14 July 2016

"Steady lads, wait for it...wait for it..."

Wonderfully colourful Ansar formation prepare to hit the corner of the square!

A quick post to highlight one of my favourite shots when we were putting together "The Sands of Sudan" rules.  This one portrays a particularly colourful and enthusiastic group of Mahdist spears preparing to assault the Imperial square.  This side is defended by four companies of the "Yorks and Lancs" as well as a Gardener gun and a Naval escort.


Once again the beautiful proportions of the Connoisseur Miniatures from an anatomical and aesthetic perspective are wonderful.


Dismounted infantry on the other side of the square
At present I am preparing a summary of some "Optional Rules" that have come in from around the globe in recent months to include in a future edition of he rules as well as into the planned campaign and scenario supplement once that gets up some momentum again.

17 comments:

  1. Most impressive pictures, and minis, I do like the lines of dismounted infantry...

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    1. Thank you Phil. They are a wonderful set of sculpts and paint up very well indeed.

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    1. Cheers AJ. Love the colour in the horde of Mahdists. Fantastically fierce warriors and when you think about the technological gap between themselves and the British Colonial troops, their efforts and successes were nothing short of marvellous.

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    1. Why thank you kindly Mr Docherty. Always a pleasure to have you pop by...

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    1. Hi Gerry and I hope you are very well mate. Yes, could be an ideal time to clear the old throat I think. Just had the thought of the firing squad scene in Blackadder goes Forth when he is about to be shot for eating Melchits pigeon and the y cant quite get the "ready, aim, fire" timing quite right.

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    1. Thanks Nathan. Great to see you made it back from PNG safely and in one piece mate. Any wargaming planned for this weekend?

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  6. Looking again , I feel the need to set up some mass photographs!

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    1. Go with that feeling Dave - it always looks great and your lads would be the buisness mate!

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    1. Cheers James. Young Lance took these a while back and I think they needed another look for sure.

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  8. Hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes......The dismounted infantry officer with his hand up in the air about to give the signal to fire, captures this moment very nicely.

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    1. Thanks Pat - yes I think this is the range for Gilder double big battles mate. After all he did design the figures for exactly this kind of mass units action etc.

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  9. Looking again , I feel the need to set up some mass photographs!
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