Death to the colonial oppressors!
|Armoured emir, with cloth barding|
|Another view of the barding and the chain mail|
|Cool armour - not sure it stops a round from a Martini-Henry...|
|Standard bearer riding high - banner allegedly says something about serving god, but it may say "up with Queen Victoria's skirt!" for all I know...|
|Rider with a "liberated" Remington rifle|
The other riders are armed with a mix of spears and Remington breech-loader rifles, likely captured from one of the multiple Egyptian expeditions crushed by the Madhi's troops as his rebellion took hold of the Sudan.
|I experimented with a new macro lense for a couple of these pictures|
I almost went cross-eyed painting the cloth barding on the emir and the standard bearer, but I was pleased with the result. The Madhists will now have a nice, scary looking leadership focal point the next time we get the Sudan figs out on the table!