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The best idea yet for the wonderful FFL Range. This Box Art is superb! Had me fooled until "wishful thinking."
My favorite Beau Geste movie is the 1966 version. It can be seen on YouTube and has many great pose ideas in addition to the poses suggested herein.
Yes, Strelets. A set with 100% fort poses would be wonderful!
You really got me excited there for a moment Baratheon with your outstanding Box Art Work. Thank you for the Monday fun!
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the FFL-uniform after 1919 looks a little bit different.
In the years 1912-1918 some units still have the old uniform, espacially the some have the new one.
But after 1920 the new uniform was standard.
And with this uniform its possible to give them light-MGs....because the FFL was newly equiped after the war.
Because after the end of the First World War there was enough equipment and weapons from disbanded units of the regular French army.
While the front units often still used the old equipment, the rear units were often already equipped with new equipment.
I have an experience report from a German legionary who served in the FFL from 1920-1925. And he describes that the soldiers who carried out the outposts and long-distance patrols were allowed to serve the "old stuff". While in the stage all soldiers were already re-equipped.
I already have the Airfix Fort Sahara which I thought gave to much of an advantage to the FFL against those Bedouins that had so many mounted men (horses and camels). If the FFL are to have a fort then their enemies need something to give them a chance of winning or they will just be picked off by rifle fire.
Obviously there is the old Airfix fort but Italeri also do a lasercut fort which is very nice. They sell it in a playset which includes their nice FFL and their rather strange Muslim warriors set, some nice Rab tents, campfires and stone wellls. The fort is made by Sarissa, I don't know if they offer it separately.
Another thought for FFL and possibly other troops is a set representing soldiers fighting from trenches or behind sandbag emplacements or barricades. Even half figures that could plug into bases that represented the parapet of a trench, which some metal manufacturers offer could be a good bet.
Why not simply cutting their legs of... ? :hugging_face:
I'd like to see a 'fort set'. Not worried about uniform or weapon inaccuracies. A Strelets Fort Sahara would be very, very cool... maybe some rule too?