Imperial Soldiers Archive

95 Scurvy Dogs!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

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95 Scurvy Dogs

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008


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Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Imperial Soldiers

Sunday, January 1st, 2006


Imperial Soldiers were the first men of authority in the LEGO pirate worldImperial Soldier

The Imperial Soldier was the backbone of the imperial forces before the Imperial Guards led by Governor Broadside came into the picture. Like their red counterparts, the Imperial Soldiers wore shakos, some of the most rare LEGO&reg pieces currently on the Bricklink market.

They appeared in the sets 6271 Eldorado Fortress, 6267 Lagoon Lock-up, 6265 Sabre Island, 6273 Rock Island Refuge, 6259 Broadside's Brig, 6270 Forbidden Island and 6251 Pirate Minifigures.

They constantly fought battles with Captain Redbeard, but by the time Ironhook came into the picture, the Imperial Guards had already taken control of the seas. Or so they thought. Captain Redbeard had come back in the last few years of the Classic Pirate line and the Imperial Armada was left to repel him and his pirates. Perhaps the Imperial Soldiers should have returned to tame the pirates...

Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Lt. de Martinet

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Lt. de Martinet

As second in command of the imperial soldiers under Governor Broadside, Lt. de Marinet was constantly kept busy fighting off pirates, in particular Captain Redbeard.

Lt. de  Marinet seemed to be a very adventurous minifig, appearing in many sets including 6258 Broadside's Brig, 6265 Sabre Island, 6267 Lagoon Lockup and 6276 Eldorado Fortress. He was quite a successful leader too, serving under Governor Broadside from 1989 to 1991 when the Soldiers were finally driven out of power by the Imperial Guards led by Admiral Woodhouse.

He was always destined for adventure, and when he was given the flick by the Imperial Guards, he allegedly became a merchant captain of a small trading ship in 6277 Imperial Trading Post as Steve before joining the crew of 6286 Skull's Eye Schooner.

Classic Pirate Minifigures ~ Governor Broadside

Sunday, January 1st, 2006


Governer Broadside

Clearly a man of class, Governor Broadside was a hero to all the innocent minifigs of the era. Fighting off the likes of Captain Redbeard, he and his imperials had it pretty tough.

Although Captain Redbeard was in almost every pirate set released, Broadside only appeared in two of the larger sets, 6276 Eldorado Fortress and 6274 Caribbean Clipper. However, his second in command, Lt. de Martinet, was in all sets with the exeption of 6274 Caribbean Clipper.

He was a more than capable match for his pirate counterpart, and it was sad to see him go in 1991 after a reign lasting all the way from 1989. However, no-one is sure what happened to him. Perhaps he returned to his home when the Imperial Gaurds, led by Admiral Woodhouse, took over. Perhaps he remained a governor. We may never know. But what we do know is that he was a legend in the Classic Pirate line, and he will be remembered by AFOLs and minifigs alike.

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