Polish Army Black Brigade Recce Squadron on Sokol 1000 motorcycles

Scale: 28mm (1:56)

Period: Early War

Material: Resin and White metal

This set contains two resin Sokol 1000 motorcycles with five metal miniatures - two drivers, one passenger and two sidecar passengers - one armed with wz. 29 Browning and one armed with rifle with two 60mm x 35mm motorcycle bases.

All our miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted.

Paints and glue not included.

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21,99 €


10th Cavalry Brigade, as the first fully motorised infantry unit, showed a huge need for fast, mobile recon. Such a solution was provided by motorcycle squadrons.

Those bikes proved to by vital in the formation, allowing fast movement and effective reconnaissance. During combat most of the bikers fought like traditional infantry units, but the flexibility and tactical possibilities were often put to good use by skilled officers and commanders. Wearing black leather jackets motorcyclers fit in perfectly to the unit, emphasizing the nickname “Black Brigade”.

The Black Brigade fought as a part of Kraków Army (Cracow Army) right since 1st of September. The so called “Border war” lasted for 5 days – during that period Maczek's soldiers launched succesful counterattacks in the region near Tatra mountains. They destroved numerous German vehicles with little casulties, preventing enemy from encricling the defenders.