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Bismarck05 May 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

Tried to post earlier and the bug got me. Looking at the OG25s to use as above. The US infantry advancing, PIM-06 does not have a photo. Are these figures wearing leggings and shirts, not tunics? I am planning out on using them in addition to Brigade Games Marines. Will be using With Old Gimlet Eye rules.

Any help or advice will be welcome. and thanks ahead for any input.

Russ, if you read this, can you give another old Jarhead some help here?

Good gaming to all,

thanks,

Sam

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 3:48 p.m. PST

It was a long time ago, but I used them for just that purpose with those rules. They seemed to match up just fine.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

By the way, they also matched up well with the Cannon Fodder marines, but I don't think those are available anymore.

daveshoe05 May 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

Hey Sam,

What figures are you using for the opposition?

I've had an interest in this subject (The Brigade Games figures got me thinking about the project), but figures for Haitians and others seems really limited.

Thanks,
Dave

Bismarck05 May 2017 5:31 p.m. PST

Dave,

A good friend and local gamer has done several dynamite games from that period. He used Tiger Miniatures Spanish American War figures. He did a Haitian unit with some figures, I think West Wind that were from the Haitian Independence, but painted up nicely. I will be using both Spanish and Cuban rebel figures from OG. Dress was pretty much the same in most of those areas. So varying the paint schemes to be irregular and more civilian will work in all cases. Picking up some Moros as well, since the Corps was also in the Phillipines a few years after the Insurrection. Brigade has Sandinistas with SMGs and if I remember Haitians with Machetes. Since retirement have done a ton of reading on Marine Corps history both during interwar as well as World War II. Has made me even more respectful and in awe of those Old Corps legends who long preceded my own generation.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

I used Old Glory CBP-01 Boxer Rebellion USMC for the same period. I had bought the figures on sale and painted them up after gaming a Sandinista action at Colonial Barracks several years ago.

I had to cut down the canteens (they were the old round type), but other than that worked well. I also did some weapon swaps for BAR's and Thompson SMG's.

BTW – Brigade Games has several different packs of Haitians.

MGen Franklin17 May 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Monday Knight Productions has a "Banana Wars" line which includes Haitians, Moros and US troops.
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Frank

SGT Yuengling Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 May 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

have you tried the interwar pulp Marines from BG.

I have some in old style WW1 helmets.

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