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"Sudan 1898: Egyptian versus British Khaki" Topic

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RobSmith18 May 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

I'm starting work on my 10mm Anglo-Egyptian force for Omdurman. Was there much difference between the khaki worn by the Brits and that worn by the Egyptians and Sudanese? Is it worth worrying about, or just cover everything in a coating of dust and call it a day?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

For 10mm, I'd say your "final" solution seems to be the better answer.


basileus66 Inactive Member18 May 2017 9:19 p.m. PST

At 10mm size, the differences in shade are imperceptible to the naked eye. You can desire to use different shades, though, but just for artistic purposes, or to help differentiate the units when on the tabletop, but I am not sure the results would justify the extra effort.

RobSmith19 May 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

That was my thinking in the end. Thanks, guys.

mrinku19 May 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

If in doubt, go light. Sun-bleached is the norm in Egypt. Local troops, or units that had been there for a while are probably more affected than new lads just off the boat in fresh issue uniforms.

Headgear (especially red fezzes) and skin colour are all you need to visually differentiate Sudanese/Egyptian troops from British… and you may even find that the same shade of khaki looks different on each because of those factors (colour perception is a tricky beast).

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