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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 6:39 a.m. PST

I finally finished my special project after several months. It is a unit of Askari Miniatures French naval infantry in shore uniforms that 'Askari Al' had recently released. They are equipped in what became the 'standard' uniform for French sailors used as land-based infantry by the Republican armies during the Franco-German War.

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These figures are very well sculpted as one would expect from Askari Miniatures. They came with standard French-style backpacks but I did not use them.

This unit will replace one of my older Old Glory Boxer Rebellion figure battalions as the "new" 5th Battalion, Toulon Regiment des Marins of the 1st Division, 15th Loire Corps. Overtime I plan on replacing the other two battalions with these very nice figures.

Jim

JimDuncanUK23 Oct 2021 7:18 a.m. PST

What scale/size are these please?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 8:55 a.m. PST

Askari Miniatures [ askari-minis.com ] (a US company) are all 28mm in height.

Jim

epturner Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 9:07 a.m. PST

Jim;
These look wonderful.

Eric

JimDuncanUK23 Oct 2021 9:53 a.m. PST

Thanks Jim.

Jim

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