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The army has expanded, check it out:

http://www.boltaction.net/2015/02/frenc ... -list.html


Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:46 am
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Fun army, a bit on the un-historical side but nice paint/conversion job ... :D

Please, stop painting Legion Officers and NCO's with a kepi blanc ! :evil:
stop modelling french troops with Boys AT rifle ( except some free french )
And i'm not sure of the use of Laffly S20 in colonies

Nice JOB :D

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:20 pm
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Great army! Gives me some great inspiration for my own FFL force.
Can I ask who makes all the buildings in the photos?


Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:31 pm
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Thanks for the feedback Lou,

You know your stuff when it comes to the French, so what would be a better way to make my army more historically accurate? I thought the 'mixed colonial regiment' in Syria/Levant fielded Senegalese alongside Legionnaires? It's rather hard to find historical info in English so appreciate any help :)

I painted the officers Kepi in the dark blue/red but was unaware the squad level NCO had that as well?

My Legionnaires have the cross of Lorraine on their shoulders so I think I can get away with a Boyes AT rifle ;)

Desert terrain was a friends, you can get them commissioned through Owen at "terrain for hippoes"


Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:44 am
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Great looking force Bryza.

As for the Boyes, perhaps it was borrowed/fell off the back of a truck and was pressed into service.

Craig


Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:53 am
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the big problem is that your vehicles are inaccurate for Free french in Syria and later ... they are quite perfect for Vichy forces ...
If you want to play vichy forces , you can field the laffly 80 armoured car , senegaleses in trousers , and legionnaires without problem, ( but no Boys ATR ), you can field the old renault FT tanks too , but no SMG dor the legion , and no white kepi for the artillerymen ( with the 105mm gun ) .
If you want to play Free french,
you can field senegaleses in african dress ( but without the Boys ATR )
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legionnaires in short ( such as the Perry ones )
Marine Bataillon british 8th army equipment and weapons ( with wolesley helmet and Boys ATR ! )
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2 75mm guns with european artillery crew ( adrian helmet , NCO in kepi )

some Hotchkiss H39
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you can find a video of the free french advance to syria here : advance to syria

about the Boys ATR, only a few were issued to French units in may-june 1940 , on the western front , to some recce units .
so no chance to see one in service in syria !

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Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:19 pm
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