A few pics of the massed ranks of the British in a Square. Ready to repel the hordes of Sudanese approaching! It's going to be interesting putting this into DBA rules! There are a few issues, that we will create some house rules for.
This project is typical of how we create armies. The starter part are usually figures that we already have (perhaps a purchase a while back & have sat on the shelves!). When inspiration strikes (a film, book etc.) these then get a paint touch up. In this case the majority being red coated British & after some research, ' our choice' of uniform colours added. We also had a lot of plain lead, in the form of 'Mikes Models' British. Which I must admit, I thought would never see a paint job! To finish off, some plain lead purchases from Essex Minis. Artillery/Limbers, extra Infantry & the smashing Camel Corps.
Research inspiration comes from many sources.... A 'Thank You' to all!
legatus hedlius superb 19th Century Sudan Wargames Armies 1883-1885
Steve the Wargamers smashing Sudan Project
Dave Bickley's lovely Tales From GHQ
Matakishi's Tea House
War in the Sudan 1884-1898: A Campaign Guide (Partizan Special Edition) by Stuart Asquith
Khartoum 1885: General Gordon's last stand (Campaign) by Donald Featherstone
Tel El-Kebir 1882: Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt (Campaign) by Donald Featherstone
The Sudan Campaigns (Men-at-arms) (Paperback) by Robert Wilkinson-Latham
Perry Brothers Sudan Paint Guide
AND of course the films.....
Chuck Heston's KHARTOUM & the 1939 version of The Four Feathers!