When I say few, I mean five of each- I just couldn't be doing with painting up huge batches at once. This is my first time painting dark African skin , I'm reasonably pleased with the result. I'm also happy with how the grey serge came out on the Brits- I'm planning to do one unit in this colour and another in khaki for now. I may attempt some more elaborate patterns on the tunics of later batches of dervishes. I decided to base the British on square card bases instead of the usual washers, as the washers left them too far apart for a decent firing line- if the figures had been 28mm I could have got away with the usual size washers. Like my Gatling crews, these figures are all given a coat of satin varnish instead of the usual Matt I use for WW2 stuff.
I might do some fuzzies on camels next.