Before even the first stroke of paint had been applied in the '3rd Annual Painting Challenge' some may recall my initial exploits with a box of 'Perry Miniatures' plastic Mahdists. My lack of experience led to a mostly humerous episode - it wasn't that funny at the time! - that saw me scrabbling along on hands and knees trying to find the sword wielding limb that had just 'pinged' across the dining room!
With a little persevernace I managed to assembly these ferocious warriors to something resembling a human being and decided that they would form a jolly good foundation from which to launch my personal challenge of achieveing my 500 point par score.
So to my latest entry that saw two more stands of five tribesmen. The first, very much in the vein of what has gone before, but the last are armed with muskets and wearing a distinctive red fez. I have no doubt that I will be admonished by the Wargames Police for this gross historical inaccuracy, but I just couldn't resist - perhaps they could go on to be Turkish Slavers!
To finish, I've included a couple of shots with the entire collection to date. Now I appreciate that this may not look like much to the hardened Wargamers out there, but to me it represents a something of a breakthrough. I've long suffered with the attention span of a goldfish so to actually complete something that approaches a unit of troops is a bit of an achievement!