Well it transpires that the Boers and Gurkhas are not Minot after all, but are by Charles Stadden. In a way this is good news as it means that I can add to the range because the figures are still available, sold by Tradition of London. I will certainly buy some command figures.
So, the Highlanders, Dervishers and Sudanese are certainly by Minot and my plan is to use these to create a small colonial force. Numbers can be made up using Tradition figures.
With all that in mind I decided to paint some test figures. After some deliberation I settled on my gloss toy soldier style of painting, which I think suits these figures:
I shall have a go at the Dervish infantry next, although I only have three at the moment!