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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 10:26 p.m. PST

In early April, Oshiro released Japanese naval troops in 28mm for the Boxers revolt. Otherwise, Oshiro also sells very nice sceneries and accessories for Japan in general.



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mrinku Inactive Member20 Apr 2017 11:03 p.m. PST

Worth noting that these would be correct from 1886 through to 1904, and painted in khaki would still be essentially correct for the Russo-Japanese War and up to 1911, when the cap changed to a flat-topped peaked one.

As well as that, the blue uniforms were still worn by second line troops during the Russo-Japanese War.

21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

I'm no authority but the Japanese movie "Battle for the Sea of Japan" shows the infantry assaulting Port Arthur in blue. I would have thought they knew what was worn.
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RudyNelson21 Apr 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

Mrinku is right, these forces can be used for several wars from the First Sino-Japanese to the Russo- Japanese war.

Henry Martini Inactive Member21 Apr 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

Naval troops?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

Blue Uniform…




mrinku Inactive Member22 Apr 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

@21eRgt: The blue uniform was definitely worn at times in the Russo-Japanese war. It remained the cold weather issue, although the lightweight khaki one was often worn on top of it for camoflage. I can't speak for the film you mention I just watched the clip and it seems pretty accurate as far as blue uniform detail is concerned, but you'd have to check with other sources to find out if the director was using poetic license for that particular assault or not.

Artistically, I could see going from the pristine dress uniforms at the start to increasing amounts of dirt, mud and blood as the fight goes on being a solid choice.

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