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Tango0104 Sep 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

Like them a lot!




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Porthos05 Sep 2017 1:42 a.m. PST

Thank you, Armand ! This is the reason for me to still visit TMP dayly. I have immediately downloaded the pictures to help me with the painting.

Bill N05 Sep 2017 4:21 a.m. PST

Nice looking but I suspect they are from the FIW.

rmaker05 Sep 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Nice looking but I suspect they are from the FIW.

Agree, which makes them imaginary, since the Quaker-run legislature wouldn't vote money for Provincial troops and even attempted to stop the non-Quaker citizens from forming militia companies.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Yes, according to the blog link, they are labeled as FIW.


Tango0105 Sep 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Happy you like them boys!. (smile)


Virginia Tory06 Sep 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

According to Wiki, there were 3 battalions raised, despite the Quakers' discomfort.


historygamer08 Sep 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

They are F&I period I think likely 1758 during the Forbes Campaign time period.

I am guessing the foot officer has a pistol for skirmish gaming, though pistols were not commonly carried while on foot. Also, like many figures done on the period, the muskets seem to me to be way too short. The common firearm of the time for the Crown was the Long Land Pattern King's Arm later called the Brown Bess. This version had a 46 inch barrel and was a long musket indeed. Some were carried during the AWI period as well specifically by the Guards as well as other units. Point being few smaller muskets were carried by British and Provincial troops of the periods and those that were are usually associated with Light Infantry units of the 1759 period and beyond.

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