Saturday, 5 March 2016

From DaveD - Sudan - Egyptian Lancers (100 points)

The one arm that was missing from my Egyptian forces was cavalry. I picked up a bag of lead in a swap a while ago and it had these figures from Castaway Arts from Oz. They do an interesting and unusual range of colonial items, and I like to use a range of manufacturers across the collection.

I decided to leave these with lances upright , and just went for simple solder the 0.8mm  piano wire "lance" into hands and foot socket. 




Lancers are always my favourite cavalry - you can't  beat fluttering pennants making their way across the table.

10 mounted - 100 points

A wonderful unit of cavalry Dave. Like you, I like adding different manufacturers to my collections (even if they don't mix especially well) as it keeps thing visually interesting. These figures from Castaways certainly don't disappoint. I like the upright positioning of the lances as it seems fitting with the pose of their torsos. I also like your horses and fluttering lance pennants.
Another great addition to your impressive collection, Dave. Well done!
 

30 comments:

  1. Your tugging at my colonial heart strings here Dave, although I prefer lancers of the Bengal variety. Great job on the long pokey things and pennants. My only problem with lancers is in storing them, they either need a lot more headroom or take up a double deep base space!

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    1. Aah wait til drop the the NWF on you then!

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  2. I love your Sudan figures. And these do not disappoint. You must have quite the collection now.

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    1. Thanks Clint.. Indeed, but I think have accepted it will never finish! Alway more to add. And the Indian brigade I am working on will be dual purpose for the NWF too..

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  3. I have never seen these troops before, I only ever knew of the rather drab cavalry uniforms used by Egyptian Cavalry. These figures are truly great and your fluttering pennants are indeed absolutely fabulous!

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    1. Glad to help the learning.. Plenty of other options, Gendarmes, Cuirassiers! Bashi Bazouks.. Etc.. All to make an appearance at some point

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    2. Bumped up the list, but don't think it will be this side if challenge end

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  4. Everybody loves a lancer. I know what to paint next

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    1. That would be Elephants with lancers then?

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  5. Love lancers Dave, cracking work!

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    1. Thanks.. You just got to like lancers

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  6. nice paintwork ! the fez are top!

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    1. Cheers.. However I am sure PHil will be along claiming their Tarbooshes!

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  7. I was wondering if you'd add any of these Dave. Lovely stuff mate and I can't agree more about lancers being the cream of the crop.

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    1. Yeah some good stuff from Castaway.. Had to be done..

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  8. Those look great Dave! I really do need to start my Sudan project!

    Christopher

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  9. Great work on these lancers. Dave - splendid stuff!

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  10. Very striking, the upright lances are a nice touch as you can imagine them cantering instead of at the charge. We wargamer a can sometimes get a little carried away with the more "full on action" poses, so good to have something else.

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  11. You're a true painting machine Dave!

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  12. Lancers - lovely! Great work Dave.

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  13. Nice regiment of lances, Dave! Excellent to see more Fez on parade too, and these lads look like more fun than Shriners on mini bikes! ;)

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