|Fresh Mahdist troops prepare for rebellion in my kitchen...|
|A mix of weapons on the bases...a rifle, spears and a swordsman|
The small group of individually-based riflemen will join the slowly expanding group of skirmish troops that will accompany the Mahdist main force to battle.
|The Mahdist command base sports a banner downloaded from a free online flag source|
The warband is a mix of figures painted years ago, topped up with some additional figures I painted recently in the wake of finally completing my re-basing efforts for this collection. I have tried to blend the weapons a little bit, with a mix of spears, swords and even a couple of riflemen here and there. There are 29 figures total in the unit, ready to bravely assault the forces of the British Empire, and overall there are now four full "warband" units at the core of my Mahdist forces.
|Mahdist riflemen ready for skirmishing|
You can never have too many Madhists for a Sudan game, but I'm pretty pleased with how the collection is coming together, bit by bit, building into the sort of bunch that will be able to be part of a full-on Black Powder game. I'm looking forward to getting these fellows on the table for a scrap, hopefully sometime this fall. Imagining the searing heat of the Sudan might warm us as winter prepares to blanket Winnipeg once again...