about how to add colour to a White army in the south without
resorting to the standard Kornilov, Markov, Drozdovskiy or Alekseev
regiments. I also amended the basic uniform page a bit, especially to
add some brief notes about elite Red units.
May 2008: I changed the two Baltic maps of Reigo into .gif
form, as the
.xls form was a bit clunky, and then linked them to the Northern Corps
orbat and in the maps section.
April 2008: It was about time for some more material and a
of the site. I had to deal with the accumulating bits that have nothing
to do with the Russian Civil War focus. Now they can be accessed
directly by visitors (previously they were basically invisible,
including to the search engine spiders. I hope to grow those bits.
The RCW section got 1) a section devoted to Bulak-Balakhovich and the
NDA; 2) a section on the fighting near Astrakhan, plus how I might
wargame it; 3) several orders of battle both related to the
and separate; and 4) some new scenarios donated by Richard Clarke.
The Mexican section got started. Currently just a list of battles, I
hope to add some bits soon.
The whole "Miscellaneous" section - contact details etc - got taken out
of the Russian Civil War portion. That means I can add things like
links to local wargames clubs that will actually be found by the search
15 September 2007: I added the Albov and Stenbock-Fermor
Put in a couple of links through to printable flag pages.
Added a couple of new rule sets.
19 June 2007: I added the Kupyansk and Slovechno scenarios.
Boosted storage, since I have passed the previous 50MB limit and
added www.pygmywars.com as an address, but left
else where it was so that all the search engine links would still stay
20 April 2007: Have decided to put the site on hold for a
too busy to do much gaming even, let alone research. I hope to write
something about the Basmachis sometime though.
Oh, but I did add this really annoying thing that goes around the
cursor (in most browsers, not all). Hope you like it!
7 November 2006: I added the Pustomerzha game scenario and
details on Nik Cornish's recent book on the WWI Russian army.
1 November 2006: I corrected a few more typo errors in my
4 September 2006: A section of stuff from my August trip
to Poland added.
29 May–31 May 2006: A complete rejig of the
site. Not much stuff
taken out, but many pages rewritten or changed from html to pdf or vice
versa. The 2nd half of the Moslard article added, along with Study of
the Red Cavalry and Farman's account of Polish Cavalry. A section on
information for uniforms added and one on potentially confusing terms.
25 May 2006: Details added about Tom Hillman's books.
1 May 2006: Added the Rauna scenario and updated the
"books" and "rules" pages.
21 April 2006: "The Lost Legion" added, with profuse
thanks to Steve Turn for supplying the photocopy.
28 February 2006: Pygmy Wars army lists added.
27 February 2006: An orbats page added, mostly
linking old stuff, but addding a Polish War 1920 orbat as well.
February 2006: extra cards for the Red Actions!
rules added, with
explanations. If you game the RCW and haven't tried Red Actions! them,
you should. The rest of the Captain's stuff is worth a look too
February 2006: a few books added to the reading
list. The Triumph of the Will ruleset added to the Rules page.
9 January 2006: A couple of extra books added to the main
page and amendments made to my introduction to Przybylski's work, after
some comments kindly provided by Henryk Szot.
2 January 2006: A section on the Polish campaigns against
Russia and the West Ukraine in 1919.
December 2005: Expanded the "figures used" section to take
the new PP Freikorps figures and the fact that I have finished a few
more units since the time I first wrote it.
December 2005: Noted the free software I used, and a
thanks to my wife for finding it, in the site introduction.
September 2005: Added Bujac's account of the Hungarian
Soviet War vs Romania. Added the Borkowo scenarios.
August 2005: Was able to scan the Kennedy article, thanks
Cornish. The Orel campaign map was added, thanks to Martin James. More
bits were added to the Latvia 1919 pages, thanks to Reigo Rosenthal.
June 2005: Michael Lofthouse supplied a couple of links,
especially an excellent article on the Basmachis at
(Leavenworth Paper 20, Chapter 3) and a nice site for buying maps of
June 2005: I got the Freikorps in Latvia stuff up and
to Eduardo, Valdis, Daniel and especially Reigo. I got the Czesniki
article and scenario out.
May 2005: Finally off the ground and running, thanks
largely to Alison (my wife) coming through with the requisite software.