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Re: WW1 French Colonial Algerians?

The Sculptur is certaimly one of best Strelets has used...

The Chauchat Gunner is entirely appropriate for a French Infantryman as is the pose for firing in the attack/advance there is nothing to distinquish except the Serbian crest on the Adrian helmet, which is not there in any case...
The "Lebels" though their hardly distinguishable clearly mark out the "Serbs" as post 1916 so should also be wearing the rest of the French Kit, but in my opinion you could use these figures as Early Serbs though only the riflemen...
The Lewis is a later 1920 version(the handle) and I think is not appropriate, but would work for WW2 Axis Yugoslavia...

Marching on campaign is somewhat less rigid during WW1 and in any case not something wisely done in sight (or even in range) of an enemy armed with modern weapons, so whilst it may have a place behind the lines on parade etc, I think a stand alone set would not have much use...
There are a fair number of figures available fulfilling the role of non-combat poses albeit in metal,resin and 3D print... although I wouldn't say no to an injection moulded plastic Non-Combat set of any nation if it was well done, suitably diverse and relevant...

For me what would be more appropriate would be French Colonial 1914 and later types though as these have not yet been tackled, but I'm always happy to see more Regular French infantry etc whether their sold as Serbs or not...

Re: WW1 French Colonial Algerians? - by Pa - Apr 9, 2017 7:59pm