Welcome to my project on the Crimean War of 1854-56, as imagined by Strelets. Since 2004, Ukrainian manufacturer Strelets has been producing a comprehensive range of 1/72-scale plastic figures dedicated to the Crimean War of 1854-1856.

Characterised by Strelets trademark wonderfully inventive poses and eccentric detail, troops from all the major contributors to the conflict have been represented by their releases, from Russia’s Terek Cossacks to Piedmont-Sardinia’s Bersaglieri.

So, why not click on the links below to view some of the Strelets’ Crimean War figures that Suburban Militarism has painted so far? They are grouped together by nation. Some of these figures are amongst the first I ever painted, so quality varies a little.


Great Britain

The Ottoman Empire

  • Line Infantry (Winter) – coming soon
  • Line Infantry (Summer) – coming soon