When the Perry Brothers released their Sudan
"...brave men and women carry out of their own free willPreviously, the Army has gone into battle with the
those missions which Her Majesty the Queen would not
dare ask the Empire's citizens to undertake for her honour
alone. ALF's Imperial Army struggles to safeguard proper
Victorian standards of propriety and cumbersomeness in
dress, architecture, technologies, and entertainments. Its
members dress in the 1880s-style redcoat uniform which
they quite rightly believe to be the epitome of style. They
keep themselves in readiness to respond to anything that
might be taken as an excuse to be offended on behalf of
the Queen, her family (or at least those presently in
favour), and the sacred institutions of the British culture
and state such as corgis, morris dancing and weak chins.
They challenge those responsible to battle unless
grovelling apologies are offered."
Since we are all at boat building, Tas put this up
on his blog a few days back....might help!
No Sudan game would be complete without Nile
gunboats! The big problem? Other than the Melik
and some drawings of the Tamai class, there exists
very little information about colonial gunboat operations
on the Nile. This despite the fact that in some operations
there were close to 30 steamers in the combat zone! Not
only that, the Mahdists did have steamers and gunboats
of their own, but the onlyreference I’ve seen is the one
that was put out of action by French forces near Fashoda.
Gordon’s forces operated gunboats continuously during
the siege, but again, little is known about the actual combat
In the spring of 1898 the United States
went to war with the empire of Spain.
It was our Nation's first major conflict
since the Civil War, and the first
major foreign war in our Country's
brief history. It was a war for which
the United States was unprepared
militarily, but a war that had been
looking for an excuse to happen for
It was a war that lasted less than a year from declaration
of war to signing of the Treaty of Paris ending it. Violent
conflict spanned a period of only 115 days with less than
400 American combat deaths. It was an unqualified victory
for the United States, a success that propelled the young
nation to the forefront as a world power.
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