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French Artillery and Infantry 1870/71

Posted by DickerThomas on 07 Oct 2015, 12:11

Hello everyone,

4 weeks ago i strated to built a small dio of the franco-prussian-war 1870/71 .. ich want to show french troops defending a small Farmhouse.. and in the back i want a french battery in action...

I only want french troops.. there won't be seen any Prussian (german)- Soldiers...

Here the first pictures.. the Materials for the Building and so on....

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and some of the figures.. french Husars (they are all convertions from the Pegasus , Set 7270 ,Russian Naval Infantry and some other parts... :oops: )

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to be continued... :-D
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Posted by DickerThomas on 07 Oct 2015, 12:15

... and now the Artillery .. the Sets are from Hagen Miniatures (french Mittrailleuse and the the 2 different Artillery-Sets for the ACW)

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in the front you can see the Mitrailleuse and Crew..

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and the next ones are the French Chaseure from Hagen...

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and from an other view..

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and this will also be continued... :oops:
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Posted by DickerThomas on 07 Oct 2015, 12:21

.. then i built some convertions for the Guard Mobile ( i used the set Pegasus , Set 7199 , WWI French Infantry and the Set Emhar, Set 7211 , French Infantry 1854-1871 but with other Heads) ..

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from the Rest of these Sets i'm actually building the French Line Infantry, and then there will come some Ulans (only 6) and some Cuirassiers (5) .. and then i wante to start with the ground..
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Oct 2015, 12:52

That is really cool project. I will follow it to see how it will look in the end. But I have no doubts that it will look good.
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Oct 2015, 13:14

I do like Dali. This looks very interesting!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Oct 2015, 13:48

Looking Good DickerThomas. I like doing conversions too.

You could also use these.

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Of course without the Machine Gun. BB
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Posted by DickerThomas on 07 Oct 2015, 14:22

Many thanks for your response :-D :yeah:

@Beano Boy thanks for the info about the Hät -Figures .. the biggest problem about available figures is, that their heads are a little smaller than the ones from Hagen .. that's why i had to cut of the heads and used the one's from the ACW-Sets from Italeri ... :oops:
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Posted by Peter on 07 Oct 2015, 19:46

Looks like an interesting project! Looking forward to the next updates! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by panzerman on 11 Oct 2015, 07:15

Looks like a great diorama in the making. Good luck with the rest of the project.
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Posted by Emperor on 11 Oct 2015, 12:30

This looks great...Can wait to see the final result...
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Posted by DickerThomas on 15 Oct 2015, 13:29

Thanks a lot ... everybody... :-D

ich just finished the Line-Infantry ... now only some of the cavalery are missing...

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so it's time to start with the "ground" ... :oops: :oops:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Oct 2015, 13:52

Very interested in this topic D T. :thumbup: So please get shovelling that groundwork.BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 15 Oct 2015, 14:09

The F-P War is another period I don't do....but would like to (too many periods already).

Your excellent work isn't helping!


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Posted by Chris on 15 Oct 2015, 17:13

Nice work !

Happy to see someone interested by this era !

About the artillery, good idea to use Civil war artillery, as Us & Cs artillery were, partly, inspired by french (smoothbore) artillery but if you want to depict the main campaign gun of french artillery (which was a rifled bronze gun - Canon de 4 rayé de campagne modèle 1858) there is some difference in the carriage and you have to add "dolphins" to the gun tube.
Here are some pics (for private use only...)
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But you can also depict old 12pdr (the napoleon gun used in civil war arty) which were also rifled, just add dolphins and it will be good !
Here is a photo of a french rifled 12pdr gun captured by prussian and now exposed in Spandau (D) (the carriage is not good)
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"Le rudiment", cast in Strasbourg on the 18/12/1856, rifled certainly in 1869...(collection of the DHM Berlin, seen at Spandau)

Enjoy !!

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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Oct 2015, 14:32

A Photograph from the Franco-Prussian War 1870-71

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I came across this picture and thought of your topic T D.________________ BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Oct 2015, 14:34

Ment D T !
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Posted by Ochoin on 16 Oct 2015, 14:41

Chris wrote:Nice work !

Happy to see someone interested by this era !

About the artillery, good idea to use Civil war artillery, as Us & Cs artillery were, partly, inspired by french (smoothbore) artillery but if you want to depict the main campaign gun of french artillery (which was a rifled bronze gun - Canon de 4 rayé de campagne modèle 1858) there is some difference in the carriage and you have to add "dolphins" to the gun tube.
Here are some pics (for private use only...)
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But you can also depict old 12pdr (the napoleon gun used in civil war arty) which were also rifled, just add dolphins and it will be good !
Here is a photo of a french rifled 12pdr gun captured by prussian and now exposed in Spandau (D) (the carriage is not good)
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"Le rudiment", cast in Strasbourg on the 18/12/1856, rifled certainly in 1869...(collection of the DHM Berlin, seen at Spandau)

Enjoy !!

Chris


Thanks for the post. The carriages on these guns looks rather frail. I would have imagined a much sturdier one.

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Posted by Chris on 17 Oct 2015, 10:29

The "canon de 4 rayé de campagne" (4kilos rifled field gun) was a light artillery piece, the "canon à balles Modèle 1866" or "mitrailleuse de Reffye" uses the same carriage made of two piece of wood held together. it was lighter than usual one piece wooden blocktrail carriage, thus more fragile.
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"L'adulte", canon de 4 rayé de campagne, cast in Strabourg on the 25 of may 1860, Musée de l'armée Paris, shown at SHD Vincennes.
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Canon à balles Modèle 1866, Aka "Mitrailleuse de Reffye" (machine gun from Mr Reffye), Morges Switzerland

The nice photo shown by beano boy depict a 24pdr siege gun used in the defense of Champigny during the F-P war. A much heavier piece with a different carriage.

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Posted by DickerThomas on 21 Oct 2015, 12:52

Many Thanks for so much Informations .. Thanks Chris, BB and Donald ... :-D :yeah:

I changed a little the shape of the Building and Painted it a little..

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tomorrow i want to paint the cavalery ( just 11 Figures )
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Posted by Peter on 27 Oct 2015, 19:37

Looks great so far! :thumbup:
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