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No Royal Marines fougth in Ahvenamaa and near town Kotka (Kotkansaari)
An Articel publishd in Estonian Historiy book told a battle of Bomarsund fortress Royal marines attackt it.
and some WERY intersting pictures sadly in swedis
As Rusia was pretty backward with steam power etc there was little coal available,in Crimea not many steamships could operate .
British sail ships/galleons many were old Napoleonic I built /captured which had been used as navy barracks,prison ships and coal ships were refitted crudely and sold to the French.
However Kert why have Marine and sailors when we cant have 1/72 ship battles.
Maybe sometime in future we can do this if someone makes proper 1/72 ships in this era.
but dear Hank
look those web pages and you know that marines fougth in land also
I just bought a pirate ship in about 1/72 scale at the grocery store...for $15. Also, Walmart has a 'Pirates of the Carribean' ship for $50 that should work for our scale.
Dear estonian , We need really CW French Artillery as they were the main artillery participant with teh Rouskie guns.French seemed tohave more ammunition supplies also.
CW Brittish ships Marines were not primary frontline troops,other than brief/shock landing party force .Supported by the worst chefs in the world from teh royal navy and their cuthroat habor rats who were often pressganged into service.
Although a tough bunch they were dependent on protecting navy assests.(ships guns being used as land batteries).
I'll check out teh walmart ship Jan,maybe take a cast of one and figure a few variants out.