The Cossacks are a group of martial people living in the southern steppe regions of Eastern Europe and Asia. The Cossacks themselves make up a Cossack host, which allows to distinguish individual Cossack groups by their location, history, traditions and even military roles.
Although several theories exist on the formation of Cossacks, towards the end of the 14th century two Cossack hosts emerged: one on the Don river and the other on the lower Dnieper river. Joined by numerous Ruthenian migrants who left the adjacent northern states of Moscow and Lithuania. By the start of the 16th century they swelled into large militant states. The Don Cossack Host, allied with the Tsardom of Russia, began a systematic conquest of conquering and colonizing lands to secure her borders on the Volga, the whole of Siberia, the Yaik and the Terek Rivers.
Pictured here is a German Cossack Cavalry NCO deployed to the Eastern Front during 1944 - "Taras Karabanyk". Sold Out!