Such an example is this unit, the 21st Lancers, famous for their charge at the Battle of Omdurman and the motto at the head of this blog as an infamous nickname given to them by the British Army prior to their great charge. Of course Winston Churchill was an officer in this regiment at the time and the movie "Young Winston" and its Sudan scenes were a very vivid memory for me as a young man piquing his interest in this period many years ago.
This particular unit, or at least the Officers and troopers were originally painted for my collection by the most talented Gerry Webb of Castaway Arts fame many, many years ago. In fact Gerry was a most wonderful Prime Minister Gladstone in my very first Sudan Campaign, made even better by the fact that he was located in Cairns some 3500 kilometres away from my and the other players hometown of Perth. He based his political decisions based upon the limited information I allowed him from the campaign, battles and inter-action of the other four Imperial Commanders. This worked very well.
Anyway, back to the unit. They were originally mounted upon Elite horses however the desire was always to replace these with Connoisseur horses and to refix their lance points and pennons with the very clever Front Rank one piece items available. I am very happy with the final result.
It also shows the change of basing colour scheme which is slightly "browner" and more to the scheme that I can garner from the old pictures of Peter Gilders Sudan collection. Quite happy with the look on the desert boards and the contrast between that and the older style basing is better in my opinion.