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    EssexM Miniatures. Unbelievably detailed.

    Our customers tell us, the figures are much better than the photos. MP4

    Essex's life-like figures are known for collector quality that is historically correct. Researched and produced in England, these action figures have the kind of detail normally only found on large figures.

    Horses Suitable for Byzantines

    "'Brand new from Essex, ~ the best gets better.

    E Hl Unarmoured Galloping E H2 Unarmoured Walking E H3 Unarmoured Galloping E H6 Unarmoured Walking F H17 Half Armoured Walking E H19 Unarmoured Standing E H20 Unarmoured Trotting

    Byzantines E H2l Unarmoured Walking F H22 Half Armoured

    (Maulkian, Thematic and Nikephorian) G H30 Fully Armoured Walking Pnce Descnptlon. G H3l Half Armoured Walking D ABl General Mounted A AB2 Klibanophoroi Thracians A AB3 Klibanophoroi Archer A MPl Javelinman/Peltast with helmet A AB4 Tagmatic Kataphraktoi A MP2 Javelinman/Peltast with foxskin cap A AB5 Tagmatic Kataphraktoi Archer A MP3 Javelinman/Peltast bare head A AB6 Thematic Kataphraktoi A MP4 Peltast, Javelins and Rhomphaia A AB7 Thematic Kataphraktoi Archer A MP5 Archer With foxskln cap A AB8 Trapezitoi Light Cavalry Javelin/ A MP6 Archer bare head

    Shield A MP7 Slinger A AB9 Varangian Guard A MP8 Light cavalryman A AB10 Varangian Guard Extra Heavy A MP9 Light cavalryman with helmet A ABll Skutatoi Extra Heavy Spearman A MP10 Heavy cavalryman A AB12 Skutatoi Heavy Spearman .D MPll Mounted General A AB13 Skutatoi Heavy Archer Th d' C AB14 Infantry Officer ' I e. Mace omans are now A AB15 Psiloi Archer available. A AB16 Psiloi Crossbowman A AB17 Psiloi Javelinman/Slinger C AB18 Greek Fire Syphoneer A ASX8 Camp Servants (Sling)

    Byzantine Allies A AAS2 Pecheng Light Cavalry Bow A AN2 Norman Heavy Cavalry (Lance/

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    Shield) Russ Druzhina 2 HCW Shield Russ Spearman (Shield) Russ Archers Hun Light Cavalry (Javelin/Bow/ Shield)

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    A AH4 Hun Light Cavalry (Javelin/Bow/ Shield)

    A AA17 Arab Light Cavalry (Javelin/Shield) C C015 Arab Light Camelry Javelin CM-1 C AA18 Arab Light Camelry Bow CM-1 A AA16 Khurrami Nobles (Lance/Bow/Shield) A AAS6 Khazar Nobles (Lance/Bow/Shield) A AB15 Armenian Archer A AB17 Armenian Spearman (Shield)

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    -_":::i:-;-:~"i-~: -- ~~ ' , I', J WHALE BOATS ON THE NILE (Note the "Voyagers" on shore in the foreground) THE LONDON GRAPHIC; Nov. 29, 1884.

    WHALERS ON THE NILE BY DOUG JOHNSON

    (REVISED AND EXPANDED BY LYNN BODIN)

    NOTE : This article first alJpeared in SAVAGE AND SOLDIER, Vol. V NO. 4.

    Once the British Government decided to send a Relief Column to rescue General Gordon from Khartoum, the next most pressing problem was how to transport 7,000 troops with their supplies up the Nile to the fron-tier . The jou rney as far as the Second Cataract was fairly easy . A fleet of large Nile paddle steamers al-ready existed and they were subsequently contracted to carry and/ or tow Wolseley ' s army as far as Wady Haifa, 793 miles south of Cairo . The remaining dis-tance to Korti , the proposed forward base camp, would have to be navigated in some other form of boat .

    Remembering his experiences with small boats during the 1870 Red River Campaign in Canada, Wolseley suggested that the troops could ascend the Nile in small sail and man-powered whaleboats. Considerable debate followed, but Wolseley' s plan was finally adopted. Once the decision was made, orders were placed in late August 1884, with 47 different British firms for the construction of no less than 800 " whaling gigs" , half to be delivered in 30 days, and the other half in 60 days . The first boats were completed early in September and acceptance trials run in Britain pro-nounced them suitable for the task at hand .

    The boats were not all identical, but they did follow similar plans. The following dimensions come from four different sources :

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    BOAT DIMENSIONS

    Source length Beam Depth Weight Symons 28 ' 5 ' 6" 2 ' 0" N/ A Stacey 32 ' 6 ' 9" -7 ' 0" 2 ' 6" -2 ' 8" N/ A Illustrated London News 30 ' 6 ' 6" 2 ' 6" 10cwt London Graphic 30 ' -32 ' 6 ' 9" 2 ' 6" 920lbs

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    member that the boats were made by 47 different firms . The boats were equipped with two masts each carrying a lug sail on a boom. The sails could be worked while reefed (partially furled) so as to allow the fitting of an awning to protect the men from the sun . The boats were made of lightweight wood (the ILN says fir, while the (London) GRAPHIC states 'white pine' ), were painted white, and were numbered consecutively from 1 to 800. The whalers bore their numbers on each side of the bow and on each sail. Additional equipment in-cluded twelve oars with oarlocks, a rudder, yoke and tiller, six poles for movement over shallows, and two lanterns -one for the masthead and one for the stern . All boats had white lanterns except for 45 designated as picket boats which carried red lanterns. The estimated cost for each completed boat, with the equipment listed, was 100 Pounds .

    The dead-weight cargo of each whaler weighed in at from 6000-7000 pounds . Included in these supplies were 86 provision boxes, each no higher than eight inches (so they could fit under the seats, etc .) and weighing 60 pounds, 1000 pounds of stores and utensils and 600 pounds of ammunition (350 rounds per man on board) . Trials in England with the first boats, carrying a full load of equipment, stores and men, gave very favorable results . Surprisingly, the boats had four inches more freeboard than originally estimated , so it was decided to include even more cargo . Each whaler was now given, in addition to what has already been listed, a 15-man bell tent, a charcoal cooking stove, a filter, fishnets and lines (to provide supplements to the rations from home) and a Flanders cooking kettle with a top that doubled as a frying pan . It is worth mention-ing that the 60 pound provision boxes were designed to be stacked along the sides of the boats, between the oarlocks, to provide emergency cover from possible sniper fire . With everything on board it was estimated that the whaleboat and its crew could, if need be, become a fully self-sufficient unit for as long as 100 days.

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