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Offline gringo

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2017, 08:08:40 PM »
Pic French Marine infantry officers Tonkin 1883-85
neat looking uniforms..


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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 07:07:15 PM »
Yeah, the one on our left looks like a Bobbie  lol.

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 09:08:20 PM »
Codsticker there is an air of the Met about em.................
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attached pic of one of the apposing forces..Annamese
foot soldier 1883.......

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 01:11:32 PM »
One has to remember many of the Vietnamese were armed with weapons of an earlier age and not modern rifles

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2017, 04:06:14 PM »
cheers Geoff :D

attached pic of French troop types in Tonkin
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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2017, 05:44:38 PM »
Great to see this interesting period getting coverage. Good luck with this Ged.

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 10:49:51 PM »
thanks Steve......its a fascinating era..
lots more interesting posts to follow ;)

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Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 02:43:35 AM »
//looks great/////

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 10:07:01 AM »
Juergen............cheers for that ..not seen this picture! ;)

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2017, 10:08:23 PM »
Spear armed

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 11:17:58 PM »
cheers Geoff..Royal Tonkin Guard on the left with the
tufty top to his helmet!

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Offline Shipka

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2017, 10:08:18 AM »
One has to forgive old colonials for giving all S.E.Asian drawings of troops European features!

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:01 AM »
Hi Ged if you do the Vietnamese Spearman to have them made open handed

Offline italwars

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2017, 01:36:41 PM »
Hi Ged..
i have a few interesting pictorial sources..above all a pair of purposly made colour plates of Black flags with different soldiers,..from a decades ago 's Italian wargame magazine but they are in a PDF file and i'm not able to extract the picts and post here..maybe you can do it..if your remind me your mail adress i can send you the files..
more there are a couple of essential booklets made by someting like "societé des modellistes, maqueties  or figurinistes" with purposly made plates about the force involved...i will try to locate their site/adress
last..i think it would be more easy , as similar topics, to post this very interesting trend on the Colonial section..personally i find it by accident...as "adventures in the Far East" let me think more at Samurais ecc..not a a Colonial conflict...
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 01:38:44 PM by italwars »

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2017, 06:34:21 PM »
Geoff

all good........ :D
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