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To Paraphrase From "1776," Why Would I Go To Tver?"

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Rickety? I calls em funky. :lol:

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55 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Rickety? I calls em funky. :lol:

 

 

Flying Percherons.  Darned rugged workhorses.

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I can see it now...four old codgers sitting outside when the first one says,

“Hey, I think it’s starting to rain. We better get inside.”

Another says “What’ll we do inside?”

The third one says “I don’t know, what do we do outside?”

The fourth says “Drink?”

The first says “Good idea, but let’s do it inside.”

 

:D

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There's an Antonov at Planes of fame in Chino, CA.  Biggest dang biplane you ever saw.

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Just below the headline is the observation "It did not work."

 

No wonder!  "Holy Water Virga!"  It all evaporated before it reached the ground!  ^_^

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7 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

Just below the headline is the observation "It did not work."

 

No wonder!  "Holy Water Virga!"  It all evaporated before it reached the ground!  ^_^

It’s spelled V-I-A-G-R-A, not Virga.

What’s that?....

Oh,.....never mind....:P

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Now don't run down Tver.  One of my 15mm Napoleonic Russian Dragoon regiments is the "Tver Dragoons."  They have gallantly fought in many of my little battles.  But, before each battle, it is my understanding that they are blessed by an Orthodox priest.

 

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I skydived out of an AN-2 a few times, a unique Russian airplane I added to the list of planes I jumped from. It took forever to climb, 30 minutes to get to 3000 ft. just for a hop-n-pop.

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1 hour ago, Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663 said:

But, before each battle, it is my understanding that they are blessed by an Orthodox priest.

 

Before Borodino:
Image result for orthodox priest blessing troops 1812

 

Still a common practice. 
Image result for orthodox blessing weapons

(OK, these in the image below are Georgians, not Russians - don't be so picky)

Image result for orthodox priest blessing troops
But it looks like the Moscow Patriarchate is looking at stopping the practice of blessing anything above the personal weapon level. 

Image result for orthodox priest blessing weapons

 

Related image


 

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4 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

Before Borodino:
Image result for orthodox priest blessing troops 1812

 

Note in the painting above the blue flag on the right with an icon of Christ. 

My 15mm Moscovy Militia battalion (each figure represents 20 men) has a very similar flag with an icon of Christ.  For some reason, the Moscovy's always fight above their lowly militia rating.

MwH4A3.jpg

 

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25 minutes ago, Birdgun Quail, SASS #63663 said:
4 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

Image result for orthodox priest blessing troops 1812

 

Note in the painting above the blue flag on the right with an icon of Christ. 

 

To get picky here, the blue banner has one version of the Icon of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos.  The large icon being carried is the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan (where the events in the above painting takes place).

The icon on the banner of your troops:

 

My 15mm Moscovy Militia battalion has a very similar flag with an icon of Christ.  For some reason, the Moscovy's always fight above their lowly militia rating.

MwH4A3.jpg

 

appears to be the Icon Made Without Hands  (also known as The Holy Napkin and The Icon of Edessa).  


 

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Note in the painting the yellow flag with the red rays. 

http://warflag.com/napflags/flaghtml/ru1803_6.htm

I think I have that unit; the Tarnopol Musketeers.

k2AHhd.jpg

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