French Colonial army was to be found south of the Sahara expanding into
the French Soudan from Senegal. Old Glory, again, make French Marines for
their Boxer Rebellion line in a great variety of poses. The two figures
below are converted to carry a Hotchkiss MG from the French Foreign Legion
range. (see conversion link)
assist in Riverine actions on the Niger and coastal attacks. These are
from Foundry's FP war range. In our ficticious alternate history world
of the Red Shadow, the Trans Saharan Railroad is being built, and is guarded
by the Navy and Marines (see the trains link)
Also included in the set, but not displayed here is French
Officers in Tunic and Sun helmet, two different foot poses, and one mounted.
These come with separate rifles, pistol or sword which can be mounted in
sailors manning the ship guns are from OG Boxer range and the guns are
available form The London War
I am not familiar with any current manufacturer of ships
guns and welcome suggestions.
Go to the Boats page to see some of these figures in
The sailors are mounted on flat gray bases without flocking
to match the ships decks.
here are a Hotchkiss revolving cannon (above right), a 30lb rapid fire
deck gun to the left
a Nordfelt gun (an early machine gun).This is a 3 barreled version.
now we have been using the similarly (but not quite raggedly looking enough)
uniformed Zouaves from the previously mentioned Foundry range. (see the
uniforms page for uniform similarities). However, Reviresco have just released
their Senegalese Tirailleurs, and as you can see, they are beutiful figures.
this first photograph, I have placed an Old Glory Officer in with them
for uses as a guide to size compatibility. If you right click the image
and select "view image" you will see the image full size. I received
an early sample of 10 different figures. By now (July 2001) there should
be a full listing on John's website at Reviresco
range is slightly larger than earlier Reviresco 28mm (1/64th) scale figures.
They are fully compatible in size with Cannon Fodder, Castaway Arts, Foundry,
Old Glory, Dixon, RLBPS etc., but would be a little on the large size if
mixed with the smaller 25mm scale such as Ral Partha.
majority of the images displayed in the "cast" section were taken on a
Coolpix 900 Digital Camera.
of the then were scanned on a flatbed scanner by laying the figure directly
on the glass.
order to make the page load times reasonable, some images have been reduced
for this page, the full size image can be accessed by selecting the image.
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