|Royal Marine Light Infantry advance along the banks of the Nile|
Two new posts within a week!
Surely not! What black magic is at work in the "Pyjamas" household to have this occur?
Yes, it is a minor miracle and I have taken the opportunity to finish the basing on some figures which I sent off to DPS to repaint about two years ago and now have finally gotten to basing.
These chaps are from, once again, the wonderful Sudan range of figures from Connoisseur and available through Bicorne Miniatures (their link is at the bottom of this page if you want to browse their wonderful catalogue and ever improving website). Originally these were painted in the blue jackets and trousers as depicted in the Osprey MAA "Sudan Campaign" book.
|Very different than the current depiction of the uniform|
However researtch that has come to light as well as various discoveries in other old wargaming magazines and online actually depict these fellows in more of a grey uniform as can be seen.
|Chaps march by under the watchful eye of their Colonel.|
|Close up to depict the level of detail still able to be picked out with a brush despite their |
being scuplted and designed decades ago. Bravo Mr Gilder!
|Still need to put a few more licks of gloss varnish onto that Nile!|
The Colonel is actually mounted on an old Hinchcliffe horse I had lying about and I think he suits the Connoisseur Colonel perfectly. Obviously the poor mare is seeking whatever it can in this god forsaken country to nibble on before heading back into camp later in the evening.
Some more refreshed Naval Brigade to follow as well as some Emirs that have been recently rebased and made ready in homage to the old photographs in Wargames World all those years ago.