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"Did British Units Carry Colours in the Sudan War" Topic


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Worgaimz10 Jan 2021 3:53 a.m. PST

Quick question.

Did the British units inlolved in the war in Sudan 1884-85 carry their colours on the battlefield?

I have looked through various books and can't find the answer and looking at various figure manufacturers, some have standard bearers and some don't.

Many thanks in advance

citizen sade10 Jan 2021 4:09 a.m. PST

No, the British stopped carrying colours into battle following the First Boer War.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 6:09 a.m. PST

Don't let that stop you.

JimDuncanUK10 Jan 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

It is a normal practice for wargamers to have colours and standards in their wargame units.

However if you are collecting British just make sure you do the Union flag the correct way round.

Basha Felika10 Jan 2021 10:53 a.m. PST

Wot they said.

Though I think one of the senior commanders (Wolsey?) had a plain red flag made to make it easier for gallopers/runners to find his location in the heat of battle.

oldjarhead10 Jan 2021 3:43 p.m. PST

Sir Tarquin Chomondley-Marjorybanks Lord Wenlock Edge, flies his personal Arms to make his position known to runners/gallopers

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