Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Black powder - Sudan: Highlanders

Painted up some old 1/72 Airfix Highlanders that I've had in the unpainted box since Jesus was a management trainee. Decided to use red coats because I get sick of painting khaki. Either would be correct in the Sudan. The British Army was in the process of abandoning the red coat for camo colours. The last battle in the Sudan was a massacre due to the Maxim gun. Red coats were no longer a good idea in the age of rapid fire weapons and smokeless firearms.