Nevertheless I have managed to complete some things, that I can post about!
Firstly I have finished all my artillery, or at least all that I could find (there's definitely one missing !). I believe all of these fine models are "Old Glory" and like much of this collection were purchased fifteen years or so ago.
|Egyptian artillery (Krupps)|
|Anglo-Egyptian Gardners, two different multi-barrels types|
The crews for these guns are on the painting tray, but I'm short of Egyptian gunners - oh well.
I have managed to finish a half unit of sailors , they're form Redoubt and came with the Redoubt paddle steamer I bought many years ago, compared to OG and Perry, they're large, but still usable.
|Sailors, in "Sennet" (straw) hats.|
|Stern view (for those who like this sort of thing)|
|Marines (Sergeant on the front right (probably shouting "Ahoy")|
I have made a start on my cameleers, purchased at "Border Reiver ", they're nowhere near finished, but they are coming up to the stage of the rest of their unfinished unit. As an aside, I now hate painting camels more than I hate painting horses.
|Three more camels (that I wouldn't walk a mile for)|
|It may look a mess, but it's my mess!|
Save for my "Jimland" native huts, which are possibly suitable for Southern Sudan, I haven't got any buildings for gaming in the Sudan, so I've started to plan some archetypical wargame style adobe buildings.
Theses should be fairly quick to churn out, once I get it in mind how they're going to be realised (based in groups, lift off roofs, free standing etc.) or whether I'll just buy a few cheap mdf ones to gunge up.
|Cutting board with initial building started (- large sheet is the building's base)|
The first building is for an idea I have for a mini-game, but more on that later when my ideas are thought through.
That's it then from me for another week, one in which I've been un-characteristically enthusiastic abut painting, even though I thought I'd finished two more units only to find I'd missed various details (Looking at you "Helmet straps") and mistakenly painted the wrong colours (bayonet sheaths are black not white - only the frogs are white). It's things that Fantasy gamers don't have to worry about, that historical gamers seem to obsess over!
Next week I'll post whatever I've finished painting and may even have made my mind up whether to have new terrain boards (foam or mdf), a cloth or a felt sheet for the desert terrain I'll need for this project and I also have another "Jimland" adventure to write-up!
Here's hoping there was something here of interest and of course, as always, your comments, criticisms and queries are always welcomed and appreciated.