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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

Ged of Gringos40 sent me some pictures from his new Tonkin range. Covers the French intervention in Vietnam/Indochina 1882-85

There are a few of a "special", a French legionnaire, having a fag and leaning on his Gras bolt action rifle. I love the mass of equipment he carries (rarely shown in models), not to mention a liberated trophy!

The other is, I am told, a "black flag" trumpeter blowing the oversized trumpet they favoured!



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axabrax23 Jan 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Awesome! Can't wait to see the Dahomey stuff too…

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

axabrax
many thanks for that………
Greens off to Griffin moulds manyana
includes a pile of "black flags as
well as legionnaire/marine infantry
equipment

regards
Ged
gringo40s.com

Cyrus the Great23 Jan 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

I am so looking forward to this range. I've been following the progress on LAF.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

Cyrus the Great

thanks for your support………
range well underway!

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

I keeping a lookout for these too.
Mark

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

thanks Mark!

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

I've been waiting for a range of Black Flags and French for many a year. I too have been watching this thread on LAF. The figs look awesome thus far.
Cheers,
JB

cp models25 Jan 2018 8:26 a.m. PST

Very nice they are too
Keep up the good work Ged
Mark
cpmodels.co.uk

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

thanks Mark
much appreciated

regards
Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

Ged,
Could you give us any kind of timeline of the first releases?
Mark

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 5:32 p.m. PST

Hope I can get one of those special Legionnaires.Reserve one for me Ged.
Mark

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 3:41 a.m. PST

Mark

I hope to release the first batch for Salute
in early April ,so not far off.

of couse I will save one of the Legionanaire specials
for you

thanks for your support

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 3:43 a.m. PST

chaps

looking at the naval side in depth

already commissioned some boats….

for both sides

cheers

Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

Sounds like a winner.
Mark

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

Sounds like a winning plan.
Mark

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

Ged has just sent me two more images to post, showing a very ambitious new departure for Gringos40. Two boats he has just commissioned for the Tonkin conflict.

I am told one is the "Revolver", a Jules Verne style gunboat, armed to the teeth with Hotchkiss, Gatlings, light machine guns and even a cannon of about 80mm. That looks like a seriously armoured prow as well.

The other is Torpedo Boat 44, armed with…well a torpedo I guess. What we nowadays understand of course as applying to a self propelled explosive projectile…not a "Damn the etc".

I guess these are the forerunners of the Brown Water Navy that sailed the Delta in the 60s?

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davejl26 Jan 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

Absolutely amazing. This British figure is so well sculpted and you almost feel sorry for him, carrying all that equipment. Where do you get there fantastic ideas from Ged?

Best Wishes davejl

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Davejl

much appreciated comments thanks
French foreign legion often had
their backpack carried by coolies
in Tonkin…when these deserted
or perished carried their own up to
eighty pounds in ninety percent humidity!!

cheers

Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

Is that a little statue on top of his backpack?
Mark.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2018 5:02 p.m. PST

its a looted Budha and Chinese sword
and a few silks if I remember rightly
Mark!!

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 1:22 a.m. PST

It is beautiful little Confucian figure I think…….different religion to Buddhism and typical of China/Indochina

Inspired work

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 6:12 a.m. PST

Lism

your right of course ..but the French fought regular
Chinese troops as well as the black flags!! so who knows
..everything that was lootable….was looted!!!! animate and inanimate1

cheers for the thumbs up
regards
Ged

gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 11:35 a.m. PST

I have one French marine.I saw this one that Oniria had painted so I got it,never had it painted so hopefully he will have some companions in a couple months (if the sizes are comparable). link
Mark

Happy Wanderer27 Jan 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Hi Ged,

This looks very promising.

Will we be treated to a selection of skirmish figures ala advancing, firing and loading and marching ie a nice spread of 12 figs for skirmish gaming aka The Men Who Would Be Kings.

