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Author Topic: Weird war french soldiers gallery + renforts belges !  (Read 13307 times)

Offline karl von Mago

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Weird war french soldiers gallery + renforts belges !
« on: March 18, 2013, 11:07:35 AM »
My gallery of french soldiers for weird war two. They are an improbable mix of westwind heads and guns, wargame factory bodies, GW pouches / weapons (with some arms). There's some mage knight, confrontation and warlord bits too...

All the little family



Battle chaplain and gunner





Warbot (mage knight)





Infantry squad



Lieutenant and a lost "gendarme" (french military police, for a paint test)




Poilus divers













« Last Edit: August 29, 2014, 11:43:16 AM by karl von Mago »

Offline karl von Mago

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 11:08:45 AM »

Trench raiders - nettoyeurs de tranchées










Offline pocoloco

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 11:12:45 AM »
Wonderful!  :-* Great to see French forces, and the Weird part makes them even more exciting. Nice builds and paint jobs, trench raiders do look like business!

Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 11:20:27 AM »
Funky conversions! As has already een said great to see something different fo WWW2 games :)
Xander
Army painters thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=56540.msg671536#new
WinterApoc thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=50815.0

Offline ollv

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 04:03:35 PM »
Great ! Vive la France !  :D
Is there a reason for the "chouans" (chuan) symbol ?

Offline karl von Mago

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 04:49:48 PM »
It's my idea of french "templar style" troup to fight occult german forces of evil... No direct link with chouans, i use it more like as a christian holy sign ("sacré coeur").

And for practical purpose, i had nice red earth decals on my bitz box  ;)

Offline Rigel

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 10:57:06 PM »
Great minis, I like the gendarme, i think it's a great idea mix diferents uniforms.

Offline Amalric

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 12:49:54 AM »
Excellent conversions!  :o

I look forward to seeing them in action.
Any vehicles in mind for them?

Thanks for posting the pics.

Offline karl von Mago

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 08:01:55 AM »
WW2 french army as a lot of funny (some already "weird style" IMO)  tanks : b1bis - h39 - somua s35... but i have no idea at the moment of weird component (except the classical electic/tesla/sonic canon).
I think i will add more mech, using AT43 or dust models.   

Offline Benny

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 10:25:25 AM »
I feel inspired, i did wonder what to do with my Wargames factory figures, the heads make a huge difference and seem less german, I may do a small russina force.

Offline Penchour

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 10:56:46 AM »
Bien vu  ;) De très jolies pièces, indeed.

Offline Rigel

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 11:07:22 AM »
WW2 french army as a lot of funny (some already "weird style" IMO)  tanks : b1bis - h39 - somua s35... but i have no idea at the moment of weird component (except the classical electic/tesla/sonic canon).
I think i will add more mech, using AT43 or dust models.   


Two or three years ago I made a list for a French player for SOTR:1949, we talk to include weird things and our proposals was: Rad-wraits (survivors to a atomic bomb in France), and a great ape from the african jungle (to use like a soviet urzine).

I think you can add specialist zombie hunters troops (like gendarmes), Haitian vodoo, weird troops from indochina...

Don't forget to explore two great ideas to make french more attractives: Foreign Legion (elite mounted troops) and the "La Nueve", spanish republicans figthers enrolled in the french army, also elite.

Offline karl von Mago

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 08:12:49 PM »
Thanks all !

Rigel, you've a lot of excellent ideas :
- i will use gendarme for anti-zombi troops (i lack of objectivity with gendarmes, i'm one of them  ;)). But i'm not satisfied with the model i used for prototype (a warlord plastic german) and i'm looking for another range of plastic models. I must also find a "weird touch" for gendarme, maybe medieval pieces of armor, or "blessed" weapon" (sword, axe ?)... All ideas appreciated !
- for rad-wraith, it's hard to give a "french touch", that can be immediatly recognizable on the model, to undead style troops. And no, i don't want to use ghouls wearing baguette, croissant and beret  :P
- I have think of "napoleonic ghost", easy to make with just a paint job, or "napoleonic skeleton" mixing plactic models, but with a big conversion job.
- all colonial troops (tirailleurs senegalais, spahis, tabors...) could be a nice addition with giant ape or djinn for weird touch.
- for the légion étrangère, Dust range has "British Commandos Kill Squad", with legionnaire heads. Just a little conversion (maybe more rustic weapons) and it will be perfect.

Lot of possibility, little time !!!  ;)

Offline Penchour

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 09:40:56 AM »
what about a leashed 'Bête du Gévaudan'? Something huge and feasome, chained with an handler. Another possibility could be to have a long range cover action team : paramilitary partisan specialized in deep unedrcover missions of sabotage. Of course, the use of 'troupes coloniales' made of the various colonial ethnies is a must have, from indochinese artificers to fierce desert fighters ... not to mention a large scope of canon fodders for vanguard armies to reconquer radioactive wastelands :/

Offline Bergil

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Re: Weird war french soldiers gallery
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 10:40:04 AM »
Great work there, loads of fun to look at.

 

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