Category Archives: Legion Forts

4th Day of Christmas: 4 Foreign Legion Forts

Here are some scale model Foreign Legion forts a la Zinderneuf. Modular 3D Printed.  This one appeared on Facebook and it’s really well done but I’m can’t find the original post.  It appears in some large wargame tables so I’m … Continue reading

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Kickstarter for “The Compleat Beau Geste”

They say December is the month for “giving” which I tend to agree with…but December is also the gift “getting” season and who better to give a gift to than yourself.  In this case I highly recommend readers back The … Continue reading

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French Blockhouses – Part 3: Africa

This post gave me a serious bout of writer’s block and I’m just going to post it now to get it out of the way and move on to other things.  The subject matter was far greater than I thought … Continue reading

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French Blockhouses – Part 1: Indochina 1880-1945

Note: This post and two others that follow will attempt to give some insight into the French use of blockhouses.  Since I’m not an expert on the topic I won’t go too far into the weeds of the technical aspects … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for January 2017

January was a pretty slow month as far as news, press releases and interesting items related to the Foreign Legion.  Here is what I have been able to cobble together…. 1. Foreign Legion Forts on eBay.  I admit to shamelessly … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for March 2016

A day late again on this one and I also have no reason to post this on April Fools Day since there is nothing foolish here.  Here are some random things I’ve found over the month related to the French … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for July 2015

A little late on this post but here are some of the Foreign Legion related items I’ve come across in July. 1. Dark Mystique of French Foreign Legion.  A short AFP article on the Foreign Legion recently appeared on Yahoo … Continue reading

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The Road of Death

Here is a short article written and illustrated by Howard Brodie for Collier’s, January 1951 issue.  It is illustrative of the French position in Indochina in 1950 as it became increasingly dangerous as small scale combat flared up along the … Continue reading

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Some Desert Forts

Here is a random selection of North African desert forts… Adam, a loyal reader of this blog, kindly provided me with pictures of his Foreign Legion desert outpost.  He says that “the basic structure is foamcore with a plaster skin; … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for January 2015

hodgepodge (\ˈhäj-ˌpäj\): a mixture of different things; often a confused mixture of things that don’t go together.  Alteration of hotchpotch (a mutton stew with mixed vegetables) Well this months mixture does have a unifying theme–as always, the French Foreign Legion. … Continue reading

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