I think this would be good marketing as two armies in that rule system proabbly needs up to 200figs or so for both sides…from about 24-32 sculpts or so.

…is that the idea?

Happy Wanderer

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

Happy Wanderer

your getting close to my vision for this period

a very large skirmish games in essence!

cheers

Ged
gringo40s.com

………..14 Black figures already in the mix!

Happy Wanderer27 Jan 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

Nice work Ged,

I'm sure you'll sell more and have player interest up by doing those few more sculpts and making it a lower level personalised gaming period like other colonial conflicts..classic TSATF type stuff…

…good work, looking forward to seeing this range pan out….👏👏

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 1:15 a.m. PST

Happy Wanderer

cheers matey…..happy to take any other
suggestions on board……….game plan
always open to expansion!!

best regards
Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

Nice blog.
link
Mark

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

maro56

great looking and informative blog
thanks!

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 12:13 p.m. PST

All I can say is how much guts and courage it takes to invest, what must be a significant gamble, into a "minority" interest topic like this.

Figures of this quality, in the Napoleonic Era, you would be putting down the deposit on the St Tropez villa by now…but then the snag is everyone does post Bardin French infantry with shouldered firearms……

There must be a real art in spotting what is commercially viable and will earn the odd Shekel…to keep the proverbial head above water.

The Legionnaire's backpack is just inspired I think.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 12:47 p.m. PST

thanks for the vote of support Liam……
there are a few suprises in store for this
period as I have spread my creative net wide..
found some memoires of a French Marine officer
who was there and hand drew maps that are spellbinding
in detail and contain a lot of fresh and interestingt
information,getting the detail right is important..
more to follow

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 1:47 a.m. PST

I can just imagine your marine officer thinking " Now, what shall we do for the forthcoming Tet holiday? I know, I have always wanted to visit Hue…….Now we have a boat, why not?."

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

indeed Liam………..two names thst resonate!!

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

hunter4a30 Jan 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

Can't wait for the release! And looking forward to the gunboats. I am looking at building other types for this era too. Keep up the great work!

Last Stand Dan

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

Well he might save you the work.

Surely the most ambitious project yet………..the plan it seems is to create summat based on these images of typical junks of the era.

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jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

thanks Liam…………..

hunter4a
cheers for that……….

regards
Ged
gringo40s.com

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

So back to the torpedo boat idea.

Somehow I thought we were not talking about a "Fire One" from a tube idea.

No, this is a spar torpedo. I saw the gadget projecting from the prow above but thought "No, surely not". I must confess I would want a much longer pole and ask for volunteers to deputise for me.

Two more pics from Ged;

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coolyork31 Jan 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Would be very interested in this range as well. The sculpting looks to be first rate.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 1:32 a.m. PST

coolyork

thanks for your support matey!

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

Any more sneak peeks of sculpts Ged?
Mark

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 8:21 a.m. PST

Marco56

with Griffin moulds at the moment Mark
will be posting em as soon as I get some back
cheers


Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Sounds good Ged.
Mark

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

more figures commissioned yesterday……
will advise soon

cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

This book is coming out this year. Unfortunately it has been moved back to an October release. link
Mark

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 1:25 a.m. PST

Marco56

looks good………….just covers Marine troops
which is great as information is sparse.
never fear………
writing a full book on the period covering all
arms…original artwork is underway by Gary Zaboly
in New York and a lot of work has been done.Its aimed
at Wargamers/collectors ..packed with uniform details
battle plans..orders of battle…all you will ever need.
but its a huge project..hopefully 2018/19

cheers
Ged

gringo40s.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 6:42 a.m. PST

That sounds great Ged!
Mark

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

Well this surefire way of blowing up everything in sight, including oneself, has had me fascinated. Ged has sent me more on this and a slightly different view of the legionnaire with that superb backpack

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jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 4:02 p.m. PST

more Greens due next week


cheers
Ged
gringo40s.com
gringo40s.blogspot.com

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2018 6:26 a.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing them.
Mark

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