Some recent Bloggers have been talking about the Russian Civil War lately and whilst sorting through my books recently I came across an Osprey that I picked up at a show a few years ago, on White and Allied Armoured Units. It has lots of useful information that I ported across to my AVBCW setting. Whilst re-reading it the other night and browsing e-bay, I managed to pick up two Osprey books on the 'Red' and 'White' armies.
This landed on my doorstep yesterday is another treasure trove for the wargamer. I had bought it just for background reading, but whilst flicking through, I realised that I had plenty of 19thC 'Russian' that I had bought with the intention of playing the 'Big Game' over India and Afghanistan. Rather than doing this I could use them for my AVBCW setting, which would be cool.
I like the idea of using more cavalry in my games, even though I hate painting horses and tack. BKCII didn't have stats for cavalry, other than as transport, but BKCIV does, which is just the excuse I need to field some Cossacks etc! It may not be a perfect fit for the AVBCW setting, but it works for me, or I can simply use them for some RCW games or 'what if?' conflicts in 1930's Europe. What's not to like?