A veteran Challenger, Phil starts his gambit with a fine group of Mahdists (also serving in response to Michael's previous Indian Mutiny figures).
I start my tally with these six Perry plastic Mahdists. I started with a larger batch but realised part way through that I wasn't going to get them all done before the weekend. Two Nile Arab riflemen and four Beja tribesmen to bolster my existing units - I'd like to get them all to 10.
The skin as always has been done according to the guide on the Perry website, involving a dark grey base and multiple washes, and the jibbehs a mixture of off-white and tan shades.
With over 40 foot Mahdists completed already, I've started converting some, including three of this lot. I'm also trying to add details like coloured hems for more variety. The flag is from Flag Dude, it isn't glued on to this fella as I need some more and would like to use these large ones for command stands and pick up some slightly smaller ones for standard bearers in units.
Great work Phil! You must have enough of these fellows to play some larger Black Powder games now.
These six Mahdi will give Phil a base of 30 points but I'm adding another 3 for the conversions that he's done. This will help to close the gap with Michael for your Victorian Duel.