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, 26 May 2016

Sudan - Highland Skirmishers, Commanders and Mahdist guns

After the last play test it highlighted a few items I wanted to add, some specific highlander skirmishers and some Mahdist captured Krupp guns - and a Gatling gun - or perhaps more correctly that shoud be called "Where the hell did they get that from!"

Black Watch company in skirmish order - Connoisseur Miniatures
Time to flush out the bad guys...

Also a few spare Naval Brigade figures from Connoissuer made into a skirmish order. I like these as they have the Sennet hats

Connoissuer Minatures

A command set - complete with commander in full dress regalia! - no idea who made that - it was just in the lead pile.




and the gunnery arm for the Mahdists. Enough so i can run a few games simultaneously and each have some.


22 comments:

  1. I really DO need to pay you blog more attention as you do some terrific stuff and these are no exception. Great workmanship.

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  2. Cracking stuff Dave, the gunnery looks like a formidable unit!

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  3. Excellent figures Dave, sometimes you just can't beat the older ranges.

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    1. Thanks Ray, yes they do sometimes still have that certain something

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  4. Great looking minis and presentation Dave!

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  5. Love the old school figures Dave!
    Well done, Peter

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    1. Yeah, nice bit of classic loveliness

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  6. All lovely...especially the command group. Superb!

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  7. Very nice Dave. Can never have enough skirmisherrs.

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  8. Gotta love s Sennet hat. Very nice indeed mate.

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  9. The full-dress command figure is a Connoisseur. Love the collection!
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks for that. I thought it might be.

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  10. Love your 'Where the hell did they get that from'. It would make an excellent name for a set of rules or as a random event on a set of cards and very appropriate for what you have chosen.
    Your commander certainly stands out on his white horse and really looks the part Dave.

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    1. The random event card is already made !

      Thanks Pat

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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, 28mm Stradiots

On the PREPATION table.
ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff
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