Monday, 26 January 2015

From DaveD - 28mm Sudan, Naval Brigade Infantry, and Royal Irish Fusiliers (198 Points)

This weeks progress see the perennial favourites of the Naval Brigade receive the first of their Infantry section reinforcements, wounded markers , the Petty Officers , and the commanders. All by Perry Miniatures. This time these were well cast taking up little time to prepare (I need to source another 5 lots of these). Also really nice to paint. 10 foot, 1 mounted , 2 prone casualties. The way things have going across this years Challenge  there should have been a "boys in blue" theme!








One of the small units for the campaign are Princess Victorias' Royal Irish Fusiliers. These were diverted from service further east and wore the India Service kit . At a mere 18 figures strong they are somewhat understrength compared to some of the larger units. Again these are Perry as per the York and Lancs. Real simple and easy to paint.







Next we have various casualties and the M.O. - 3 foot and 3 prone.


 





Also a few other singleton figures , one officer, and 3 natives for a bit of extra flavour on the table. These are Connoisseur Miniatures





So total :- 1 Mounted, 35 foot , 5 prone wounded - all 28mm.

This entry should take me to my challenge target of 2250, which was to see me really get to grips with completing the bulk of Imperial Sudan forces. It has done its job. The lead pile has been well and truly depleted. There is only one unit of the Imperial forces left in the lead pile the 10th Hussars, and a handfull of skirmishers.  I have some more Mahdists to do in March, and the Sudan lead mountain will be no more - until a major stock up! - Hmm Steamers, the Camel Corps and the Cameron Highlanders -with red coats are on the wish list.

Things will be at a more leisurely pace in February as I have a few other time hungry commitments coming up - I will set a total target of 2850 for the end of the challenge.


From Curt:

Sorry, I had to step in on this one.

Congratulations, Dave, on hitting your points target!! A herculean effort to be sure (my mind swims at the amount of figures you churned out these past 7 weeks). I'm always delighted when I hear that the Challenge has made a significant dent in someone's lead reserves - that's what it's all about. Your new target of 2850 is registered and now there is only that little matter of your 2500 'MillsGone Mind Bleach' duel with Millsy... :)

26 comments:

  1. Didn't I tell you to take a few weeks off? :) more great stuff this period is not my thing but that is an awesome looking army

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    1. Indeed.. I always knew February would be almost wiped out...hence the effort to get it done before!

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  2. Curt, cheers, it has certainly done the job... As for Millsy we will see its gonna be close!

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    1. You'd best add bleach to the shopping list this week mate. You're going to need a large bottle come Thursday :-)

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    2. I refuse to contemplate the possibility!

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  3. More spending work, Dave. The blues on those matelots really pop. The M.O. also looks very severe : "Hmm, that leg will have to come off for a start ..."

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  4. Well done Mr Docherty, you've reached your target in short order and done in it in fine style. The Naval Brigade are my favourite of all the colonial troops and you've done them proud.

    You do need to get some sennet hats though or you're not taking things seriously. Copplestone do some and they're lovely sculpts, really clean and a joy to paint.

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    1. cheers matey... oh yes there will be some of the copplestone along.. i even have a few Mutineer ones- little early on the dress but i think i can get away with them

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  5. Awesome. Dread to think how many mahdists you will need to break that square

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    1. at lot - but then i have a lot! and more coming! cheers

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  6. Well done and another big load of miniatures painted. Nice addition with the casulaties. cheers

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  7. Are you doing the Sudan on a 1:1 figure scale? It certainly seems so. Excellent work mate.

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  8. Great mix and very well painted, however if something was to happen to your painting hand on Thursday I say now I am innocent ;-)

    Ian

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  9. That's some awesome stuff! These sailors in their striking blue uniforms look amazing.

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  10. Wonderful painting work, they are brilliant!

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  11. And the Sudan Steamroller keeps rolling on...! How do you do it?

    Lovely work, Dave, and great terrain as background to your pics as well. The casualties are especially fine!

    2500 looms on the horizon - who will reach the magic number first?

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    1. Yeah..but I hear Millsy has been working overtime!

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  12. Your work continues to amaze - well done Dave!

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