Saturday, 2 May 2015

More Commanders for the Sudan

With the focus on the SCW platoon, it had slipped my mind that I'd offered to put on a game at a Operation Market Larden 3 at Wyvern in early June. Not only that, but I've the esteemed Mr Roundwood playing  one of my sessions. A panicked list of what I should get done in the six or so weeks before that set me off: it was time to get cracking.

I started with a couple of 'nice to haves': two more Commanders or 'Big Men' in Sharp Practice terminology. The first being a mounted Egyptian officer.



Fairly standard stuff and a quick paint, I gave him a darker blue uniform that my officers in units. When I get around to him, the Egyptian C-in-C will wear black.





I'm also a bit light on Mahdist emirs, so fished out another from the lead pile. This was probably one of the original packs that I bought a few years ago, no idea why he hadn't then painted yet. 





Not much to say: he's in a colourful patched jibbeh that's sculpted on the Perry emirs.





Next to paint are some more Bazingers, then I've quite a bit of terrain for the rest of May. I would have liked to finish the highlander unit, but I just can't see me having the time.

After the creeping worry hit, I also got started on the necessary cards and Blinds for Sharp Practice. Using an excellent free texture from borealnz on Flickr (thanks for the tip, Mr Roundwood!) and some era-specific images, voila:





They'll be printed and laminated. I've finished the generic cards, it's pretty quick once you have a template made up. Next up is to make the cards for each Big Man.

19 comments:

  1. You can never have enough fantasic painting

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    1. Thanks chaps. More on the way I hope.

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  2. Finger well & truly pulled out It's gonna look great on the day. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

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    1. Erg, loads still to do I'm afraid.

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  3. Gorgeous, details are amazing. Love the colors of the second one...

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  4. Excellent figures, love the little colour patches on the Emir!

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    1. The height of Mahdist fashion, that.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Not tempted to return to the era? ;-)

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  6. Phil
    My best work tends to be done unpressure - good job, best I to am a little behind for my game.... ouch.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Haha, looks like you're churning it out though! Really need to get a jog on with more terrain.

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  7. Excellent work matey :)

    Darrell

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  8. Looking good Phil !
    Regards Furphy .

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    1. Thanks - I'm sure you'll see them on the table soon.

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