So I have been running my Sudan Campaign and at the same time building the third boat. This time I wanted to try my hand at building a side-wheeler. Again I took my ideas and inspiration from pictures and other models I have seen. You can see I cheated on the paddles and "armored" the compartments up which left me with mounting just a few paddles on each side. I struggled with this one trying to balance it out, placement of the Pilot house, etc.
So the story behind this is that the Dervish also had some converted/captured boats on the Nile. So I wanted to take the opportunity to build a side wheeler since I have already built a screw and a stern wheeler. This would be an old converted Egyptian ferry boat that the Dervish will use to harass the British Nile Fleet or may show up in a small battle where the British find themselves the ones without gunboat support. We shall see what kind of devious scenario I can come up with.
Well once again added captions within the pictures. Thanks for taking the time and all the comments I have been receiving. The river battles are going to start coming up in the campaign so stay tuned for more action!