Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.
I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.
I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.
I have finished up the remaining mounted troops for the Mahdists that were in the lead pile. This consisted of 12 Baggara Cavalry , and 12 rifle armed Beja camel riders - both lots by Perry. This take the total mounted force to 80 figures altogether - not far of the original intent of 100. I might go for 50 Baggara , and 75 camels.
All the mounted out for a ride...
the new camel riders
the new Baggara.
The lead pile for the Sudan is steadily shrinking - may need a top up!
I am taking the Sudan game to the "Muster on the Parade Ground" show at Stockon on Tees on the 9th of July. I have recently add a display banner for it.It is A4 size pull up . I thought the Mahdi would make a good picture to use. So here it is - sourced from Display Signs Direct
And while mooching around on e-bay looking for something I came across a replica Sun Hat /Pith helmet for the period too - maybe I will make the column commander wear it!
I may have to tea stain it bit more to give a more lived in appearance.
I also recieved a parcel from that fine chap Gary Amos (Happy Valley) of Sudan related books found while clearing his loft - donated free to a good home! Thanks Gary , much appreciated and fine additons to the library.
Meanwhile work still continues on extra mounted troops for the Mahdist forces.. more next time