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1 Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:29 am

What would you use to represent a French Milice squad?

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2 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:07 am

Hmmm.

They seem to have worn a blue uniform (with a brown shirt) that looks a bit German, used captured British weapons, and either a blue beret or a French helmet.

From the pictures I can find online they definitely don't have the French style greatcoat, puttees, webbing etc.

So... if I was building it for regular use, I'd probably go for using plastic Bolt Action Germans, using British weapon sprues, and I guess ignore the French helmet bit and give them all berets (you could even make those with green stuff with a bit of practice). I'm not aware of anywhere that does separate heads or helmets for the French helmet and they're quite distinctive.

If it was just for a one-off in a scenario or something, maybe just use some of my partisans!

Why do you ask, are they in one of the campaign books?

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3 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:28 am

I can have a squad in the anti partizan list. Inexperienced. Fancied doing them for some variety. Artisan do so marquis in berets, winder if they might do?

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4 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:47 am

The wikipedia page for them is quite descriptive, there's some good pictures of them in uniform around the place too.

You could probably get away with using maquis models, if you keep all the colours right. Once they're actually on duty I suspect the uniform starts to get more slapdash - one of the pictures I found shows a guy guarding some prisoners and he appears to have a civilian shirt under his uniform jacket, for example.

Alternatively maybe you could convert british commandos or something? They might have too much webbing and stuff though.

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5 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:51 am

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I've seen French helmeted heads somewhere. Let me do some research and I'll get back to you.

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6 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:07 am

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Here you go...Woodbine Designs Adrien Helmets. Is that correct?

http://www.grippingbeast.com/FRN11_French_Head_Sprues--product--4045.html

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7 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:47 am

Hmm, hard to know when there's no picture! Quite a few of the pics show them with berets so I may go with that. Will have a bit more of a Google!

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8 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:18 am

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9 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:36 am

Kieron wrote:Here you go...Woodbine Designs Adrien Helmets. Is that correct?

http://www.grippingbeast.com/FRN11_French_Head_Sprues--product--4045.html

Adrian helmet is right. Those are ww1 but I think they stayed the same. Would look good that way - german body, french head, british weapon. Would be metal heads on a plastic body but should be ok.

According to the Wikipedia page they wore the helmet in combat.

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10 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:37 am


Yeah, file the badges off. I'd do a mix of those and the helmets if it were me.

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11 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:38 am

Yeah, just read that. Might order some of the heads to pick up at triples

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12 Re: Matt! Question! on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:40 am

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Woodbine are really good sculpts too. Those farmers I did for VBCW are Woodbine Designs.

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13 Re: Matt! Question! on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:53 pm

Just had another look at the gipping beast heads, doesn't even tell you how many you get!

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14 Re: Matt! Question! on Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:59 pm

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That's awkward. Email them?

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15 Re: Matt! Question! on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:55 am

Sprues of 5! They've changed it on the website now...

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