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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

The FT-17 is a Renault tank built for ww1 and which also fought during ww2. This tank had many variations like these three sold at Copplestone Castings in 28mm.

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FCV27 – FT17 Command
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FCV26 – FT17 Berliot Turret
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FCV25 – FT17 Renault Turret
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Amicalement
Armand

Lee49411 Sep 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

Why would anyone spend money to put one of these on the table??? Uh well maybe Donald Trump. For the rest of us peasants what a waste! And no I didn't "like it my friend" cheers!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 2:25 p.m. PST

Wow.

I spend money to put FT17's on the table because I like historical miniatures wargaming. And I like cute tanks.

I even bought one recently to use with late war Luftwaffe troops, these were used right throug the end of WW2 for airfield security (and snowplows ^,^).

I like it my friend!

Keith Talent11 Sep 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

What's the matter , Lee? Did an FT run over your foot or something?

Mobius11 Sep 2018 3:14 p.m. PST

If you play 1939 Case White you can use them.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

I have a friend building up a bunch now for Vichy French in Africa. They fought in the last-ditch defense of Beirut, and I think on the West coast too.

I'ld build some for my Free French too, except their only French-built tanks were H39's.

I also have several in 15mm for Maginot Girls High School in Girls Und Panzer.

Mark 111 Sep 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

I have a friend building up a bunch now for Vichy French in Africa. They fought in the last-ditch defense of Beirut, and I think on the West coast too.

Well, strictly speaking, I think you want Vichy French in the Levant.

If you want French in Africa, better to speak of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Mauritania, Upper Volta, Togoland, Chad, Gabon, Central Congo, Cameroons, French Somaliland, or Madagascar. (If I've missed a few, apologies.)

They are appropriate not only for Vichy, but even more so intra-war or early war French Colonial force. During the Vichy years, in fact, the proportion of FTs in the colonial forces went down. More R35s and H35s/39s (and even a few S35s) went to the colonies than had been the case before the armistice with Germany, as it was easier to hide equipment that was in excess of the agreed force levels from the Armistice Commission if it was overseas.


Said by one who would spend money to put one of these on the table, because I like historical miniatures wargaming.


I'ld build some for my Free French too, except their only French-built tanks were H39's.

If by Free French you mean those who operated with the 8th Army in the Levant and the western desert campaigns, perhaps.

But R35s and S35s again become appropriate for French forces fighting against the Germans and Italians in Tunisia in late 1942 and early 1943 (the S35s having made the trip northward all the way from Chad to Tunisia, mostly just to be shot to pieces by Pz IVGs).

And Armand … I, for one, liked it, my friend.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Personal logo Grey Heron Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 12:47 a.m. PST

This is my Fiat 3000 Mod 21 for Sicily.

Oppiedog12 Sep 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

… I've got two.

DeRuyter12 Sep 2018 8:53 a.m. PST

Need them for the Spanish Civil War too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

Happy you like it my friends!. (smile)


Good job Grey Heron!.


Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Grey Heron Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

Thank you Armand.

Silurian13 Sep 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

Does seem a bit weak and piddly, doesn't it?
I think I'll supply my Vichy French with a bunch of King Tigers. Hehe.

Bill N13 Sep 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

I have a number of the Renaults that I use for WW1 games. If I was doing WW1 in 28mm I might be tempted to buy these. Sure by the outbreak of WW2 it is out of date (so were the Panzer I and IIs) it was revolutionary when it first came out.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 11:44 a.m. PST

No mention my friend.


Amicalement
Armand

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