The Sands of the Sudan rules allow for very large units - it is an old school Grand Manner style set so I thought it was time for a big battalion ,this one to be a guards unit, and who better to have their red coats on. With the recent Perry release of some suitable plastic infantry it offered the opportunity to do a large unit with lots of variety to it. Its 60 figures in close order , a mounted officer , and 8 figures on two open order skirmish bases.
Another feature or lack of it in the Sudan campaigns was the fact that British units no longer carried any standards in battle. I have followed this for the army overall - but I thought well perhaps just this one might be nice to have. So I have done a standard bearer as separate figure complete with dog. The army had also moved over to a smaller size flag at this time with changes in the early 1880's - but hell if I am having one let's make it a big one, courtesy of a slightly earlier pattern Queens colour from my stash of GMB flags.
|Open order company|
|I could not resist a black and white shot- for the newspapers!|