Wednesday, 7 October 2020

First Frenchman for Mars

After years in planning and another unpardonably long absence from this blog, I have finally commenced my French on Mars project. Well a test figure anyway!

It’s a long way to Idaeus Fons Messieur...

We are using a Space 1889 setting with Osprey’s The Men Who Would Be Kings as our tactical rules, so I will be focusing on 12 figure units for Regular and Colonial Infantry, and 8 figure Cavalry units.

My initial French force plan is:
    2 units of Legion Etrangere infantry
    1 unit Chaseur D’Mars (mounted on Gashants)
    2 units of French trained and equipped Canal Martians Ideaues Fons
    1 units of Colonial Mounted Infantry (on Gashants)
    2 Artillery Pieces 
    1 Mitrailleuse

This is my first test fig, which is from Artizan’s March or Die range. I’m going for something simple so I can churn them out quickly. A mate is working on his British Force with the aim of us having a game in December.

Mars pour le Francias!    Mort au Prussien!

3 comments:

daveb said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing more 1889 stuff. Your test figure looks pretty sharp....a good foundation for the whole squad. Will you end up with massive hordes of martians, or is the expectation the minimum training would be colonial troops?

DLI said...

Bravo Sir.

Captain Darling said...

Champion work Sir, good selection of figures, the Legion are iconic!
Ah and good to see you posting again 😃!

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