North Star: 1790s French Sailors Preview
Northstar zeigt ein Preview für französische Seeleute aus den 1790ern.
Französische Seeleute – 1790er – Preview
Coming in March. Trent Miniatures French Sailors for the 1790s.
(Source: Osprey Warrior series #97 French Warship Crews)
There are 4 different body positions, one of which has a choice of plug-in left hands, either holding pistol or boarding axe.
There are 5 different heads, supplied separate to enable lots of variety. A wee bit of drilling is necessary through the hands of the figures with boarding pike – best done with a pin vice rather than a power drill, and very easy.
French sailors had no regulation uniform at this time, so these chaps could be seamen of other nationalities, or augment a pirate crew.
In June 1793 about 2000 French sailors, led by the newly arrived Royalist governor of St Domingue attacked the colony’s principal port, Le Cap, defended by the Republican commissioners. In 2 days of savage street fighting, involving also the National Guard and several thousand revolting slaves, 90% of the town was burnt down, before the Governor and his sailors were beaten back to their ships. Someone noted that, whilst the sailors were good fighters, as more buildings having stores of liquor were „liberated“ so their inclination and ability to fight diminished! So, there’s your tactic with sailors – aim for a quick victory!
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