WW1 Arab Rebels

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Fire-at-Will
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WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by Fire-at-Will » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:36 pm

These are the really lovely Strelets Arab Revolt Foot Rebels. They have plenty of character and go well with their cavalry
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The reason for the long break in posting any new painting was the loss of my laptop due to a corrupt disk drive and its replacement under warranty with a new drive so it took quite a while to sort out and get all my files reloaded from backup (Hurrah, I remembered before going on holiday)

maybe something for Gauntlet in a couple of weeks?
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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by bannockburn bhoy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:56 pm

welcome back Will ,nice paint job, not bad figures these for plastic though, cheers John

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by David Reasoner » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:39 am

Very nice work, Will! The Strelets set looks to have a lot of potential for 1941 Iraqi irregulars as well. May have to invest in a box.

David

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by CarlL » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Lovely clear photos Fire At Will, and great paint and basing work.

Just finishing my first box and what a lot of useful figures it gives, great work by Strelets.

I am hoping to use mine in Iraq 1941 and 1920s, plus Palestine in WW1 and they may even find employment among the Senussi, and the Rif! Or even in Somalia in 1920s!!

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by granty101 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:04 am

Yes, they obviously used this dodgy character as they modelling subject!!! :o

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by CarlL » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:20 pm

Grant

Isnt that Ali McNally the carpet seller from Cairo Street, in Glasgow, Scotland?

Dodgy looking guy if you ask me,

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by CarlL » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:09 pm

These are my Arab "Freedom" Fighters. Foot mainly 99.9% Strelets foot warriors like Fire at Wills and the mounted cavalry also Strelets, with mounted camelry from Tumbling Dice and couple of IT Miniatures on right of line. Some EWM footmen who are baggage camel handlers have been recycled as standard bearers (ok with dodgy 19th century standards for my what if Mahdi's successors continued in to 20th century by beating Anglo Egyptian (and Sudanese) force in c1898.

CarlL

PS I forgot to say these came from just two boxes of Strelets WW1 Arabs, one foot box and one mounted box. Oh and metal camels.

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by granty101 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:23 am

CarlL wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:20 pm
Grant

Isnt that Ali McNally the carpet seller from Cairo Street, in Glasgow, Scotland?

Dodgy looking guy if you ask me,

CarlL
Surely you mean Ali Berber the (flying) carpet seller?? :?

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by Fire-at-Will » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:36 am

Strelets Arab revolt camel riders are possibly due out in the later part of the year according to the latest rumours on Bennos forum.
The upcoming batch could possibly look like this:

155 - ACW Pickett's Charge Set 3
158 - ACW Confederate Skirmishing
165 - WWI Imperial Camel Corps
166 - WWI Australian Camel Corps
170 - Nap French Old Guard standing at ease
171 - Nap French Old Guard at attention
176 - WWII Japanese Type 38 75mm Field Gun & crew

M054 - 19th century Foot Bashi-Bazouk
M077 - Spartacus Army
M123 - WWI Imperial Camel Corps dismounted
M131 - WWI Australian Camel Corps dismounted
M132 - WWII British 8th Army Heavy Weapons Squad

Certainly an quite WWI-heavy list, just guessing here.

Other sets they have in queue:

129 - Nap General Staff Set 3
143 - Nap Polish Artillery
154 - ACW Union Infantry charging
159 - ACW Union Infantry firing line
160 - ACW Union Infantry in defence
167 - WWI Turkish Camel Corps
168 - Nap Prussian Landwehr on the march
169 - Nap Prussian Landwehr standing at ease
172 - WWI Arab Uprising Camel Riders
174 - Nap Prussian Line Infantry on the march
178 - ACW Pickett's Charge Set 4
179 - ACW Union Infantry in attack Set 3
184 - Nap French Line Infantry standing at attention
??? - ACW 12 pdr. Whitworth breechloading rifle
??? - WWII Afrika Korps Artillery
??? - WWI/WWII 105mm Schneider 1913 gun
??? - Boer War Artillery

M091 - Caesar Army in battle Set 2
M106 - US Rangers 1812
M110 - Spartacus Army before battle
M115 - Nap French Sappers
M116 - WWII Japanese Infantry in winter dress

A014 - WWI/WWII 220mm Schneider TR mod.1915/16 howitzer
A015 - WWI 155mm St Chamond C mod.1915 howitzer
A??? - WWI 30,5cm Mörser M.11/M.16
A??? - WWI 42cm Autohaubitze M.16
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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Re: WW1 Arab Rebels

Post by sediment » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:15 am

Imperial camelry are on my shopping list too.

Cheers, Andy

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