France. Armee Coloniale
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The French Colonial army was to be found south of the Sahara expanding into the French Soudan from Senegal. Old Glory, again, make French Marines for their Boxer Rebellion line in a great variety of poses. The two figures below are converted to carry a Hotchkiss MG from the French Foreign Legion range. (see conversion link)
Sailors assist in Riverine actions on the Niger and coastal attacks. These are from Foundry's FP war range. In our ficticious alternate history world of the Red Shadow, the Trans Saharan Railroad is being built, and is guarded by the Navy and Marines (see the trains link)
The sailors manning the ship guns are from OG Boxer range and the guns are available form The London War Room.

I am not familiar with any current manufacturer of ships guns and welcome suggestions.
Go to the Boats page to see some of these figures in naval actions.

The sailors are mounted on flat gray bases without flocking to match the ships decks.

Seen here are a Hotchkiss revolving cannon (above right), a 30lb rapid fire deck gun to the left
and a Nordfelt gun (an early machine gun).This is a 3 barreled version.
Until now we have been using the similarly (but not quite raggedly looking enough) uniformed Zouaves from the previously mentioned Foundry range. (see the uniforms page for uniform similarities). However, Reviresco have just released their Senegalese Tirailleurs, and as you can see, they are beutiful figures.
In this first photograph, I have placed an Old Glory Officer in with them for uses as a guide to size compatibility. If you right click the image and select "view image" you will see the image full size.  I received an early sample of 10 different figures. By now (July 2001) there should be a full listing on John's website at Reviresco
This range is slightly larger than earlier Reviresco 28mm (1/64th) scale figures. They are fully compatible in size with Cannon Fodder, Castaway Arts, Foundry, Old Glory, Dixon, RLBPS etc., but would be a little on the large size if mixed with the smaller 25mm scale such as Ral Partha.
Also included in the set, but not displayed here is French Officers in Tunic and Sun helmet, two different foot poses, and one mounted. These come with separate rifles, pistol or sword which can be mounted in the hand.



The majority of the images displayed in the "cast" section were taken on a Nikon Coolpix 900 Digital Camera.

Some of the then were scanned on a flatbed scanner by laying the figure directly on the glass.

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