|Madhist warriors in 28mm from Perry Miniatures|
The 28mm Sudan collection from the Perrys is a stunning (just like all of their other stuff) and I have a good chunk already painted - about 60 Madhist warriors and 30 various British troops. The British and Madhists have clashed a few times here in Winnipeg over the years with the Fawcett group, and they have even seen action as far afield as Regina! It is one of my favourite collections, and the games are always entertaining. We play skirmish-style games, as opposed to the big set-piece engagements like El-Teb or Abu Klea (although I painted these before an easy system like Black Powder came out, so you never know - I might re-base at some point...)
It has been years - specifically, at least four years, maybe five (?) - since I have painted any new models from this collection. So when I stumbled across a pile of models in a state of near-assembly while doing my competition preparation, I figured it would be a good time to add to the group. Specifically I am hoping to add some cavalry. I have about a dozen mounted Baggara tribesmen and some troops from the 10th Hussars. I also still have more metal Madhist foot warriors, and a fun little set where a Krupp gun is being crewed by Egyptian prisoners with "encouragement" from a Madhist overseer. All of these would add a fun new twist to a skirmish in Sudan.
All of these models have been sitting partially assembled in a box for years. It would be great to get these models done, and Curt's competition is a good excuse.
|Beja warriors with swords|
The foot warriors are pretty straight forward, but I haven't been able to find any sources that speak to the colours worn by the Baggara horsemen. What colour were the robes? The straps? I don't know, so I just guessed with this guy. Who wouldn't want to wear a nice blue sash when hunting down your colonial oppressors?
But if anyone has any tips or leads on the proper dress for the Madhist cavalry, please share...
|The horseman was a tight fit on the 40mm round base|
|Multiple spears for this fellow|