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willie

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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 10:50:20 PM »
Ok I have a very special interest in the Boxer Rebellion   :o My great Uncle was a Marine and received   his Congressional Medal of Honor there 8)    PVT  William C  Horton He was in Peking from July 21 to August  17 1900 from the Battleship Oregon for protection of the US Embassy in Peking  8) Last year I took my Daughter to the Marine Corps Museum and show her his name in the Museum . Funny thing the Marine Corps finely  gave him his good conduct Medal about 60 years latter ??? I have almost finished my Boxers. The following  is a list of the Allied Armies Austria Hungry Navy Troops  France from Indo China 11th Regiment of Marine Infantry 12 Battery Indo China 9th Regiment of Marine Infantry 13th Battery ,also Annamite and Tonkin Tirailleurs  Algerian Turcos and Cheasseurs d Afrique and  Sailors from the French Fleet. Germany 3rd Seebataillon  one battlery of Marine Horse Artillery the Kommando Detachment and Sailors from the East Asian Squadron and the East Asian Brigade. The British sent  a large portion of troops Royal Welch Fusiliers and Royal Navy and Marines and Her Majesty First Chines Regiment to parts of Northern China. As the fighting continued more Regiments from the Indian  Army where brought in. The 7th,2nd 3oth Bengal  Infantry. The 26th, 30th 22nd Bombay and No 2Co Bombay Sappers and Miners . The 1st Sikh Infantry, 24th Punjab Infantry, 3rs Madras Infantry, 1stBn 4th Gurkha Rifles, The 1st Bengal Lancers , The 1st Madras Pioneers,  No3Co Madras Sappers and Miners. :o In the next series I well deal with Italy Japan Russia USA. Willie

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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 04:46:10 PM »
I find this in my collection. Any figures from the set "Boxer Rebellion" from Berliner Zinnfiguren (formally by Grosch).
Greetings from Saxony
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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 11:53:43 AM »

Hi,


first the Boxer Rebellion was an emergency alert for the colonial powers.
So they did send available troops in a hurry.


There were the big russian and japanese contigents. They did wear home service dress for the summer.
For the russians it is possible to use the figures of the WWI or the russo-japanese war of 1905.
The russian infantery and artillery in white litewkas. And the cossaks in blue or green. Donkosaks in blue, Terek cossaks in green.
The japanese same uniform as of 1905 - all in blue.
The british did send in the first wave a lot of Indian troops. It is reported that a Punjab soldier was the first one who entered the City of Peking through one of the gates.
(It was a storming of different City gates by the contigents and later confusing street figthing).
This Indian troops did wear their Khaki uniforms.
The Royal Marines like this https://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2F736x%2F71%2F9f%2Fd1%2F719fd1eca30efbc121ea9de271f33c2b--la-rebel-boxer.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.co.uk%2Fexplore%2Froyal-marines-uniform%2F&docid=gVNchfKaucWXiM&tbnid=inKUsxye0qvR9M%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjXhZrir7LZAhUPb1AKHZzRCaAQMwhEKAowCg..i&w=169&h=225&bih=918&biw=1920&q=british%20marines%201900&ved=0ahUKEwjXhZrir7LZAhUPb1AKHZzRCaAQMwhEKAowCg&iact=mrc&uact=8


The ship detachments sailor uniforms with straw hats. (Ochel fiugures are good)


The French marines did have the colonial uniform- blue uniformcoat. white trousers  with a white  helmet (for Tropical climate) The use of britich Regulars (same at Ochel) is possible with the difference that the French have nearly knee high boots.
Later colonial troops from afria did arrive. That were Zouaves and trailleurs senegalais.
The detachments from the ships were the matelots with their famous uniforms - the blue cap with the red bommel.
But there is a strong possibity that whiet Tropical helmets were worn, too.


For the Germans there are the marines from Berliner Zinnfiguren. But it is reported that the dtachments from the ships did wear their blue homeserviec uniforms.
They were first in figthing in Tientsin were they did have problems with the heat. They had to go this way to Peking, too.
The III. Seebataillon remained in Tsingtau.
Later the contigent witch arrived wit Graf Waldersee did have nearly same uniforms same the uniforms of the Schutztruppe (Ochel and others have them) in German-Southwest Afrika.
But I did see some photos with officers of the contigent with Pickelhaube. No joke.


For the americans it is possible to use 30mm flats  from the Indian wars. But they did wear garters instead of boots. Figures of WWI are possible, but at his time they did have another Equipment and differen backpacks. It is up to the figure.


For the austrians and the Italien I do not have closer informations.


By the way the boxer Rebellion did not end with the conquest of Peking. It lasted many month more. There was heavy figthing in Mandschuria. In Autumn and Winter the  antiboxer Troops did wear their wintercloses. In this figths were especially russsian, german and japanes troops involved.


In the south was some uprisin of Course. The French and the British did manage it with their lokal troops.


Regard
Zinnmartina



willie

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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2018, 09:34:08 PM »
Thanks very much Bob 8) Willie

BobLeighton

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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 03:41:11 PM »

If you look on German E bay they have a large collection of Boxer figures on offer. The Vendors name is schlampe8 sorry cant tie in web page current price is 1 Eur. with 9 days to go.
Maybe of use
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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 03:30:37 PM »

Also look at Berliner Zinnfiguren they have two sets at least one of Boxers and German Marine Infantry, both in fighting poses.
Could you also not look at American troops for the late Indian Wars, basically the same uniforms??


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willie

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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 03:27:24 PM »
Thanks Bob Is Heinrichsen have a web page I have had my Boxers for over 50 years got them in 1965 :o I well try the Australians I know at this time the Montana hat was just coming in to the US Army and Marines. Willie

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Re: Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 03:06:48 PM »

Suggest you look at Ochel's listings as they covered the Colonial Wars, and you should be able to use figures from the Zulu War suitably repainted.
I would think that Australian troops of the First war could be repainted to represent the Americans, almost the same slouch hats, perhaps you will need to reduce the point  to the hat.
Heinrichsen of course covered this war and there has been several sets of Boxers offered recently on German E Bay
Ochel certainly has Royal Navy figures wearing the Sennet hat (Straw hats) which I am sure would be suitable for the Chinese wars.
Hope this helps
Bob

willie

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Troops from the Boxer Rebellion
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 10:13:56 AM »
I have been working on a set of Chines Boxers :o I asked about a year ago about Royal Navy troops and you gave me information about those figures. I know where I can fine Russian and Japanese . So today I was looking in the Gallery pictures and came across a picture of US Infantry WW 1 , After looking closely  at them I think I could paint them USMC during the Rebellion . I think I could use the sailors sets for Austrian, Russian troops. The Imperial German Navy there is a set and build my own German Marines. I don't know about French Marines or Navy and Italians and British Indian Troops Royal Marines. I found the Chines Temple dogs I was looking for :o So if you know who makes what please let me know . Willie

 

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