Thursday, March 21, 2013

Camel Corps Command - 28mm British Colonial Sudan


So...we volunteered for this, right?
Well, you can't have the Camel Corps without camels, right?  This was another submission from the closing days of the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge - British Camel Corps Command, mounted, from Perry Miniatures' awesome 28mm Sudan figure line.

Bugler calling out the Camel Corps 'tunes
I love these sculpts - they look suitably awkward atop their camels. I don't think the British troops in Sudan ever fought while mounted on the camels - or at least, not in the major actions - but these models will be neat command models, or just character pieces for Black Powder games.

I love how the officer looks just a bit uncomfortable on top of the camel...probably not a skill covered at Eton
These also work for skirmishes - you can just imagine some officer riding off from the column for a little look-see at something, and ending up with a surprise visit from the Madhists...that sounds like a fun scenario right there...

Love these figures - bandoleers, goggles, neck curtain, khaki - classic Sudan
Another figure in this submission was a Camel Corps guard - he is supposed to be watching over a group of sitting camels - but the sitting camels haven't seen the brush yet.

These figures (as well as those from the next few posts) helped me cling to 10th place in Curt C's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. As things wrapped up, I managed to stick in 9th place - considering that I finished with 1323 points, and the winner had over 4000, I feel pretty good about that.

5 comments:

DeanM said...

Excellent looking troops, as always. Dean

Jay said...

Beautiful painting.

Francis Lee said...

Beautiful work Greg.

James Brewerton said...

Great work I found your Sudan stuff hard to resist
Peace James

Curt C said...

Those camels are the sh*t! Great stuff.