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Re: Re: Russian Army of Alexander Nevsky

That is super... my teutonic knights from Zvezda really needs some qualified opposition :0)

Other suggestions could be:

Husite infantry (MINIART will do the wagons, but one of your sets with 45 different poses could be really nice together with their wagons.)

Re: Russian Army of Alexander Nevsky

Times which to true history The German Order (Order of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Germans of Jerusalem ) did not fight against Alexander Nevsky. The Order is called not in vain, briefly before the battle of fir mountain (1410) of Polish chroniclers still "Unbesiegbar" (ever a battle not lost). Thus some suggests ate the "battle" at the Peipus lake (1242)rather a skirmish was. This invented serge iron stone propagandistically (1938). Lievland belonged to the Danish crown, and the bishops did everything around the expansion of the German Order unit to order. However bad problems own compatriots had the Danish king house in the country to bring (hardly a Dane wanted!). So the Danes had to accept ever more frequently military Hiefe of the German Order around the country to some extent under control to wars. Letzen of end took over the German Order the jurisdiction and christianisierte the country, the Danes became Vasallen of the German Order (the Danes sold the country 1346 to the German Order ). the only beneficiary of the border skirmish was the German Order, the losers bishop Hermann von Tartu and the Danish crown. Besides there is the border still, and waters to today the western church and the eastRoman also until today

Best one greeting Willers

Re: Re: Russian Army of Alexander Nevsky

It has been several years since I last same Sergei Eisenstein's movie, but I do not recall that the movie expressly said the Germanic oponents were the Order of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Germans of Jerusalem (Teutonic knights) or the Germanic predecessors then operating in what is now Latvia. To the extent the Danes were overlords at the time, it was a somehat loose arrangement leaving the Germans a great deal of freedom of operation. I believe both of the Germanic orders operating in the Baltic drew recruits from the same areas of Europe and, except for native auxiliaries, should have been similarly armed and equipped, so the same figures should work for both.

As for the Teutonic knights reputation for invincibility, I read in a book on the Baltic crusades a list of actions lost and leaders killed prior to 1410.


Dear Willers
You translated Serge Eisenstein into English but he is universally known as Eisenstein. Eisenstein naturally was working under the watchful eye of Stalin so no time for revisionist history or accuracy. The film was one of the historical drama films of Eisenstein and the revised propaganda spin was developed with the Barbarossa German invasion of Russia in 1941. The enemy could easily be seen as the Finns?/Poles? initially as Stalin did not want to upset Hitler too much in 38/39. Most commentators usually say that the film is about the German invasion of Russia or at least a premonition of it but it is more to do with how Stalin wanted to be portrayed as the defender of the Slavs. Great propaganda and great art in this film's case can mould to suit different circumstances and different aspects of their masters. Addtionally Prokofiev's score is worthy of any concert hall.
The Crusaders were outnumbered by Nevski and had a very large contingent of Tartar/Mongols. Yes you are right the film is not an accurate history but a great film.