The 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 was a Russian light field gun used in my fictional Anglo-Russian War, the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, Russian Civil War, and a number of interwar armed conflicts with participants from the former Russian Empire. Modernized versions of this gun were employed at the early stage of World War II. It's direct predecessor, the M1900 had been developed in 1900 by engineers of the Putilov Plants. Since 1898 the Imperial Russian Army was looking for a new field-gun and Krupp, Shamona and Schneider sent in their designs. The decision was made in favor for the M1900 and it became the first Russian gun with a recoil system and at the same time the first Russian 76.2-millimetre field gun.
My gun comes from Tsuba Miniatures, which is available in the States from Age of Glory Miniatures and in the UK at Empress Miniatures. The gun itself is excellent though it was a challenge to me to figure out where all the parts went. I think it comes with some parts for a
variant gun shield and supports for limbering as I was left with a smaller gun shield and what appears to be supports for the gun when limbered. By using photos of actual guns, I was able to figure out how I wanted mine to look like. It can be easily converted to the M1900 by removing the gun shield.
I love the figures; they ooze with character and realistic poses. The pack comes with five (5) miniatures: One officer and 4 crewman. The Men Who Would be Kings uses 4 crew per gun; but what the heck, I'm going to have all five out there.
Needless to say, this is my artillery officer. He wears the Russian officers' summer field dress; a high collared, double breasted tunic with stiff cloth shoulder boards (pogoni) to display rank. On field service officers often adopted the same gimnasterka shirt tunic as their men (but of higher quality) and like the men, were usually died khaki. But not this guy! Like other Russian officers, he has decided to leave it white because he is not afraid of rifled, bolt action, magazine fed modern infantry arms!
I don't know what the position was called in the Imperial Russian Army but here is my loader.