Mind, for my Turkish readers they are NOT exotic at all… this is one of the pitfalls of the so called “civilization” the “foreigner” is “exotic” to say the least… and our “boys” the right one’s… so many REAL WARS have been born of that delusion that it makes your senses dull.
Nowadays I have not a single Zulu, Dervish, Pathan, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Boxer, Touareg, Boer, or whatever supposed foe to fight my Imperialist troops… I prefer to fight between two Imperialist forces… so, If you have the BEAU GESTE syndrome (you compulsorily collect French Foreign legion soldiers) and are a fan (stupidly enough!) of the British Empire… (The 4 feathers and all that)… I think it is better to make them clash (after all before the Entente Cordiale they indulged in it quite often enough) in the desert… FASHODA like but with a difference!… Kitchener had 1500 soldiers, and Marchand 150 (only 10 or 15 of them “white”… so it was no contest and a quite intelligent affair… with restraint etc. NOT for me … in my book of wargames a la AGW the fRench in Algeria expand to Libia instead of Morocco and the brits feel the Channel (Suez) menaced… perfect scenario instead of Dorking!… to be fair I already posses the 54mm armies and would have to start from scratch to do Dorking… (I do that with Playmobils a la Wells… firing Playmobil cannons etc)… hope my grandchildren enjoy the adrenalin and learn that the PBI never actually WINS a War… and 99% of Heroes are DEAD.
Uf quite a long “talk” today… really tired of “preaching”… was not my intention at all mind.
Looks like the picture (or a still-frame) of a Movie uh? damn clever craftsmanship if you ask me… British Wargames Conventions are a must go place someday somehow somewhere… only attended a couple myself Salute (London) and To The Redoubt (Eastbourne)… a fantastic experience IMHO.
Not more because I live about 900 miles away from them…
Today’s pic is a reminder of what we really do… nothing to do with REAL WAR who should be banished IMHO… those unable to distinguish between those concepts are to be pitied. I guess genetically programed to fight to survive it is very difficult to do not fall into the Von Clausewitz’s trap … it is not right to pursue diplomacy and politics by “other means” and that’s that.
I was rather laconic yesterday (health issues)… nothing to worry about too much I guess. It is not always fun to be seventy.
Today I will show you what excellent service means… You ask for some French Foreign Legion castings with a detailed note explaining what you want… then Antony from IMPERIAL/DORSET SOLDIERS takes the trouble to send you the pics of them TO BE SURE the match is OK.
You can not ask for more!
I will be back buying from them in a monthly basis… already other orders are on the pipeline. You can not have a better deal!