The constructed figures, vehicles and equipment
are representative of the uniforms from a fictitious country
called Vostok. Vostok was conceived after
the fall of Czarist Russia, and was birthed in the chaos that
followed. Like North Ingermanland, & the Transcaucasian Federation, Vostoks'
lifespan was short-lived, as were many other fledgling republics,
lasting only four short years, before it succumbed to the
inexorable red tide of the Bolsheviks & the Red Army.
Tho' the country of Vostok is
fictitious, the illustrations are not. They are based on actual
uniforms of the period, as seen in photographs and cabinet cards.
The insignia and ranks have been altered to fit into the Vostok
The uniforms are a mix of
Czarist and post Czarist Russia, along
with a smattering of regional costumes. The military equipment is
a mix of French, German, Russian, English and Latvian, as befitting a
fledgling nation. A more modern example would be the state
of Israel as it was seeking its own autonomy. They used and
adapted what ever surplus was at hand, and whatever they could
capture, starting their military from scratch.
The support given
the White armies, by the Western powers, after Russias' withdrawal from the
Great War, was minimal at best, tho' some support in material and
men was given.