Tuesday, May 09, 2006
One half of the Cossack wagan Tabor that I built from scratch, the wheels are from Elite Miniatures but the rest is pastic card and thin wood. I looked everywhere for pictures of a Cossack Tabor but came up blank and based the wagons on the Polish and Ottoman model. Just after I finished painting the 8th wagon I got hold of pictures from the internet of how they should look and the Polish film 'With Fire and Sword' showed them in all their glory. So the Cossack wagons should be light and in all probability without the shield, so when I build them these wagons will be used for the Polish and Ottoman Tabors. The second battle of Chocim 1673 between the Poles and the Ottomans saw a large Turkish force vainly attempt to defend their Tabor from a Polish attack led by the future king Sobieski, see this link for the battle http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/chocim_1673.htm This website is also a great source of interesting infromation of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth at war.