|Regimental Colonel for the Egyptians - this is actually a wonderful figure from Cannon fodder Miniatures.|
As mentioned in the last post you can never have enough regimental commanders in the Sudan games we play.
I recently decided to rebase a few older figures I have had for a while off their rectangular bases onto a more uniques circular base which would make them stand out from standard squarish, straight sided bases that all other troops are mounted on.
|Another view of Colonel Mustaffa|
The figure above was actually sculpted and designed by the very clever Greg Blake of the very clever Cannon Fodder Miniatures. It is actually based upon the Confederate General William Loring. He lost his arm in the Mexican -American War leading a cavalry charge in 1846.
After the Civil War he was made Inspector General of the Egyptian army.
This figure is painted not to represent Loring however but another unnamed wiry veteran of the Egyptian Officer Corps who may have lost his arm in a skirmish with the British in 1882.
The figure is a favourite and full of character.
|Redoubt Egyptian mounted officer|
The second fellow is from the Redoubt Sudan range and represents a portly Egyptian officer who I like to think prefers riding to walking every day of the week.
Redoubt carry a lovely range of figures for this period and though not as popular as some other ranges (Connoisseur is always my favourite) they have some great vignettes and equipment which you will not be disappointed in.