When I started on these, I was picturing this snazzy unit in embroidered sleeveless vests and so on. Then it occurred to me that an almost never mentioned camel gun unit, which may have only appeared at one battle, might not have been an elite unit. Revisiting what few sources I have, it seemed like the regular infantry and artillery of the New Army all seemed to have worn very plain uniforms with sleeved jackets, no lace etc. Sighhhh ..... I mean I could have done them like some Emir's personal guard camel battery, but........
Anyway, here they are drilling with a very placid mountain gun while they wait for their camels.
|I hope for their sake that the camels will be as placid as this carriage.|
The crew were converted from Schildkrot 1900 Prussian artillery crew, pretty much every one of my 40mm armies from 1799 to 1918 contains some of these gunners with new uniforms.
|Here is this lot in their underwear.|
Up next, more infantry, maybe Turks, maybe French but I think I need to roll some dice.