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Occasionally units were ordered to change into their traditional red frock coats from the khaki or blue/grey that was mainly used. The battle of Ginnis in 1885 was the last time they were worn in battle. So I thought it would be nice to have a few battallion in the army wearing them.
|Deployed in line these take up 45cm - 18 inches.|
Another feature or lack of it in the Sudan campaigns was the fact that British units no longer carried any standards in battle. I have followed this for the army overall - but I thought well perhaps just this one might be nice to have. So I have done a standard bearer as seperate figure complete with dog. The army had also moved over to a smaller size flag at this time with changes in the early 1880's - but hell if I am having one let's make it a big one. ... courtesy of a slightly earlier pattern Queens colour from my stash of GMB flags.
The Sands of the Sudan rules I am using allow for very big formations - having seen the amount of mahdists i have I guess you might have worked that out. The Guards battalion I have done as 60 figures strong unit, representing 1200 men . There are 5x12 figure companies, based in close order , plus a mounted officer.
so 1 mounted officer, 61 foot and a dog all 28mm ..317 points. Hmmm , I need to do some more ammo boxes I think.
|As captured by our intrepid War Correspondant!|