6 March 2016

"Fuzzy Wuzzy" reinforcements are based - finally!"



Fuzzy Wuzzies on the march


"We fought with many men across the seas,
An some of em'was brave and some was not:
The Pathan an'the Zulu an'Burmese:
But the Fuzzy was the finest o' the lot."



After what seemed an eternity I finally managed to get my elf organised and away from other projects to reinvigorate the Sudan collection.  This is a constantly moving feast for me with many figures awaiting painting, basing and/or replacing or touching up.

These particular fellows are from the wonderful Peter Gilder designed Connoisseur Sudan range from the shelves of Bicorne Miniatures


Looking quite fearsome as they advance upon the enemy - love the crouching figures.
 For anyone who has played the rules in the old Wargames Holiday Centre days or who has indeed purchased a copy of the rules recently, one knows that you go through the Ansar, Hadendowah and Fuzzy Wuzzies at a potential rate of knots.

Though it is very, very easy to recycle them through, I do like to have some massed formations available for games with friends purely for "dramatic effect"! 

As always, these are based seven to ten figures a base as originally detailed from Peter Gilder in order to get maximum bang for your buck.   No matter how many figures care actually on the base, they still represent 100 men or ten figures.

With such big formations possible in these games, the ability to move 80 figures with the push of only eight bases is a wonderful time saver!

You can never have enough of the airy enemy when playing The Sands of Sudan.

Connoisseur figures available through Bicorne Miniatures - designed and sculpted by Peter Gilder


Slightly wobbly spears which I claim is a result of the local wood - certainly not bendy white metal!!
As a reminder we still have some sets of the rules available from the last run and will be setting off for another major Third print run in April or May.

I also will make every effort to start to post a couple of small scenarios to be played through and get some feedback from before the major publication of the Campaign rules and a scenario book later on.

This post is also present on my generic wargaming blog "With Pyjamas through a whiff of Grapeshot".  Pop over if you would like to have a look:

With Pyjamas through a whiff of grapeshot

Next time I hope to have some refreshed Naval Brigade and repainted Royal Marine Light Infantry to post on the blog.

Until then.

16 comments:

  1. Nice post and very impressive figures...eyes are outstanding!

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    1. Cheers Phil - greatly appreciated.

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    1. Thanks Gordon. Like I said you can never have enough Fuzzies.

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  3. Lovely work there Carlo. We played your Sands of the Sudan today but with Zulus. Played very well and the lads had a ball. I have posted a few images on my FB page but not the blog. https://www.facebook.com/eliteminiaturesaustralia/?ref=hl

    Regards

    Nathan

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    1. Excellent Nathan. I went looking for the piston FB but my technical skill set left me stranded. Will try again today.

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  4. Excellent, Carlo! There's nothing like a huge band of Fuzzy-Wuzzy appearing over a rise to strike a chill down the spine of the Imperial gamer.

    So ’ere ’s to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your ’ome in the Soudan;
    You ’re a pore benighted ’eathen but a first-class fightin’ man;
    An’ ’ere ’s to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your ’ayrick ’ead of ’air—
    You big black boundin’ beggar—for you broke a British square!

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    1. Thank you AJ - I have been a bit slack on the Sudan this year however promise to do better!

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  5. That is a truly impressive sight!

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    1. Unless your about to be hit by the wave of Mahdist anger Michael.

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  6. Tricky skin tones mate but you've definitely nailed 'em. That's the problem with basing don't you reckon? We want the unit to be finished when the painting is done BUT there's still sooooo much work to do. Glad they are up and at 'em.

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    1. Thanks so much Greg. Very pleased you like them mate and your absolutely correct on basing.

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  7. The Gilder figures are timeless and look awesome. Nice basing work !

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    1. Cheers Jim - they certainly still hold their own which is incredible when you think they are nearly 40 years old.

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  8. Nice to see a decent band of reinforcements!

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    1. Thanks Dave - need to get them all out for an Easter Sunday muster!

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