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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2017, 06:41:26 PM »
Italwars

that would be great .......its a deeply fascinating period!
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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
black flags in action.......... :D

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2017, 05:13:20 PM »
Just love those trumpeters

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2017, 06:53:21 PM »
pretty fab arnt they Shikpa!!

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2017, 10:38:17 PM »
French Marine infantry in sction

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2017, 07:08:17 AM »
I'm watching this with some anticipation!
"It's only a flesh wound...."

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2017, 10:47:54 AM »
Etranger.......good to hear ;)

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2017, 04:11:34 PM »
French Marine artillery........ :D

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2017, 07:34:47 PM »
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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2017, 09:41:02 PM »
A fascinating period! ...although not very popular in France (perhaps because it really didn't end well...)  :D

Thank you for doing miniatures about it anyway.

Another link with interesting pictures (including other places):
http://rosalielebel75.franceserv.com/armee-coloniale.html

This drawing could be in Haut-Tonkin, 1885 (?)



Internet research also gives this:



...and this, a bit later... (1908?):  :(

« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 09:43:49 PM by Patrice »

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2017, 01:39:27 AM »
Patrice

thanks for your input
pleased you like the period
I believe the gun is an 80mm mountain
gun used with some effect..it had a little
40mm brother :D

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #56 on: December 11, 2017, 11:08:11 AM »
If you are looking for period photographs, nothing beats the Hocquard collection, which can be found in several different places on the web :

http://dona-rodrigue.eklablog.fr/photos-les-francais-vietnam-en-1884-1885-a46327724?noajax&mobile=1

http://slideplayer.fr/slide/3703292/

To the best of my knowledge, no one's ever done tirailleurs algériens in tropical helmets :



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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2017, 04:23:54 PM »
Arthur

thanks very much for your valuable input
these old photos are a mine of information
been trawling through these sites and others
as you mention the Tonkinese Algeriens would
be a first.......the surface had been hardly scratched
on this period and has long interested me.... :D
just had a quick look the images are crystal clear
especially the black flag standard guy!

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« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 04:27:46 PM by gringo »

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2017, 06:38:18 PM »
found this interesting photo of a later period in Annam
but captures the feel of the period

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Re: Tonkin 1883-85 Next up for Gringo40s
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2017, 01:07:32 AM »
French foreign legion officer 1883 in Tonkin walking out dress :D

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« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 10:17:20 AM by gringo »

 

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