The idea in this Campaign is to build any Polish AFV, Soft-skin, Ship, Aircraft, or figure (figure must be on a base) from the period 1918 to the present.
Poland has had a turbulent history since it become independant once again after WWI, and with that a rich history in all aspects relating to the Military since 1919 has been created.
The modern day "Wojsko" was established in 1918, from the three separate Russian, Austro-Hungarian, and Prussian armies and equipment left following World War I. The force expanded during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919–1922 to nearly 800,000 men, but then was reduced when peace was reestablished.
During the Second World War, on September 1, 1939 the force was nearly one million men strong, but was overwhelmed by a German attack in September 1939, which was followed on September 17, 1939 by a Soviet invasion.
Some Polish forces escaped from their occupied, divided country, and joined Allied forces fighting in other theatres, while those that remained in Poland splintered into guerilla units of the Home Army and partisan groups which fought in clandestine ways against the foreign occupiers of Poland.
After the war, the Soviet Union imposed their own structure on the armed forces and created the "People's Army of Poland" : Siły Zbrojne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (1945–1952) , Siły Zbrojne Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej (Armed Forces of People's Republic of Poland) (1952–1990) . This was ultimately discarded after the fall of communism.
Currently the armed forces is being re-organized according to NATO standards. As of 1 January, 2010, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland have transitioned to a completely contract-based army.
In this campaign you have the opportunity to build any military vehicle, soldier, aircraft, or Navy vessel during the period above.
Research is highly recommended into the different Polish vehicles and units, as well as the history described above. There are many good books and web sites on the subject.
The Rules and Regs
Rules and Regulations:
– Must build a model (or figure on a base) that is a Polish or used by Poles.
– You can build a model in any Scale or time period from 1918 to the present - including figures on a base.
– No What if's
– Diorama's are allowed
– Rebuilds of existing models to suit the intent of the Campaign are allowed
– Must post at least one picture of the finished Model in the Campaign Gallery
– Must post at least one progress picture in the Campaign Gallery or thread.
– The finished model must be used for this Campaign only
– Must have FUN
One ribbon will be awarded to each modeler that posts a picture of the finished model as well as a least one progress picture.
PLEASE NOTE: Progress pictures are highly encouraged (as stipulated by the Campaign Administrator), as are tips for fellow campaigners.