Thursday, March 6, 2014

From DaveD: 28mm Mahdist Horsemen and Camelry (190 points)


From Dave:
So here we have the Mahdist mounted forces (19 in all) , 6 Beja camel, 12 Baggara cavalry and another leader for the cause. All 28mm Perry figures. For the Baggara I had to replace the "chocolate fireguard" Perry spears with something that will stand the test of time , so used some piano wire with flattened and shaped ends, soldered into the hands. It gives a somewhat better look and way more robust. 
This completes the Mahdist Order of Battle for 2nd El Teb at 1-20 - altogether around 600 figures , thats it for this painting season on these lads - but there is a "long" term plan to at least double the forces - well maybe treble....



Time to give them some "opponents" - this lot were well under way prior to the challenge ,so its just a taster - no points - of the advance elements of the Desert Column . 
Here we have the Camel Corps - not strictly needed for El Teb , but what self respecting gamer is not going to do the the Camel Corp?- securing the village . Followed by the RMLI and the Bravest Man in England - Colonel Fred Burnaby ( just google if you have not read of his exploits) complete with short barrel shotgun!

Beautiful work Dave. It's always wonderful to have another dose of camelry for the Challenge and these fellows certainly look the business.The appaloosa horse you did for the leader if very fine - lovely colouring. Also, I'm going to have a chat with you about this whole soldering business as I'd like to learn how to do that - superglue just doesn't cut it and I'm getting weary of spears/banners snapping loose from hands during gameplay.

These two groups of mounted Mahdist warriors will give Dave 190 points, enough for him to reach his second target and to slip into second place. 

...but I notice I have an entry waiting here from KevH so we'll have to see what happens to the rankings on the Challenge roster over the next few hours.

35 comments:

  1. You've turned in some fine work Dave and this is another winner. I still think you guys should have a Camel vs Camel duel.

    Looks like things are heating up in the battle over points. Good luck to you all!

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    1. Cheers Anne.. I may still have a few camels left in the armoury..

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  2. Fantastic painting work. Great collection!!!

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  3. Fan-bloomin-tastic! Another stunning entry Dave.

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  4. Beautiful stuff Dave. I've really got to get myself some Baggara cavalry. Seeing your just makes me want them even more. I've got that Burnaby figure too. He was a real character and no mistake!

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    1. Thanks.. Providing temptation is all part of the service.

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  5. Thanks Curt... Oh yes soldering really has it's uses.. Perhaps time to do a video post...

    Oh by the way the label on this post needs DaveD adding to it.

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  6. wow - really nicely done. I'm looking forward to the flurry of activity as we approach the finish

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    1. Cheers... I think Blizzard is more likely to be the word!

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  7. Great work Dave, that really is a great collection! Where did you get the palm trees from??

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    1. Cheers Ray.. I picked those up from a company called Products For Wargamers at Salute a couple of years ago. I have just ordered a bundle from a company in China which look pretty good so I will let you I w how they are.

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  8. Well done there, Dave!

    Burnaby in his patrol jacket is a nice touch.

    Who made the Sudanese village? Are they scratchbuilt or purchased?

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    1. Thanks Rob, the huts are resin made by Hovels.. Code number H38

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  9. This is one hell of a great looking collection Dave.
    Well done Mate..
    Superb stuff

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  10. Beautiful work Dave almost tempted to do some of these for me and kev to dabble in the period.

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    1. cheers Andrew... too right give it a go!

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  11. Fantastic work and a very impressive looking collection building up there

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  12. Camels...... actually everything looks really good, And I think you currently hold the Camel crown.

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    1. Cheers Clint... There may well be some more camels along yet!

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  13. Excellent work Dave. All the better for the awesome scenary as well.
    cheers

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