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  • #68637
    Iain Fuller
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    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/

    #68638
    NKL Aerotom
    Participant

    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:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dn6kxtc1YE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB9i4DQl_S0

    #68642
    Paul
    Participant

    Beautiful figures and sounds like a fun game. Thanks for sharing.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    #68646
    James Manto
    Participant

    Colonials is a cracking period!

    Pretty toys helps a lot too.

    #68656
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Gorgeous game. Sudan certainly seems to be a one of the real ‘majors’ in colonial gaming.

    The tree of Life is self pruning.

    #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.

     

     

    donald

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    #68681
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Painting Camels is fun….you only need a couple of hundred of them…

    #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.

     

    donald

    #68687
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Only 72 !!!

    #68689

    Here’s another 20….

     

     

     

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    #68722
    Iain Fuller
    Participant

    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.

    #69549
    Chamberlain
    Participant

    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:

    https://librivox.org/the-river-war-an-account-of-the-reconquest-of-the-sudan-by-winston-churchill/

    #69558
    Paul
    Participant

    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!

    #69566
    malc johnston
    Participant

    Good stuff, nice miniatures

    Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

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