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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sudan - Last of the Baggara cavalry and the army completed.

ts been a week of horseflesh and riders (well the horses were done 3 weeks ago with oils) to complete the FINAL (honest....) unit for the Mahdist forces. This is 39 Baggara cavalry and a mounted commander to add to the existing 32 - so a total of 72 cavalry.



they are all Perry miniatures. Each of the spear carriers has had a flattened sharpened short spear soldered in the riders hand to make them more durable as the supplied spear is way too bendy and thick. So these lads have a tendency to "bite" you - or get stuck up your finger nail if you don't treat them with respect!


All 72 together :-


and the whole army completed over the various winter challenges  all laid out...


and a short video review of it. 



This completes the Mahdist forces. This will let me run multiple simultaneous battles , or really increase the figure scale for a large one.

I still have lots of different options still do to for the Imperials, Egyptian and Sudanese units which will keep me busy for a while.

The battle of 2nd EL-Teb is planned for the weekend after next using Black Powder rules (a first run out using these for me)

27 comments:

  1. Lovely work Dave, but you know you want to add 28 more to make a round hundred for them! :)

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  2. Impressive. And all to such a high standard.

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  3. Simply stunning Dave, fabulous achievement Sir.

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  4. I really like that command chappie in front of the cavarly. The colours and overall look are very well done.

    Will you be having to hire a van to transport all the stuff, however? Sack barrow, too?

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    1. Cheers Roy.... h us I have a sack barrow for moving them already ... and am planning a bigger car purchase later in the Year!

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  5. Now that is an army! Brilliant job!

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  6. Wow, that's brilliant. I couldn't have gotten that many painted (the whole army, that is), much less to that level, in anything less than a year. Nicely done, sir.

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  7. great brushworks and you must certainly have a relief to have this force ready for action!

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    1. yes glad to be finished those now . looking forward to more of their opponents

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  8. That's some force, I pity the Imperialist until they get their reinforcements

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    1. oh I think they will be able to handle things... now the Egyptians...that may be another matter

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    2. I was quite taken with the couple of Egyptian units that were garrisoning the village, at the Shildon show. I keep meaning to do a brief google search for some more info on them, as, just out of interest, I'd like to know a bit more.

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    3. Roy ... start from 1882 and the reasons for the battle of Tel EL Kebir

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  9. Looks wonderful Dave - can never have enough cavalry mate.

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  10. Well done!

    A force to aspire to. Where did you get the dowh from?

    Mark

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