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.
Euro/Prussian gunners in the service of the Emir--not an unusual situation. Could very well have been decked out in spiffy outfits, but they look just fine as is, too.ReplyDelete
If they do well in their first battle, I can always add some lacing as a reward.Delete
They are very nice looking figures and the uniform works really well, plain uniform or not it looks grand!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Hopefully they will get along well with the camels when they come.Delete
Nice conversions there Ross- well thought out. Interesting to see these new figures in Battle.ReplyDelete
Regimental march by the band Camel perchance?ReplyDelete
Odd I don't remember hearing of them, their music would have fit right in back in my college days in the 70s. Just last week went searching for Horslips Book of Invasions on YouTube since I don't have a turntable anymore. Sort of thing one has to do when one's partner is out of the house...Delete
Definitely getting tempted to buy Ottomans.ReplyDelete
Little metal ones, right?Delete
Very successful conversions.ReplyDelete
I'm sure the embroidered vests are safely in barracks for parade days. Now, where I can get a camel battery for my personal guard? Heck, I'd settle for a camel.
The lack of evidence of Western or Ottoman armies adopting the idea bodes poorly and reduces the odds of elite status.Delete
Lovely looking conversations Ross…ReplyDelete
I am looking forward to see their camels..
All the best. Aly