Presenting Lieutenant Commander Michael Mills, New South Wales Volunteer Naval Reserve. Seen here serving with the colonial Naval Brigade dispatched from Australia to the Sudan to give the Mad Mullah a darn good thrashing!
renowned adventurer, "Millsy” (as he is known in the shearing sheds of
the Outback) naturally could not resist to Empire. How he lost his leg
is unclear but it involves a dromedary, 3 lovely ladies, a fresh spring
of lavender, 4 Chinese coolies and an eel. What is certain is that the
prosthesis that the ship's artificer made for him keeps him mobile and
on his feet.
an Imperial perspective, Australia is in the far East. And Africa is
also East of Great Britain. And the Sudan is in Eastern Africa. Thats
three reasons why this qualifies as an "East” submission :-)
entry was inspired on Google chat one morning with DaveD when we
discussed the Sudan being Australia's first contribution of military
forces outside our own colonies. This small contribution to Dave's
Sudan project will be winging his way shortly. Congrats on completing
your thousand Mahdist foot milestone Dave, and I hope this miniature
version of Millsy leads your Jolly Jack tars to victory against them!
Figure is by Artisan Designs - "Colonel Lattimer" from the Mars Frontier Force range.