From Curt:A day without fezes is a poor day indeed and we've been treated to two entries of them today (they really need to come back into fashion)! Wonderful work Phil. As with Clint's work you've really done a great job on their off-white linens. I also really like the work you've done with your sabot trays - the rock scatter and horsehair scrub is brilliant.
Sunday, 7 December 2014
From PhilH: 28mm Sudanese Bazingers (30 Points)
I harboured grand plans to get out of the blocks quickly with new projects. But the chilly weather has kept me away from the garage to spray my prepped minis up. So instead, I delved into the leftovers from last year's challenge an came up with a small unit of Sudanese Bazingers for my Mahdist War project. Having not painted much in the past month, it was nice to ease into the challenge with something familiar.
Bazingers were African irregular soldiers, either mercenaries or slave-soldiers. They could be found in government service or the private employ of Arab slavers and merchants. They formed part of the garrison at Khartoum and Suakin and fought in Egyptian service at El Teb. They can also serve as the troops of local Shaykhs and warlords loyal (or not so loyal...) to the Egyptian government, provided with standard-issue Remingtons.
I kept the colours fairly uniform so they fit in well with my existing Egyptian troops, while their motley equipment suggests they are irregulars. But they are not as flamboyant as the Bashi-Bazouks. They are from Perry Miniatures. These two are my favourites:
To join the initial rush, they haven't been varnished or 'grubbied up' yet - I'll wait until a few more things have rolled off the painting table! Six 28mm miniatures, I make that 30 points.