Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 155

Today’s post included the latest copy of SOTQ (Soldiers of the Queen, the quarterly journal of the Victorian Military Society).

The articles included in this issue are:

  • Jacky Fisher: The Man Who Made the Modern Navy by Richard Freeman
  • Kipling and the South African War: Dress rehearsal for Armageddon? by Dr Rodney Atwood
  • Seeds of Deliverance: Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian Grant Duff and the War Book by Dr Andrew Windrow
  • The Frontiersmen go to War by Geoffrey A Pocock
  • The Army in India, August 1914 by Chris Kempton
  • Book Reviews
  • About the VMS

As a long-term fan of Kipling, I look forward to reading the article about Kipling and the South African War. For different reasons I am also very interested in the article about the Indian Army in August 1914 as it appears to include a complete break-down that shows which army, division, and brigade units were part of and where they were stationed.


8 Comments on “Soldiers of the Queen (SOTQ): Issue 155”

  1. Nigel Drury says:

    Is that a 5″ howitzer on the cover? Nobody seems to make a 20mm model of one so far.

  2. Nigel Drury,

    I thought that a Irregular Miniatures had one in their Really Useful Guns range.

    All the best,


  3. Nigel Drury says:

    Not a good model though and very much closer to 15mm, doesn't really look right with 20mm gunners, particularly if the other artillery is correct. A shame as it was used in Sudan, 2nd Boer War and early in WW1 including E Africa. The Indian Army 5.4″ version looks much the same so a model would be quite useful.

    Newline Design are expanding their Sudan range, perhaps they'll do one eventually.

  4. Nigel Drury,

    The Really Useful Guns are sized to be compatible with 1:87th-scale models, hence their supposed compatibility with 15mm and 20mm-scale figures. It would be nice if a manufacturer made a model that was properly 20mm-scale.

    I did not realise that Newline were still expanding their range of Sudan Campaign figures, and will have a look at them later today.

    All the best,


  5. Nigel Drury says:

    I saw some at last SELWG and thought they looked nicely proportioned.

    So RUG will be able to supplement your already formidable ROCO artillery park.

  6. Nigel Drury,

    I must admit that the figures and equipment featured on the Newline website do like rather nice.

    I already have some Really Useful Guns ready and waiting to be used with my ROCO collection.

    All the best,


  7. Nigel Drury says:

    I'll be very interested to see what actual scale these turn out to be compatible with –

  8. Nigel Drury,

    They do look very interesting indeed.

    They are said to be 15/18mm-scale … which would make them compatible with the original Airfix plastic figures.

    All the best,


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