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Completed 40mm, Bombardiers de-la-Marine, 1755

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Feb 11, 2020 at 9:46 PM.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Hello folks,
    Just finished this little vignette of the Bombardiers during the seven year's war.
    The 3 figures are from Triguard miniatures ( AWI series) one french fusilier and 2 colonial gunners, all converted to resemble the uniform worn by these naval troops in the 1750's.
    Origin and History

    Two companies were formed in 1682 to serve aboard the newly created bomb-ketches; one company at Brest and another one at Toulon. In 1694, a third company was formed in Rochefort.

    The bombardiers de la Marine were elite troops and were not submitted to military exercices. They did not consider themselves as soldiers but rather as experts of naval artillery in general and mortars in particular.

    In 1761, the unit was disbanded.

    In January 1762, a few companies of the Corps Royal de l'Artillerie were appointed to the service of the French Navy. They were desiganted as the Bombardiers du Corps Royal de l'Artillerie.

    In 1774, Choiseul reinstated the unit of Bombardiers de la Marine. These new companies had blue uniforms.

    In 1786, the three companies of Bombardiers de la Marine were disbanded for good and replaced by the Canonniers-matelots (sailors-gunners

    Cheers!

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  2. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Great job, like so much your figures. Well balanced vignette.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Daniel

    Thanks for sharing this ...all 3 figures look great and all painted well , presented the same ...as we have seen in your updates ...some pretty nifty putty work as well

    Enjoy the next project my friend

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Wonderful work

    Mobo
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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great vignette.

    marc
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  6. Henkm Active Member

    That turned out very beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    Henk
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Daniel,
    A nice finish and a well painted little diorama. Well done my friend.
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  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful vignette Daniel! Nicely converted and painted. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  9. Gary_81 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely diorama I really like your ground work it sets off the whole piece perfectly.

    Gary
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Gary, Bob, ken, Henik, Marc, Mobo, Kev and Francesco, thank you so much for your comments !
    Cheers

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