Sunday, 14 September 2008

Victorian British in the Sudan 1883-85 (2)

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.



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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
http://sudan1883.blogspot.com/

Steve the Wargamers smashing Sudan Project
http://steve-the-wargamer-sudan.blogspot.com/

Dave Bickley's lovely Tales From GHQ
http://www.freewebs.com/talesfromghq/sudanwargallery.htm

Matakishi's Tea House
http://www.matakishi.com/sudan18851898.htm

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
http://www.wargamesillustrated.net/gallery/download/Sudan%201883%20-%2085.pdf

AND of course the films.....
Chuck Heston's KHARTOUM & the 1939 version of The Four Feathers!

2 comments:

Jaime said...

Hello!!!! My favorite DBA website. I recently got into DBA and am absolutely engaged. I have been gaming for around am onth and I already have 8 armies. And within thenext month I will have 65 Lord of the Rings 25mm HOTT armies!!!!! I am also thinking about getting into colonial period, specifically The Sudan. Are you using the Horse, Foot, and Guns rules? Finally keep up the great job in both websites. It is really awesome. I have two daughters and have shown them Amy playing. My bigger one is beginning to grasp it!!!!

Regards,

Jaime

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Jaime, thanks for the nice words. Even though our posts are a bit thin on the ground at the moment!

We use the DBA 1500-1900 Extensions

http://ermtony.pbworks.com/DBA+Extension+1500-1900AD

...for our Sudan stuff, trust me Rifles & Machine Guns DO make a difference. I love gaming with Amy as she is very unpredictable - more fun! Good Luck with your gaming & I hope you can get your kids involved.
MrF