|British Camel Corps on Parade.|
Armies In Plastic 54mm figures and Trophy Miniatures metal officer in the lead.
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Over the weekend I finished painting 8 Camel Corps and 5 Dervish cavalry, bringing those forces up to 24 and 25 figures, respectively. I am halfway in building up both units. I currently have 4 more camel corps on the painting table, work in progress at this time. It should take a day of painting to finish them. There are three more boxes (4 per box) of CC yet to be painted.
I did a little rearranging of the game table to set up a vignette of the Camel Corps riding out of Khartoum. I know, the Camel Corps was never in Khartoum, but they look cool emerging from the town gate.
|General Stewart leads the Camel Corps out of the city.|
|Close up view of the camel caravan departing Khartoum.|
Let us not forget the Dervish either. Bad things can happen in the Sudan when one forgets the Dervish.
|The Dervish cavalry now has 25 riders after the completion of 5 more figures.|
|Close up view of the flag bearer.|
|A view of the cavalry from the front.|
|I have to place an order for three more boxes (5 figures per box) |
so as to build the Dervish cavalry up to 40 figures .
|The whole hoard of plastic Dervish cavalry and foot. There are 275 total figures in the picture. |
I have been painting these since the beginning of March 2020/
|An overview of the table display. I have it set up in a 6ft by 10ft size, |
although it actually has two more feet of length just beyond the rock outcropping .
|The Camel Corps is probably my favorite unit in the Sudan Project.|
I like the Egyptians too, because no one seems to use Egyptian or Sudanese allies
in their colonial games.
OTHER NEWS AND UPDATES
Richard Ansel sent me pictures of the greens for the AWI Morgan's Rifles at Saratoga. These are really nice looking figures that can be used for Saratoga and other AWI theaters of war. I will post the pictures within the next couple of days.
I primed my first 38-figure Saratoga British regiment yesterday and will get to them after I finish four more 54mm Camel Corps figures. It will be the 21st Regiment in blue facings. Flags from GMB Designs are on order.