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Louie N11 Dec 2011 1:34 p.m. PST


I am looking for some reference material to paint 15mm FFL miniatures. The time period is 1980-1990. The theather is Eurppeon or South American.

Are there any pictures avaliable online or a good osprey book.


Gaz004511 Dec 2011 2:03 p.m. PST

'French Foreign Legion in Action' Europa Militaria #11
Windrow and Greene Pub.

Lots of photos of them all over the world….most common uniform is the flat olive (usually faded)-see image below


One of the few colour images on the net showing this 'working dress' colour now that they have adopted camo's…..

Personal logo Jemima Fawr Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2011 3:33 p.m. PST

I don't know when the camo uniform was introduced, but FFL airborne troops were still dressed in plain olive green uniforms in the Gulf War.

Fanch du Leon11 Dec 2011 4:00 p.m. PST

The FFL was, and still is, dressed like any other French infantry unit, eept for the white kepi and dark green beret. The camouflaged uniform wasn't introduced before 1993. Try a google search with words like forpronu to see the plain green uniform.

SgtPerry12 Dec 2011 6:01 a.m. PST

French camouflage stuff was removed in 1962 by General de Gaulle after Algiers' putsch. The dark green uniform was the standard one up to the early 90's.

Some desert camo stuff were introduced during Gulf War I (but worn mainly by non fighting units in the rear).


SirFjodin03 Dec 2012 5:40 p.m. PST

AnY photos?

Personal logo Jemima Fawr Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2012 10:57 p.m. PST

Just put a load of photos on the other thread.

SirFjodin04 Dec 2012 1:52 a.m. PST


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