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"A Scene from the Empire Quacks Back" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

"American colonists were barely 12 years removed from the French and Indian wars (1754-1763), but close enough to a new conflict to begin thinking about the necessity for building a store of weapons. Those who served in militias in that earlier war had furnished their own weapons. The guns would have been muskets, fowling pieces or no weapon at all. They brought and carried their own provisions. Although the musket would be carried over to the new war, some weapons had seen its zenith in the old conflict. The matchlock musket was obsolete by 1775, but still retained by some families as a useful, but cumbersome to fire, weapon…."
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surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 11:09 a.m. PST


See a few more pictures of this vintage figure here:

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

This is an interesting juxtaposition of posts by Le Cafard (AKA "The Bug!").


Battle Phlox05 Jan 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

Well, it is the empire and the rebellion.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

Da Bug Boss, Da Bug!

dragon605 Jan 2018 3:02 p.m. PST

What are the rebel figures firing at Darth Wader?

I'd have gone with Duck Vader

Dave Gamer05 Jan 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

That's Duck Wader from Archive Miniatures circa 1981. The figures firing are Lizardman Troopers – also from Archive. They also made rabbit stormtroopers…

dragon605 Jan 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

I remember them and Archive. I still have a few of the line

Tgunner06 Jan 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

The bug does have quite the sense of humor.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Indeed!!!… (smile)


Gone Fishing07 Jan 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

The Bug does have a sense of whimsy.

Love those old Archive figures. Wish they were still available!!!

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Jan 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

General Howe: "I need the Death Star!"
General Burgoyne: "Ah no, come on! You said I could wear it today I even had my uniform pressed specially! Tell you what, you can have the sash that goes with it."

Marc at work09 Jan 2018 1:44 p.m. PST

I have those lizard troopers – never knew they could look that good. I even have some duck troopers… those were the days

Major Bloodnok09 Jan 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

Where's Princess Layaegg? The posts are more interesting than the original article.

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