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Richard B.
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French bits

Post by Richard B. » 15 Sep 2018, 11:08

Horse tow for infantry guns/lt AT guns - both EWM, these can join any of my French units from 1920 to 1943 :D
Gun tow (I added the pick & shovel and sack to the horse tack)
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Trailer (this is the vehicle trailer, i scratched the tack together, the horse is Imex)
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You`ll have to imagine a towed gun and horse holders :D
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Peloton 4e Esc, 8e Motto de la Garde; Hir Moussa, Tunisia, January `43
Juin`s XIX Corps held it`s only mobile reserve at Hir Moussa, this included 4th squadron of the Garde.
Now when i initially found this I assumed they were motorised, turned out they had bicycles - d`oh! :o Now no-one does French motorised troops on bikes so I had to improvise.
Various EWM Danes and Frenchmen all head-swapped, some other minor alterations plus I`ve added stowage to the bikes
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All together
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"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

CarlL
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Re: French bits

Post by CarlL » 15 Sep 2018, 16:08

The cyclists look good fun. A real mix of figures and poses. Which heads did you use to get the French motorised helmet?

Its good to see horse and bike power in those "motorised" units!

Great work Richard, you are a busy man on your paint table.
CarlL

Richard B.
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Re: French bits

Post by Richard B. » 15 Sep 2018, 16:39

CarlL wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 16:08
The cyclists look good fun. A real mix of figures and poses. Which heads did you use to get the French motorised helmet?

Its good to see horse and bike power in those "motorised" units!

Great work Richard, you are a busy man on your paint table.
CarlL
Yes the motorised helmet - which is what Republican Garde Gendarmes wore according my research :D
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

CarlL
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Re: French bits

Post by CarlL » 15 Sep 2018, 17:08

Richard, did you find a source for such heads other than chopping them off other 20mm figures?
CarlL

Richard B.
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Re: French bits

Post by Richard B. » 15 Sep 2018, 17:53

EWM sell by the batch (10 per i think) :)
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

David Reasoner
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Re: French bits

Post by David Reasoner » 15 Sep 2018, 18:28

A very nice bit of improvisation, Richard.

David

cartfc
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Re: French bits

Post by cartfc » 29 Sep 2018, 16:38

Richard B. wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 16:39
CarlL wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 16:08
The cyclists look good fun. A real mix of figures and poses. Which heads did you use to get the French motorised helmet?

Its good to see horse and bike power in those "motorised" units!

Great work Richard, you are a busy man on your paint table.
CarlL
Yes the motorised helmet - which is what Republican Garde Gendarmes wore according my research :D
Where do they put the motor in the helmet and what does it do? :D

Cheers Fred.

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