Stalingrad’s famous Barmaley fountain in 15mm

The Spanish wargaming company escenografia epsilon make Stalingrad’s famous Barmaley fountain in 15mm. I purchased a pre-painted version and it has featured in some of my Crossfire games set on the Eastern Front.

Some photographs of the Battle of Stalingrad from August 1942 feature a fountain with a circle of six children dancing around a crocodile. Emmanuil Evzerikhin, the photographer, used the fountain to contrast the carnage of the battle with the image of children at play. Officially called the “Children’s Khorovod” (Round Dance) fountain it was informally known as the Barmaley fountain.

1942-08-23 Barmaley fountain - Childrens Dance fountain - photographed by Emmanuil Evzerikhin

1942-08-23 Barmaley fountain – Childrens Dance fountain – photographed by Emmanuil Evzerikhin


Where to buy

If you want to buy it look for the “Stalingrad fountain” in the escenografia epsilon catalogue. You can buy it either unpainted resin or painted. I purchased the painted version.

15mm Barmaley Fountain – Close Up

15mm Barmaley Fountain – Close Up


On table in Stalingrad

The features in my Stalingrad inspired Crossfire game Crossfiregrad – A Battle Report of the Crossfire Scenario by Doctor Phalanx.

Crossfiregrad 04 - Gigantic Field of Ruins

Crossfiregrad 04 – Gigantic Field of Ruins

Crossfiregrad 22 - 1st No Fire as Germans rush for Barmaley Fountain

Crossfiregrad 22 – 1st No Fire as Germans rush for Barmaley Fountain


On table in Tarnopol

I used used it in my Tarnopol game SU-152s Up Close and Personal – A Crossfire Battle Report 4. Of course the actual fountain wasn’t in Tarnopol, I just needed something to put in the middle of the square.

SU152_055 4 x 3 urban grid

SU152_055 4 x 3 urban grid

SU152_071 SU-152 opens up on the barricade

SU152_071 SU-152 opens up on the barricade

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