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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2017 11:59 p.m. PST

Last week we had a Mahdist War game where the paddle wheeler was used actively for the first time.


The Zaphir was fairly devastating as it was pretty invulnerable & had awesome firepower.


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The solution? Build another; the Abbas (captured by Mahdist forces):


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Not a hard thing to build as the two boats have the same hull configuration but differ slightly in superstructure & boilers (horizontal Vs vertical):


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donald

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 2:51 a.m. PST

Donald, they look great! Are the figs and boats 54mm?
Cheers,
JB

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 7:13 a.m. PST

1/72 plastic & 20mm metal figures.
The boats are, of course, cut down as properly scaled they'd be too cumbersome for the table.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

It's always great to see gunboats in colonial games!

Here's the Abbas in 15mm from the movie Khartoum:
wfhgs.com/gunboat3.html

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

Don!

Sorry to be silent, but it looks like it was a great game.

Lovely models always make the big difference, and the table looks as good, too.

Not sure about the Ansar figures crewing their gunboat--I mean the headgear seems… non-regulation? Then again, I'm not sure what's available in 1:72 and 20mm for the same purpose.

But, no matter, I'd have been pleased to play on either side!

TVAG

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 12:27 a.m. PST

Patrick, there's no getting past you!

The boats are both meant for Anglo-Egyptian use. I'm still trying to work out how to build dhows for the Mahdist forces so the obvious thing was to "give" the Dervishes a paddle wheeler as they, obviously, captured quite a few.

However, with 5 days to go to the game, I didn't have a crew. Through the 'Bits Box' where I re-discovered 10 Sikh War figures. My files came out: I filed down the pointy hat & various bits of kit, painted them and Viola! a crew.

Clearly, I'll have to get something more authentic……what did the Dervish crew of a paddle wheeler look like? I imagine the crew of native boats would be simply Riverine Arabs in Ansar-dress but I'm not sure about who would crew a paddle-wheeler?

Oh & Patrick: if you're ever within range of Brisbane, there's a standing invitation.

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