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Andy May paintings 9 years 3 months ago #13842

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Hello Brett,
Thank you for posting these, I have not seen them before.
They are nicely done and a very nice collection, well found!

Cheers
Paul :)
"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Andy May paintings 9 years 3 months ago #13844

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Paul

Thank you for your comments. I regret that I did not buy all the sets when I had the chance. Listed below are the other prints in my collection. I will post any that might be of interest to you, or anyone else.

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Brett

Set 1 - Natal Colonials
Tpr, Border Mounted Rifles
Tpr, Umvoti Mounted Rifles
Pvt, Durban Light Infantry
Dvr, Natal Field Artillery

Set 2 - Siege of Ladysmith
Pvt, Rifle Brigade
Gunner, Naval Brigade
Pvt, Devonshire Regiment
Sgt, Leicestershire Regiment

Set 8 - Battle of Talana
Pvt, Royal Irish Fusiliers
Sgt, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Pvt, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Gunner, 67th Bty, RFA
Cpl, Leicestershire Regiment
Tpr, 18th Hussars

Set 14 - South African Irregulars
Tpr, Rimington's Guides
Tpr, Montmorency's Scouts
Tpr, Brabant's Horse
Constable, South African Constabulary

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Andy May paintings 9 years 3 months ago #13847

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Hello Brett,

Would you be kind enough to post the Private Devonshire Regt. when you have time please.

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Paul :)
"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Brett,
As you know, I have a special and indeed, it has been sugested, immemorial interest, in the events in the Zoutspanberg in the immediate post war situation, so I should like to see the SAC "constable"
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Hello Brett,
It is perhaps worthy of note the very extensive use of the Martini Metford by the Natal Government! :(
Regards Frank

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Andy May paintings 9 years 3 months ago #13854

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Paul & Frank

I will take the required photographs later when the day is brighter. I will be interested in your assessments of the accuracy of the uniforms and accessories.

The Natal Volunteers and irregular regiments raised in the Colony were at a disadvantage when the war began, since they were armed with obsolete single-shot rifles, with most, if not all the mounted regiments, being without bayonets. Leisurely long-distance sniping was fine, except for range and accuracy, but close contacts in 'hot' battles, such as Elandslaagte and Wagon Hill, must have been a nightmare. At Gun Hill, the men had to pretend to fix bayonets to alarm the Boers.

Although in many ways idyllic, Victorian Natal was not a wealthy colony and, in common with most governments, the one in Natal spent much of their time on another planet and budgeted accordingly.

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Brett

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