Wm Hocker | Nile Campaigns

The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor


In 1882 an indigenous revolt in the Egyptian Army threatens British interests in the Suez canal. The British attack Alexandria then defeat the Egyptian Army at Tel-el-Kebir, reluctantly beginning their seventy year occupation of the country. Inherited is antagonism between Egypt and its Sudan provinces seeking independence under a fanatic Moslem Mahdi. In 1884 General Charles Gordon is sent to pacify the dervishes but becomes besieged in Khartoum. A relief column of British troops arrives just too late, and without the resources to continue the fight, leaves the Sudan to the Mahdi's successor, the Khalifa. By 1897 the Khalifa's army still threatens Egyptian outposts and a second campaign is dispatched up the Nile, this time resulting in a grand battle at Omdurman, outside Khartoum, that breaks the power of the Khalifa.

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4Naval Brigade Gatling Gun and Crew
9 pieces
$250$240
29Cameron Highlanders
16 pieces
$480$480
31Royal Berkshire Regiment
8 pieces
$240$240
32Naval Brigade Gardner Gun and Team
12 pieces
$370$370
33Hadendoa Warriors of the Sudan
8 pieces
$240
34Life Guards of the Heavy Camel Regiment
5 pieces
$240$240
35MSC(later RAMC) Camel Bearer Company
14 pieces
$400$400
36Sudanese Infantry
8 pieces
$200
37Baggara Cavalry of the Sudan
5 pieces
$250$250
63Drums & Fifes of the Royal West Kents
16 pieces
$480
66Drums & Pipes of the Seaforth Highlanders
16 pieces
$480
390British Infantry Marching 1890s
8 pieces
$240$240
391British Infantry Firing 1890s
8 pieces
$240$230
392British Highlanders Marching 1890s
8 pieces
$240
393British Highlanders Firing 1890s
8 pieces
$240$240
394Royal Artillery Gun and Crew 1890s
6 pieces
$240$240
395Royal Horse Artillery 1890s
13 pieces
$520$520
39621st Lancers
5 pieces
$240
397Egyptian Infantry 1882
8 pieces
$240$240
398Dervish Warriors of the Sudan 18988 pieces
$240$230
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