First up - Young Winston , complete with his classic broom handled Mauser . The figure is a Wargames Foundry mounted infantry officer to which I removed the arm and added in one with a Mauser from a Statuseque Miniatures pulp figure , quick bit of soldering and file - job done . The horse was a Perry one from the lead pile .
Next are 4 maxim guns - the introduction of a reliable machine gun was a game changer in colonial wars , and in the wars of the 20th century . To quote Hilaire Belloc “Whatever happens , we have the maxim gun and they do not “ .
These are maxim teams by Wargames Foundry . For two of them I added them to some spare small gun carriages (long languished in the lead pile - from Irregular I think) , and add a plasticard gun shield . I have added in some figures from the WF Imperial heroes set too .
next up a top up more Mahdists !