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SomuaS3501 Apr 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

Was hoping I might get some help with French naval artillery crew uniforms for crews serving ashore, 1870-71. Would they be wearing white uniforms like the ones pictured in Askari miniatures catalog (not sure if that is a tropical uniform) or blue, like the sailors serving ashore as infantry? Thanks for any help!

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2019 12:49 p.m. PST

Those are basically summer and winter uniforms, so it would depend. If your Fusiliers Marin are in blue, the gun crews would be also.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2019 3:58 p.m. PST

I plan on painting mine blue when I acquire them. I already have a three battalion regiment of fusiliers-marin in blue for my French Army of the Loire forces.


rougeau02 Apr 2019 12:40 a.m. PST

the units of Marines having served on land, wore the Blue outfit, Most fought from September 70 to February 71, The winter of 1871 remained in the memory as one of the coldest. popular imagery often depict them with the sheep skin jacket over the blue woolen cloth outfit

rougeau02 Apr 2019 12:42 a.m. PST

See here



SomuaS3503 Apr 2019 4:04 a.m. PST

Thanks so much, knew I could count on TMP guys for quick answers.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2019 12:25 p.m. PST


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