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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 12:26 p.m. PST

Of possible interest.

mhhv.org.au/?p=1067#more-1067

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

Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Sep 2012 1:31 p.m. PST

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

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 1:51 p.m. PST

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

Women are on the roster as well.

Lentulus11 Sep 2012 3:26 p.m. PST

There certainly will be if I ever game the Indian Mutiny

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2012 5:04 p.m. PST

Not so far but I think I will!

Personal logo slugbalancer Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 5:45 a.m. PST

I know it's not Victiorian.

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

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jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 9:30 a.m. PST

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

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2012 10:19 a.m. PST

Glad you had enjoy the link boys!.

Amicalement
Armand

Chouan12 Sep 2012 10:51 a.m. PST

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

Chouan12 Sep 2012 10:53 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 Stars12 Sep 2012 9:21 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!

Edwulf13 Sep 2012 5:57 p.m. PST

There were a few on the Bellerophron.

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