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Broglie01 Aug 2015 9:54 a.m. PST


I have just added some photographs to the Wargamorium Blog of some French infantry during the invasion of Algeria in 1830.

The figures are either Campaign Game Miniatures or Eureka Napoleonic.

Unfortunately I cannot add a photograph as it has no URL.

The link is here – just scroll down a little.


vtsaogames01 Aug 2015 11:12 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Broglie01 Aug 2015 12:32 p.m. PST

Thank you vtsaogames for those encouraging words.

Captain dEwell01 Aug 2015 2:00 p.m. PST

Very interesting and very well done. I like those coloured uniforms.

Good to see some alternative period postings on TMP. Thanks for sharing your work.

Broglie01 Aug 2015 2:19 p.m. PST

Thanks Captain DEwell,

I am glad you liked it.

It is always encouraging when people post positive comments.


Buckeye AKA Darryl01 Aug 2015 2:28 p.m. PST

Indeed, that is different, and I like different! Nice work, and I look forward to seeing more posts on the subject.

And a nice blog overall!

Cheriton01 Aug 2015 2:31 p.m. PST

Good to see some alternative period postings on TMP.

I have been daydreaming, for quite some time, about a project with the FFL in Algeria during this period. I was thinking about using figures from the Perrys' Carlist Wars line.

Thanks, Broglie, for rekindling the idea, good job.


Broglie01 Aug 2015 3:21 p.m. PST

Thank you Buckeye and Cheriton for those kind words.

I have only got 81 figures painted so far so there is a long way to go.


Oh Bugger01 Aug 2015 3:42 p.m. PST

Very interesting do keep us posted as you go.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2015 4:20 p.m. PST

Really nice looking troops! So, would this be considered colonial? I don't know much about this campaign. Will they be fighting mostly tribals, or will it be more regular Ottoman type troops?

gavandjosh0202 Aug 2015 2:27 a.m. PST

Really interesting. Keep posting updates.

Broglie02 Aug 2015 3:56 a.m. PST

Thank you all.

Paul Collins – The inhabitants of Algiers were a mixture of peoples. The nearest to regular troops were the Turks but the Kabylies were fierce mountain tribes and of course the Arabs were great fighters as well. The campaign went on until 1847 when there were over 100,000 French deployed.

Plenty of scope there.


cazador02 Aug 2015 4:40 a.m. PST

Great stuff broglie. Looking forward to seeing them on the table.

Broglie02 Aug 2015 8:18 a.m. PST

Hi Cazador

Do you mean the sand table?


Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2015 8:36 a.m. PST



Broglie02 Aug 2015 1:54 p.m. PST

Many thanks Nashville.

I think I know now how you did that. I will remember the next time.


cazador13 Aug 2015 8:38 a.m. PST

Hi Broglie,

not sure your table would support the sand….!

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2015 11:03 p.m. PST

That's awesome, Broglie, thanks very much for posting! Like Cheriton, for a number of years now I've wanted to venture into this almost never seen on the tabletop period, using Perry Carlist Wars French. Looks like your table can support sand -- at least enough for the initial invasion beachhead! Like others have already said above, I hope you will continue making posts to show your progress on your very cool project.

Broglie22 Aug 2015 9:55 a.m. PST

Many thanks to all for the ongoing comments which are very encouraging. Apologies for the late response but was away in a spot where the internet was out of action.


Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2015 10:59 a.m. PST

What manufacturer's figures are you going to use when creating the Ottoman-Algerian and Berber troops that opposed them?

Blue Moon (Old Glory 25s) offers 10 packs of "Arabs" in their FFL range. These would probably match well, given the large 18mm size of the Eureka 15mm's. link

Broglie23 Aug 2015 7:20 a.m. PST

The only range I am considering so far is 15mm Old Glory Arabs. However Arabs were only a part of the Algerian population so I will have to think of Turks and Kabylies as well.


marco56 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2023 11:09 a.m. PST

Askari Minis are now starting to sell STL files for FFL in Algeria in 1830's-40's.

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