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Monday 20 April 2020

Sudan British

Just over a week ago I had finished the last of my British Infantry for the Sudan
Unfortunately du to some problem with Blogger I was unable to post last week, hopefully this post will work and you'll be able to see photographs this time around.
The Cleveland Light Infantry
I've finished three new units to join my previous one from last year !
I'll be using The Sword and the Flame ruleset for this game, using twenty figure units with an Officer and NCO to each unit of a regular army.
Rear view of the above
The Hexhamshire Fusiliers
The units are all based on real-life units, but I'll be using them with fictitious designations.
My "Hexhamshire Fusiliers", shown left, for example are based on the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers .
Red "V" barely visible
They may have served in the Sudan for a single campaign and battle (Omdurman), but they do have a more distinctive uniform feature, namely the red "V" just shown above their 'puggarees' (the white piece of cloth around their helmets) The RNF saw rather more action, with the same uniform in the Boer  War.
In TSaTF two unit make a 'company' and two such companies make a 'battalion' , with an additional two officers and a CO respectively.
A SaTF 'company' (obligatory blurry photograph)
 The top photograph shows the addtional CO on foot, but he'll almost certainly be replaced with one of my mounted officers.

In Other News:
Dancer  (obviously)...
After last week's debacle with Blogger, my depression and anxiety set in and it wasn't until the week-end I picked up my brushed once more, managing to finish a single figure from a group of six, all of which had been started last year.
It also meant that I was even less inclined to do anything blog-related , but still managed to reply to some very helpful and re-assuring comments on my own blog.
Unlike all the British figures above, that are Old Glory, this is an Irregular Miniature
...and for those that like the rear view 

 This week's blog has been (hopefully) brought to you by "Explorer" rather than "Firefox" and that;s it then for another week from a slightly  happier Blogger.

As always your comments are both welcomed and truly appreciated and I will get around to looking at all the blogs I've missed.

Damn I miss the spellchecking function.


  1. Great to see you've managed to get a post up this week Joe, and all the models on show look great.
    Hope the anxiety and depression lessons now you've got it working again

    1. Thanks Dave, it has come as quite a relief that the post has worked, my aniety levels are lowerung gradually and my depression has been held in rein.

  2. Well done Joe on getting them all finished, they look wonderful & chin up & lets see a bit of that British stiff up lip :)

    1. Thanks Frank, the Stiff upper lip merely cracked but didn't break.

  3. Yep, I can see, read, everything. I quite like that Irregular dancer, so much so I wouldn't mind one such miniature myself. Just made an order to them this morning too - Sods Law! I'll get one next time.

    Loving the North East units! Your 5th Foot certainly beats the one I would go with, the 19th Foot, in seniority. Is the RNF your local regiment, out of interest? The Green Howards being most local to me, at Richmond.

    Explorer is more fitting, for your Jim Land excursions, anyway. Right? Cant be many foxes to fire at in the jungle!

    1. Thankr Roy, give Irregular a ring and get them to add it to the order - they're pretty good like that.
      Yep, the RNF are my local regiment, my grandad had papers for it and three of his brothers served too, two dying at the Somme.
      The helmet I copied from is in the Fusilier museum in ALnwick Castle and can be found with a simple online search too, sans puggaree.
      Haha, I never connected Explorer with Jimland - Doh !

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    1. Thanks MJT, I'm pleased with them and pleased they're now done.

  5. Well done Joe, you have managed to get things back on track I see. Love the British forces, bravo Sir.

    1. Thanks you Michael, it's been a struggle getting "back on track" mentally, but yes. I'm back !

  6. Well that's a relief! Good to see you back, smashing Brits and entertaining dancer!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, yes after a miserable week it all turned out well.