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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 11:26 a.m. PST

Of possible interest.

How many wargamers paint black men in his Naval Forces at teh Victoria Era?


Dr Mathias Fezian11 Sep 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

I have never done so, but I think I might now.

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns11 Sep 2012 12:51 p.m. PST

Check out the different nationalities that crewed HMS Victory at Trafalgar.

Women are on the roster as well.

Lentulus11 Sep 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

There certainly will be if I ever game the Indian Mutiny


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 4:04 p.m. PST

Not so far but I think I will!

Personal logo slugbalancer Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 4:45 a.m. PST

I know it's not Victiorian.

From the plinth of Nelson's Column. Check out the guy on the far left.


jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 8:30 a.m. PST

I have, for my imagi-nation, but this historical example is excellent.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 9:19 a.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy the link boys!.


Chouan Inactive Member12 Sep 2012 9:51 a.m. PST

For Nelson's death, most paintings include Black seamen.

Chouan Inactive Member12 Sep 2012 9:53 a.m. PST

Having read the link, it seems that it refers to the Navy of the State of Victoria, in Australia, rather than the "Victorian" Navy, in terms of era.

Lion in the Stars Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 8:21 p.m. PST

And here I thought that the 'black men' referred to the fact that the enginemen were always covered in coal dust and/or lube oil!

Edwulf Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2012 4:57 p.m. PST

There were a few on the Bellerophron.

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