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Offline gringo

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Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« on: November 23, 2017, 02:42:42 PM »
Gringo40s will be releasing a Brand New range in 28mm
covering the French conquest of Annam otherwise known
as North Vietnam...work is well underway and will cover
many of the unusual units as well as Black and yellow flag
troops...gunboats,Elephants and loads of equipment..i would
like this to be my signature range so will put all hands to the
pump on this one.......I will be expanding the Opium Wars range
as this range will tie in with the French operations there.

more to follow :o :D :-* o_o 8)
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Ged
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Offline Codsticker

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 04:45:51 PM »
Very interesting choice of subject- I don't imagine there is anything available currently so I look forward to what you produce.

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 06:06:36 PM »
Codsticker thanks for the support :D

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Ged
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Offline gringo

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 06:21:38 PM »
appertizer pic one! en avant!!

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Ged
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Offline Siaba

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 08:32:45 PM »
The range I have been waiting for 30 years !!  ;D
Great new, Ged. If you need some informations about organization and uniforms, the Foundry books - Indochina and Rivals of the Raj - are very good. Please avoid some french illustrations as french are often depicted in metropolitan parade dress and vietnamese in fantasy dress  ;)
"The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there ... in peace. War will make corpses of us all."

Offline gringo

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 12:07:22 AM »
Siaba
many thanks for your input.i have had this range in mind fot
a couple of years now and have been lucky in obtaining some
great information...always happy to see any new info though. your
quite right about the French in reality quite stripped down for the
heat and humidity of Annam.........
see attached pic
cheers
Ged
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Offline jambo1

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 06:23:45 AM »
Interesting subject, lots of unusual stuff. :)

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 10:55:15 AM »
Jambo 1
cheers for that.........loads of wargame food for thought¬!

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Ged
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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 11:25:01 AM »
one of the more exotic factions involved in this
conflict were the "Black Flags aligned with their
Annamese (north Vietnam) allies against the
yellow flags and the multi-national French forces
some of the French equipment was quite "Jules Verne)
in appearance

black flag standard bearer attached...worth doing a
range just for him alone!! :o :-* o_o :D

cheers
Ged
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Offline axabrax

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 07:17:08 PM »
OOOH. May not be able to resist this one  :D

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 10:27:26 PM »
axabrax........good news indeed! :D

cheers
Ged
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Offline gringo

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 12:03:50 PM »
of possible interest...much of the campaign from the French side
was fought by the splendid Marine infantry units in almost 100pct
humidity at times....officers often changed their shirts three times a day
pic attached of one of these  determined chaps ..and overloaded :o

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Ged
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Offline Shipka

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »
Please don't forget Ged many of the Vietnamese were still in dress seen during the Tay Son uprising which was much earlier

Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 07:58:00 PM »
... and will cover many of the unusual units as well as Black and yellow flag
troops...gunboats,Elephants and loads of Equipment...

I'am looking forward for this range, especially when there are gunboats and elephants involved.

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2017, 01:53:34 AM »
thanks chaps
all duly noted ;)

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Ged
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