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Moscow Noble Cavalry. 16 cent.(Pskov) 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72128

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Battle of Orsha - a battle on September 8, 1514 during the Russian-Lithuanian war of 1512-1522, in which the Russian army, led by governors Ivan Chelyadnin and Mikhail Bulgakov-Golitsa, opposed the combined troops of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland under the command of the great hetman of Lithuania Constantine Ostrozhsky and Polish court hetman Janusz Swierchovsky.
The battle ended with a tactical victory for the Polish-Lithuanian army and the retreat of the Russian army, but the strategic significance of the battle turned out to be modest. The goal of the Polish-Lithuanian campaign - the return of the newly lost Smolensk - was not achieved, and success was limited only to the occupation of several small border fortresses. Nevertheless, the battle was widely promoted by King Sigismund I to strengthen his authority in Europe, which had been shaken after the loss of Smolensk.
In the autumn of 1512, the troops of the Russian state began the war, speaking near Smolensk, the siege of which (December 1512 - February 1513) did not produce results. The siege of Smolensk in the summer of 1513 was just as fruitless. For the third siege, Vasily III gathered a large army, which, in addition to heavy siege artillery, included a new branch of service for the army of the Russian state - pishchalniki. The general management of the campaign was carried out by Daniil Shchenya, the Smolensk operation was led by Mikhail Glinsky. After a month-long siege and a long artillery shelling of 144 (according to other sources, 300) guns, the city ceased resistance. The troops of the Russian state began to advance deep into the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. At that time, a detachment of governor Shadrin, consisting of several hundred noble cavalry, was operating in the Orsha direction at that time. After the capitulation of the Smolensk garrison, detachments of Prince Mikhail Glinsky in 1000 people and a detachment of Prince Mikhail Bulgakov-Golitsa from Novgorod and Pskov boyar children were sent to this area. These flying detachments ("pens") were engaged in the destruction of enemy territory and the collection of intelligence information. Meanwhile, Glinsky betrayed Vasily III and informed Sigismund I about the composition of the Russian troops and the route of their advance. Herberstein calls the reason for the betrayal that Glinsky was dissatisfied with the fact that Vasily III promised him Smolensk as a fiefdom, but did not fulfill his promise; according to other sources, Vasily promised him not Smolensk, but a principality in Lithuania. Soon, detachments of the Russian army took Dubrovno and advanced to the Orsha region, and then to Drutsk, which was also taken.