the russian war against the Chiwa under General General Wassili Perowski (1833-1854) is a part of history which seldom appears in History-books of other nations.
Under General Pirowski, a new phase began in the expansion of the Russian sphere of influence in the direction of the Ural region, the Aral Sea and Kyrgyzstan. This included the systematic resettlement of Cossacks on the Ural and Kama River (Cossack Line), the establishment of Fort Aralsk and many fortified military posts in this region. This long war did not end until 1854, when the Russians conquered the fortress of Akmetket and the associated subjugation of the Chiva, Kyrgyz and Turkmen.
Like many other European countries, Russia also went through a phase of colonial wars in which foreign countries and peoples were conquered.
And unfortunately we are experiencing things like this again at the moment... :angry:
But under a pure historical view, it is an "unopended bottle"..
WW2 South East Asia. Slim's 17th (forgotten) army and Australians in 1/72 rather than 1/76. Key figures would be mule and handler and someone using the external phone to go with my Australian matilda tank. Cut down 25pdr would be interesting.