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14 Jun 2024 10:28 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Egyptian cammel corps 1884-85" to "Egyptian camel corps 1884-85"

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Glengarry514 Jun 2024 4:08 p.m. PST

I'm converting some Perry Egyptian mounted gendarmes to Egyptian camel corps and I wanted to confirm a couple things. Am I right to think that the camel riders did not use spurs nor carried swords?

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jun 2024 10:11 a.m. PST

Correct!

Nor did they have red colored "saddle cloths" as shown in "Khartoum." It's not clear what the color was, just don't go with red.

They also never fought from the Camel's back, only on foot with their mounts made to sit in rear with soldiers detailed for the purpose.

Full details are available in Volume 1 of "The Mahdist Wars
Source Book" available here in Print and PDF editions: link and from Amazon.

Shameless plug, but the section on the British Camel Corps will answer virtually all you'd like to know.

TVAG

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2024 10:49 a.m. PST

Shameless plug or not. The Madhist War source book (both volumes) are a must have for anyone interested in this period.

Incredible value.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2024 10:33 p.m. PST

Yep, gotta have it ! thumbs up

SgtGuinness16 Jun 2024 5:12 p.m. PST

Yes indeed, The Mahdist Wars Source Books are a must for anyone interested in the Sudan.

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