Monday 28 December 2020

Eureka Miniatures 28mm WW1 Imperial Camel Corps.

These chaps were released earlier this year, just as things around Covid and Lockdown 1 were a little sticky and a time that I had no "headspace" for keeping track of new releases. I discovered them in October, purely by chance, on a visit to the Eureka UK website. Santa brought me some!

I was delighted to see some Imperial Camel Corps troops in 28mm (they are marketed as "Australian Camel Corps") and I just had to have some. They are sculpted as Australian troops drawn from the ranks of the Light Horse regiments, but the emu plumes in their hats can be easily removed with a blade to represent New Zealanders and a head-swap to give them Wolseley helmets would create Tommies. That way, all four battalions can be covered. 

The camels, to my eyes, seem to be a little small compared to the riders but this is just a minor observation on a set of figures that are a welcome addition to the canon of WW1 troops for the Egypt and Palestine campaigns.

Here are the first three I have painted up. All wearing the red patch of 1 Bn . Imperial Camel Corps, a battalion drawn exclusively from Australian personnel.


Steve J. said...

I too thought the camles looked too small for the riders, but still you've done a great job on these nonetheless!

rross said...

Great looking troops and you have of course done the customary outstanding paint work on them!

Kevin said...

I like your paint style, nice and crisp. The figures are still wonderful, even if the camels are a little small.


Neil said...

Very nice conversion!

Over Open Sights said...

Not conversions, Neil. Straight out of the bag as cast!

Aly Morrison said...

A lovely paint job as always Mark...

All the best. Aly