Thursday, 25 August 2011

African River Gunboat

I've been inspired some of the pictures in Le Petit Journal to do some research into colonial river gunboats for my prospective Darkest Africa forces. I quite like the idea of a French naval landing party, complete with marines, sailors and tiralleurs Senegalese. As a result, I have compiled a few contemporary illustrations of the sort of gunboat I'd like to scratchbuild in 28mm, with a few concessions due to scale and gaming practicalities. 





Zut Alors!

8 comments:

  1. You might also find this useful:
    http://pauljamesog.blogspot.com/2008/01/nile-gunboats.html

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    1. Hi Paul,

      Is it possible to view this page?

      Regards
      Michael

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  2. Great idea! - look forward to seeing this develop - my vote would be for the fifth photo down - looks like a nice big gun forward and a useful crow's nest to fire down from - kind of like the effect in the final photo....
    :-)

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  3. Good idea - Colonial African gaming isn't the same without a gunboat or two. I'm close to finishing a classic Flatiron gunboat for my own campaign. Check it out at

    http://ajstable.blogspot.com/2011_07_01_archive.html

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  4. Look forward to seeing the finished project.Could do with one myself.

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  5. Some nice pictures there and plenty of inspiration. Great stuff!

    regards WW

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  6. ...and those nice new Artizan French miniatures as well! :-)

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