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16 replies to this topic  – Started by Commodore Hornbricker , Feb 22 2011 06:25 PM

Poll: Which French Soldier do you prefer? (36 member(s) have cast votes)

Which French Soldier Do You Prefer?

  1. Soldier with RED Pants (5 votes [13.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.89%

  2. Soldier with WHITE Pants (26 votes [72.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 72.22%

  3. I cannot vote for any Bluecoat! (5 votes [13.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.89%

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#1 Commodore Hornbricker

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

I have been doing some army building lately.  It is something I always end up doing when I don't have the time for a larger building project.  I can't decide which version of my French Soldier I like better and decided to get some feed back.  Plus I haven't posted anything in ages and didn't want to be forgotten.

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#2 woody64

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:34 PM

For Napoloenic area use:
- white for line infantry
- dark blue for light infantry and artillery

If you are more going for the 1870s then use the red one

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:07 PM

Good to see you around again. I like the white one....
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

Awww, dont worry, you havent been forgotten, at least i havent. :pir_laugh2:  I have missed you a bit, so good to see at you still logg in some times.
But on to the topic, i like the white legs much more than the red ones. I think it looks much more better than the redones, even at the red pants were used in French army once. Oh, and if you dont know yet, (Sorry, this is again a bit off topic. Wont do this again!) Got the cards wich you sended. :pir-classic: Just wanted you to know that.

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#5 Admiral Byrd

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:59 AM

I voted for the "White" pants, but I really like the red ones too. I feel however, that the red pants (all realism aside) would be a bit "too much" if there were an entire army of them. I would recommend using the "Red" pants on maybe your color guard or even on officers to distinguish them and give them a special look. :bonaparte:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:43 AM

The red pants just look off a little.  White is my vote.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:31 AM

Yeah, the red pants are more typical of the mid 1800's. They belong to the Zouave uniform:

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:21 AM

White pants all the way!
should this be in the "Pirate MOC" section though?

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#9 Commodore Hornbricker

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:10 PM

It looks like white is the overwhelming victor.  I have to agree, though there is something interesting about the red pants.  I hated them at first but they kind of grew on me.  I am going to do 50 with red pants and 150 with white pants.  

My armies aren't really meant to be copies of the real thing.  I like them to still have more of a Lego pirates theme feel.  Thanks for the feed back everyone!  Here is a quick picture of the current state of the new French army and my new Spanish army as they are being built up.  I need more epaulettes.  I always need more epaulettes!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:59 PM

You really mean business with your army building project! Its not very often that we get to see a big Spaniard army. How many are there?

View PostCommodore Hornbricker, on 22 February 2011 - 06:25 PM, said:

Plus I haven't posted anything in ages and didn't want to be forgotten.
You.....forgotten? :pir-laugh:

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#11 Commodore Hornbricker

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

View PostRatshot, on 25 February 2011 - 08:59 PM, said:

You really mean business with your army building project! Its not very often that we get to see a big Spaniard army. How many are there?
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I haven't made the final count yet but there should be about 250 in the new French Army and about the same number in the Spanish.  I have lots of extra gold hooks.  I forgot I'd have to replace those with hands on all those torsos!  I just ordered another batch of red and black epaulettes and heads so at some point I just need about 500 muskets and the armies should be complete, although I may come up a little short on plain shakos too.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:13 AM

More picks! Those are awesome!

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:17 AM

I like white. The red just looks weird.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

Hmm... Well personally I would prefer blue trousers with blue coat, but surely not red because those are too glaring... :pir-hmpf:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:16 PM

I voted for red. :pir-classic:
I think you could use red as sort of elite while white are just normal soldiers. :pir-sceptic:


View PostCommodore Hornbricker, on 24 February 2011 - 06:10 PM, said:

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So many hulls. :pir-cry_happy: Are you building with them all or are you just saving them in case you have an idea. :pir-sceptic:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:16 PM

I voted for red. :pir-classic:
I think you could use red as sort of elite while white are just normal soldiers. :pir-sceptic:


View PostCommodore Hornbricker, on 24 February 2011 - 06:10 PM, said:

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So many hulls. :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:01 PM

View Postlt.Gonville brickhead, on 08 March 2011 - 11:16 PM, said:

So many hulls. :pir-cry_happy:

Yeah, doesn't look like building a fleet is easy; and even less like the Commodore is going to finish it any time soon.  :pir-hmpf_bad:

But it's a very ambitious project and that's just what this forum needs! Let's hope we're going to see more of it.

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