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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 7:05 p.m. PST

I have posted a lot of pictures of the terrain for our upcoming 54mm toy soldier game set in the Sudan in 1885.

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Visit my blog for a look:

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Colonel Archibald Sinclair and staff discuss the camp preparations for the arrival of Major General Pettygree:

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Toy soldiers are largely 54mm Trophy of Wales figures plus some vintage Britains cavalry.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 7:34 p.m. PST

Most excellent. What is the table size?

MacrossMartin Inactive Member16 Jul 2016 7:59 p.m. PST

Top photo:

"Sinclair had taken drastic measures to ensure that his gunners would not abandon their pieces…"

:)

Spiffing stuff!!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 9:40 p.m. PST

In our rules it seems that the most fanatical Dervish have a chance of breaking through the square in a melter, so it's a good idea to keep a Mobil reserve in the center ( think Michael Caine as Bromhead in the movie Zulu where I commands a reserve that plugs any gaps that developed).

The table is 6 x 15 feet in the center table with two side tables measuring 2.5 x 12 feet.

WarWizard17 Jul 2016 2:51 a.m. PST

Wow that is nice.

Yesthatphil Inactive Member17 Jul 2016 3:52 a.m. PST

Splendid thumbs up!

Phil

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2016 3:54 a.m. PST

Fantastic!

45thdiv Inactive Member17 Jul 2016 4:10 a.m. PST

Jim,

Really great looking set up. I hope your game is fun. Looking forward to seeing AAR pictures.

Matthew

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2016 5:39 a.m. PST

epic.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2016 7:26 a.m. PST

Now that's a BIG GAME!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Jul 2016 7:35 a.m. PST

Autocorrect sure comes up with some interesting changes sometimes (and never seems to change typos or misspelled words):

A melee is now called a "melter". evil grin.

And of course it was Michael Caine in Zulu rather than me.

epturner17 Jul 2016 8:16 a.m. PST

Wow. That's just astounding.

Good for you, DAF.

Eric

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2016 12:13 p.m. PST

Looks great, James! Wish I could make it.

Part time gamer26 Jul 2016 2:33 a.m. PST

Ive played a cpl games of ATKM (AWI) in 54mm, it was a Blast! This one looks great.

A question. I know the British army (finally) changed to the brown tunics and left the traditional 'redcoats' behind.
As this is not a period of detailed interest to me, I would like to know:
Are the "Grey" uniformed miniatures British Marines by chance?

Cavalry, Artillary, Naval infantry.. man that is one Beautiful collection. (my Hat is Off to you sir).

Rhingyll Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2016 1:34 p.m. PST

Part time – The soldiers in the grey tunics have goggles on their helmets so they are probably Camel Corps.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jul 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

The blue-grey tunics are indeed the Camel Corps. I also have some troops with grey serge tunics and white helmets – a uniform that was used in India I think. Some of the regiments that were shipped in from India to Graham's army at Suakin wore the grey tunics. They hadn't been issued the newer khaki uniforms yet.

Part time gamer29 Sep 2016 10:35 p.m. PST

Rhingyll
Part time The soldiers in the grey tunics have goggles on their helmets so they are probably Camel Corps.
Der Alte Fritz
The blue-grey tunics are indeed the Camel Corps. ..a uniform that was used in India I think. Some of the regiments that were shipped in from India to Graham's army.. They hadn't been issued the newer khaki uniforms yet.
Thanks for the clarity on that guys.There was SO MUCH "eye candy", I totally missed the goggles.
As 'this' part of the world is not a major intrest to me, Im constantly forgetting even of the existance of the Camel Corps. Phooy on me.

Question: "Is it just me, or is there something about 54mm that really brings out that 'big kid' in a wargamer?"

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2016 5:25 a.m. PST

Truly astounding! What an awesome 54mm collection. It looks like the game will be big fun. What rules are you going to use for the game? I'm looking forward to the AAR's.
Cheers,
JB
Http://sgtguinness.blogspot.com

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