Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Goumiers

These will become part of my 7e Tirailleur Marocain

Pack mules with handlers Retrokit resinhttp://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1891_zpsc5df80cf.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1892_zps91d20f52.jpg
French officer & mounted scout (officer from Friend or Foe, scout - Retrokit)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1893_zpsa174d8a6.jpg
Retrokit Goumiers (inc sous-officer in calot sidecap)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1894_zps4807bac5.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1895_zps1779e74d.jpg
Friend or Foe Goumier LMG teams
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1896_zps5f884349.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1897_zpsa9b4f65a.jpg
Friend or Foe Goumier command
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1898_zps9af7e3f0.jpg
The group together
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1899_zps0ba27f3a.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/SAM_1900_zps20802f2c.jpg

The Retrokit figures are very basic (think 1970s Airfix quality), quite brittle and difficult to clean with little surface detail. Friend of Foe are just excellent, I deliberately chose poses without helmets armed with rifles (LMG teams aside). I modified some figures to suit what i wanted as I want them to be useful as Moroccan Tirailleur or Riffi or Goumier depending on what and when we`re playing.

I don`t really have the skills, patience or eyes to do Berber robes  ;)

1 comment:

  1. Very inspiring Richard, nice to see some colonial troops...

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