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Early morning writer10 Aug 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

So, in the new Blue Moon range there are several packs of sailors. For those with an interest in the period, which of the available packs of sailors would be most useful for the following nationalities' sailors?

Germany
United States
Russia
Great Britain

Within the range the Germans have See Battalion, US have Marines, Russians have Infantry, and British have Marines but none of those four nations have sailors listed. I'm figuring some of the available sailors should be workable for those nations. Just looking for the opinions of others.

Thanks for your constructive input.

Oh, here's a link to the various European forces, most with photos up now.

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Maybe add in Japanese sailors????

Cloudy11 Aug 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

The US sailors were likely wearing "dixie cups" but with the brim rolled lower than the present. I have seen a photo of US sailors wearing same at a train station in China mixing with foreign troops during the Boxer Rebellion. I have some 15mm (not 18mm) US sailors from the Span-Am War which I picked up for just this purpose. I don't remember who made them but I think that it was someone in the UK. IMHO, they are too small to mix with 18's.

So in answer to your question regards US sailors and Blue Moon, I'd say none will work.

Early morning writer11 Aug 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

Which leads me to ask if the WWII sailors from Eureka might fit the bill since they are in the Cracker Jack uniform – including a version of the dixie cup? For the US.

Cloudy11 Aug 2017 11:30 p.m. PST

If there is nothing else, i would use them. However, the hat is in the later fashion, the rifle is the 1903 Springfield ( as if one could tell in 15mm) and they are 15mm rather than 18mm. You would have to see how they stack up sizewise to your minis.

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