In this month’s Inspiration Gallery, we take a peek into the mind and sketchbook of Jakub Rozalski.
We’re used to seeing advanced, before-it’s-time weaponry applied to the Second World War (Nazi UFOs, Nazi nukes, Nazi mecha, that sort of thing), but why is it always the Nazis who get all the alternate history glory? What if the inter-war period witnessed a leap forward in mechanical engineering, allowing the manufacture of awesome death-walkers? How would that affect Eastern Europe, namely Poland, the failing Russian Empire, the emerging Soviet superpower?
We’re seeing something similar in this gallery of images, but the details are unclear. Is the Russian Empire using these mecha to subjugate its people and prevent a popular uprising, or are they involved in a wider conflict against their similarly armed Polish neighbours? Or both?
Can you explain this alternate history scenario? Let us know your theory in the comments below.
Artwork by Jakub Rozalski.
You can see more of Jakub Rozalski’s artwork here, and also follow him on Facebook and Tumblr.