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Krupp

Posted by Ochoin on 26 Apr 2017, 12:49

I have a desire to add a Krupp gun to my Mahdist forces (I have a crew, modified from various figures from the Italeri Moslem Warriors set). At 1/72 of course.

Any ideas?


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Posted by tom s on 27 Apr 2017, 00:08

is the gun in strelets russian summer artillery for their russian turkish war figures any good for you?
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Posted by FredG on 27 Apr 2017, 12:22

Wouldn't the gunners be in Egyptian uniform? The crews were captured at the same time as the guns and "forced" to man them.
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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Apr 2017, 13:11

tom s wrote:is the gun in strelets russian summer artillery for their russian turkish war figures any good for you?


I had a look at PSR & I think you're right. These guns will do nicely. Thanks.

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Posted by Ochoin on 27 Apr 2017, 13:15

FredG wrote:Wouldn't the gunners be in Egyptian uniform? The crews were captured at the same time as the guns and "forced" to man them.


Not "forced" but forced. Slatin, an eye-witness as I'm sure you know, describes captured Egyptian gunners being stripped & beaten, given ragged clothes to wear & being manacled. These were the "lucky" (note: correct use of quotation marks) ones & only kept alive for their expertise with artillery. Captured Sudanese in Egyptian service, he tells us, were somewhat better treated.....but many deserted back to the Egyptians when the opportunity arose.


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Posted by FredG on 27 Apr 2017, 14:59

Others have a different view but whether "under pain of death" or of their own will, they did what needed to be done to stay alive.
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