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Completed 40mm Bombardiers et Corps Royal de La Marine, Yorktown 1781

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MarquisMini, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Hello folks, i have finished these bombardiers and marine infantry sergeant guarding a gun position and supplies.
    Here is a little history of these Naval troops
    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.


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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    These Marines look great around the gun Daniel.
    Good work Mate
    Keith
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  4. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lovely - they look great by the gun.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  5. John Bowery A Fixture

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    You do a cracking job on these little fellows.
    Cheers
    John
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  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Thanks mate, i am very happy with the result.
    I was afraid of painting wood and metals, but very happy with what they look.
    Cheers
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    Thanks Huw :)
  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Cheers John :)
  9. marco55 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent,excellent.(y)
    Mark
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Daniel , Daniel, Daniel ....

    I am moving near you so I can see your wonderful figures close up !

    What a result , love the painting and the cannon etc has worked really well ......as for the chaps they look just right ...all have their own personality .

    Great stuff and thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  11. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Thank you Mark !
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks for your kind words mate :)
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