9 July 2018

28mm Connoisseur Sudan Collection - taking stock



The cupboard is far from bare!  The lads awaiting another outing.



With the exciting news that Mark Freeth and Dave Docherty are taking the Sudan back to its spiritual home at the Wargames Holiday Centre for a Sudan mini-campaign week, I thought I would quickly have a look through the collection and see what additions may be required.


Anyone who looks on at Daves excellent One man and his brushes blog would see his Sudan collection is absolutely sensational.  He and Mark intend to put on a campaign week with a mix of "The Sands of Sudan" and "Blackpowder" in order to even further expose this great Colonial period to more wargamers globally.


Well done that man!


With that in mind I thought I would do a quick stocktake myself and see whats in the cupboard and what else needs a bit of work.


The first of the shelves heaving with Mahdist Camels and cavalry


The mighty Fuzzy Wuzzies as Kipling would call them.  Sensational and savage Beja warriors.


A mass of Egyptians, Sudanese Regulars and some Royal Marine Light Infantry on this one


Highlanders, Yorks and Lancs as well as some Nordenfeldts and Artillery


Camel Corps, Lancers and Hussars dominate here.


Naval Brigade, Bengal Lancers, Vignettes and commanders abound!


You can never have enough Hadendowah!


As you can see there are quite a few figures in the collection with more awaiting basing.  Quite a few plans for the next twelve months so we will need to keep the motivation high and watch on for the wonderful videos and pictures coming out of the WHC later in the year.


It should be magnificent.



8 comments:

  1. Very, very impressive and tastefully presented collection!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind comments Dean, greatly appreciated.

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  2. Colour me jealous, Carlo! That's one heck of a collection you have there. I hope to visit family and friends in England for a few weeks this year, and recover my own Sudan collection from storage.

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    1. Ah AJ, there is nothing like a peak into someone else's collection to rekindle your own enthusiasm for ones own figures long since stored or secreted away. I cannot wait to see your old collection on your excellent blog so make sure you take a stack of photos.

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  3. I shall forward to your reinforcements!

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    1. If there is one man in the world who doesn't need reinforcements Dave it has to be you mate.

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    1. Thanks very much Nathan - great to see all the lads on show.

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