|Camel Corps patrol with various brands (l-R) Trophy, Red Box - medical team, Imperial Productions, and old vintage Britains. They all fit in well together. CLICK ALL PIX TO ENLARGE.|
Christmas has arrived early in the Sudan in the form of about four packages that arrived today, including three from the UK. I was particularly joyful over my first sight of the Camel Corps medical stretcher (a three piece set consisting of 3 camels and a foot orderly). In the above picture we can see how various brands of camel corps figures work well together. From left to right, the first four figures are from Trophy, the middle three extra glossy fellows are from Red Box Miniatures, next are two Camel Corps from Imperialist Productions of New Zealand, and bringing up the rear on the far right, some old vintage Britain's Egyptian and Bikkaner Camel Corps riders.
|Camel Corps doctor rides the lead camel, followed by an ambulance for two men, and followed up with one armed trooper to keep the Dervish away.|
|A view of the camel ambulance from overhead so that one can better see the two wounded soldiers riding in the panniers. I like the extra glossiness of the finish.|
|Here is the New Britains' War Along the Nile Camel Corps doctor mounted on his camel and the camel ambulance with two resting soldiers.|
The next item to arrive was a set of a British general in his blue tunic and an aide writing down orders. They must be getting ready to play some Old School wargaming. When I bought the set I was thinking that it was just a generic officer for the Sudan, but upon arrival, I realized that the set depicts Lord Chelmsford from Trophy Miniatures' Zulu War range of figures. What a pleasant surprise that was.
|Who is this chap? Why it's Lord Chelmsford!|
The final picture depicts the new Naval Gatling Gun set, also from Trophy, that is shown in the picture below.I don't believe that I had previously posted a picture of the new Gatling, so here it is below.
|The camp at Dongala adds an extra Gatling Gun manned by some naval personnel. Lord Chelmsford surveys the landscapte while The Sirdar rides past him.|