- 28/07/2017 at 14:32 #68637Iain FullerParticipant
And what an absolute belter it was too!
An absolutely rip-roaring , tense and immensely enjoyable fight across the sands as an Anglo-Egyptian column tries to make it to a settlement whilst seeing off hordes of Mahdist types intent on mischief of a most ungentlemanly manner!
Figures and most of the terrain from Martin’s fantastic collection, rules ‘The Sands of the Sudan’ and a jolly good wheeze they were too.
Report can be found here: https://tracksandthreads.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/club-night-240717-the-drums-the-drums/28/07/2017 at 14:49 #68638NKL AerotomParticipant
Wow! amazing looking miniatures and looks like a fun game. Certainly a fascinating period. I would recommend listening to (or reading) Churchill’s “The River War” if you would like some interesting background on the period.
It’s on youtube as an audiobook:
Tom Jensen - http://ostfrontpublishing.com/28/07/2017 at 15:25 #68642PaulParticipant
Beautiful figures and sounds like a fun game. Thanks for sharing.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!28/07/2017 at 15:35 #68646James MantoParticipant
Colonials is a cracking period!
Pretty toys helps a lot too.28/07/2017 at 18:14 #68656McKinstryParticipant
Gorgeous game. Sudan certainly seems to be a one of the real ‘majors’ in colonial gaming.
The tree of Life is self pruning.29/07/2017 at 00:57 #68677
My period of interest at the moment too. What’s not to love about the Mahdist Wars? Harsh terrain. Hi-tech versus courageous masses. Jamming gatlings (and “The sand of the desert is sodden red”). And did I mention camels?
Pass on my admiration to Martin, Iain.
donald29/07/2017 at 02:29 #68681kyoteblueParticipant
Painting Camels is fun….you only need a couple of hundred of them…29/07/2017 at 04:30 #68686
72, KB, at last count. If/when HaT ever releases their promised set of baggage camels, I’ll buy & paint more but I have enough British, Egyptian & Mahdist camel units for the moment.
donald29/07/2017 at 04:52 #68687kyoteblueParticipant
Only 72 !!!29/07/2017 at 06:11 #6868929/07/2017 at 11:37 #68722Iain FullerParticipant
Thanks for all the nice comments chaps, I’ve passed them on to Martin too. I am really looking forward to more of these games, apparently Martin has figures of War Correspondents and Ladies that will need rescuing/protecting at a later date so that will be fun.09/08/2017 at 16:05 #69549ChamberlainParticipant
I love the multiple figures on bases with rounded corners. They look really good.
I also found the audio book in mp3 format here if anyone wants to listen to it on a mobile device:09/08/2017 at 18:08 #69558PaulParticipant
Agree about the bases. The rounded corners make them look very natural.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!09/08/2017 at 19:40 #69566malc johnstonParticipant
Good stuff, nice miniatures
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