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Heisler18 Sep 2014 6:19 p.m. PST

With the incentive of a game I have been working hard on my US Marines. Most of the miniatures are from Brigade Games and the rest of them are from Great War Miniatures. The US Army Uniform and the US Marine P1912/1917 uniforms are close enough that you can't tell the difference on the table top except for color. The Marines in their "Forest Green" stand out in stark contrast from the Army. Marine "Forest Green" closely resembles German Feldgrau and I have a new recipe that comes a lot closer than my old one.

Here is a look at a platoon in full Marine uniform:

Here is a link to my blog for the how I painted these up:


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2014 7:45 p.m. PST

Those are very nicely done figures. But the Marines were fairly quickly converted to standard US Army uniforms. Of course as wargamers we create our own reality and Marines just wouldn't be Marines if they were in Army uniforms, would they? Send in the Marines!


Heisler18 Sep 2014 7:53 p.m. PST

Marines continued to send their replacements over in the P1912/1917 uniform for the entire war. There were basically always Marines in either the full uniform or parts of it. The plan is to try and re-create the ragtag look.

While the first two "platoons" were painted in full Forest Green, the third one was painted half and half; Marine Jackets, Army pants.

The next platoon will get Army jackets and Marine pants and then finally a fifth platoon all in Army colors.

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