Picking up those brushes again.

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.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sudan.. The horde is growing

 The drums have beating and the army has assembled - its now a full 6 foot wide!

All together its is now 880 foot, 36 mounted camel riders, 12 Baggara cavalry, 1 gun. There are another 120 foot on order to take me to 1000.. Then a top up of mounted to take them toward 100, and a couple more guns. So nearly there..It may be time for the main man to make his appearance too

The latest batch are shown below.





Connoissuer Miniatures - Mahdist Camel riders






28 comments:

  1. ...and is growing well, excellent job!

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  2. This is a truly megalomaniacal and psychotic project Dave!

    Great to see them all together :)

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    1. yeah - its great fun Phew!!
      They will be along to take me away shortly... !

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    2. If you were allowed to take just one of them with you which would it be?

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    3. Michael.. That would be Abdul.. You can see him 4 th row back 23rd from the right..

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  3. your like a one man Islamic insurgency :)

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  4. WOw. That is an impressive horde!

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  5. That's a proper wargames army that is!

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    1. yeah .. no itsy bitsy skimish game here!

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  6. That's about 4 times bigger than any of my armies. They look magnificent. Glad I've seen them but not met them. Gonna need more bullets

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  7. That is one heck of an army and beautifully done!

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  8. This is a great horde! And finely painted!!!

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  9. Very nice mate - growing like a quiet evolution in the sands mate!!

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  10. Good God!
    Is for your own collection or a commission.
    If your own, what rules are planned... I was guessing Black Powder?

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    1. Scott, the rules are Sands of the Sudan..for big games, available from Carlo who posted above!

      It's my collection...I intend to run very big games at the Wargames a Holiday Centre

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  11. Surely by now you qualify for some sort of volume discount? No? Perhaps sympathy and/or kudos then for bearing up so well under such an all consuming obsession. :-)

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  12. That's utterly crazy! But in a good way :-) .

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Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
10mm ACW

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff