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Arcane Steve22 Jun 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

In my latest blog, guest writer Jonas Jones shows how simple it is to convert the figures from the Trent Miniatures French Sailors pack.



I hope that you find it useful.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 4:25 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

I just love to see imaginative conversion work like this. There is a Conversions forum if you go to the Top of Directory on TMP

Aethelflaeda was framed22 Jun 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

I would have thought the bases would be ship's decking, French sailors on land seems a rare scenario. Gorgeous stuff, in any case.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

Most French sailors would have given anything to end up with their feet on dryland… Davey Jones' Locker after all……

I would agree " French sailors on land seems a rare scenario"

They did tend to drown

OK I admit…anything outside 1815 is a mystery to me, but that does not me expressing an opinion with great authority.

Arcane Steve25 Jun 2018 3:42 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind comments. As regards basing. Yes,they would look nice on a decking base. However, as detailed in the blog,(Link above)

"The pack was produced for the Caribbean range as in June 1793, about 2000 French Sailors, led by the newly arrived Royalist Governor of St. Domingue attacked the colony's principal port, Le Cap, defended by the Republican commissioners. In two days of savage street fighting, involving also the National Guard and several thousand revolting slaves, 90% of the town was burnt down, before the Governor and his sailors were beaten back to their ships. Someone noted that whilst the sailors were good fighters, as more buildings having stores of liquor were ‘liberated', so their inclination and ability to fight diminished! Perhaps building a force of 2000 French sailors is ambitious ( although we will be happy to supply them!). It does seem that a small force or unit would be very useful to have and we could see them participating in many smaller skirmishes!"

I hope that helps.

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