Whilst I'm finishing off basing the AWI stuff I've been painting over the past couple of weeks (4th Foot, Stockbridge Indians, more Royal Artillery and various limbers and ammunition carts), I thought I'd just post some pics of some more Perry Mahdists that I painted over the weekend. These are Nile Arabs, as opposed to Hadendowah tribesmen, although I painted the skin in exactly the same way - base coat of Games Workshop "Negro" followed by a dark brown ink wash and then 3-4 highlights using the Foundry "Dusky Flesh" palette. These are the last Mahdists I will be basing on single pennies. Going forward I will be using bases similar to the size that the late Peter Gilder used for his Sudan project, and which I gather Two Fat Lardies are using for their forthcoming rules: 8-10 figures on a base of 100mm x 50mm. I have lots of Connoisseur Figures Ansar that I bought at my very first Salute in 1986 (on my 13th birthday!) and painted shortly thereafter, which I need to tart up a bit (ok, a lot) and then base on these large bases. The terrain used in these photos is a new TSS tile I bought the other day and which was delivered within 48 working hours!
Next up are Royal Artillery in Southern campaign dress, a British artillery train and thoughts on putting together Knyphausen's division of 1777.