Friday, April 30, 2010

French Marines of the Great War





Grim faced French Marines (Troupes de Marine or Marsouins)guard a dock from unwanted intruders in the dark early days of the Great War. These are more of my 28mm Renegade WWI figures that I picked up while I was in England earlier this month.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beasts of the Field





`Nothing is more frightening to those in the wild then the cry of the monsters under the control of the beast masters of the Circle of Orboros. The teeth that rend the claws that tear with blood lust in their eyes are terrors that are the last sight many see.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14





Jagers were the light infantry of the Imperial German Army. They were well known for their marksmenship. The 14th Battalion was attached to the 61st Brigade, V Army in 1914.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mon Cheri





On harbor patrol in a backwater colonial port, the steamship Mon Cheri. In time of need a variety of light weapons can quickly be stationed on board. The pride of the local colonial government, she stands ready to protect th interests of France.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Did You Say Pirates!










A little different style of photos today. Pirates raid a merchant ship in the misty past. The ships are scratch built and the figures are GW dwarf pirates from warhammer.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Toy Soldiers Old Style







Here are the Soldiers of the Queen in the traditional old toy soldier style by Britians.

Artillery Park for the Duke





The artillery of the late Rennaissance era was varied, large, heavy and very powerful. This artillery park is an example a typical mix of types of weapns.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Renaissance Gang




We are back from England, a great trip but suffering from major jet lag today. If you want to check out were we went check my other blog: http://eurohistoryprof.blogspot.com/

So back to figures, here we have a gang of thugs from the late Renaissance early Age of Enkightment periods.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Banana Wars Marines





Still in England.

Here is the next unit in my project on the USMC through its history. This is a patrol of Marines in the Jungles of Haiti in the early decades of the 20th Century. They have bolt action model 1903 Springfields firing 30.06 rounds. For support they have a 12 gauge trench gun and a new .45 cal. "Tommygun."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Beware of Gas


I'm in England so fewer posts for the next week or so.

While the French were the first to use gas attacks in World War I (tear gas in 1914), they were unprepaired for the first massive posion gas assualts of 1915. Here we have a machine gun crew with the light weight early war gas mask while the grim faced officer and soldiers are caught unprepaired.