Quite a big post this time round as I have virtually finished all the core units for my Anglo Zulu Wars. There are still a few bits I need to finish off but effectively the both forces are now complete and the games can begin.
First up we have the Natal Mounted Police sourced from Empress - 8 riders and 8 infantrymen.
All the figures are individually based and sit in trays from warbases...
Next up we have the Native Horse (again from Empress) - these guys were also known as the Sikhali Horse as per the film Zulu Dawn. Again 8 Horsemen and 8 infantrymen
Finally the Brits get bolstered with some regular cavalry - the Lancers. These have been sourced from AW Miniatures.
Great figures (albeit larger than the Empress - but great value at £30 for 12 )
and there is more...if the Zulus don't have enough to contend with...the artillery
The Guns (9 pounders purchased from Black Tree Designs - limbers for these are on the painting table
and of course you have to have gatling guns (Empress) and Rockets (Black Tree)
Finally I picked up the Heliograph team from Black Tree and it makes a nice little unit.
So that just about delivers all the core units I need for my Zulu games...
So I now have 420 Zulus to pit against..................
112 British Line
8 Natal Mounted Police
8 Native Horse
12 Mounted Frontier Light Horse (Boers)
34 Boers on Foot
20 Natal Native Contingent
2 Artillery Pieces
1 Gatling Gun
1 Rocket Team
I reckon that that is just shy of 650 figures so far painted in three months....no more big projects this year
Whilst on the subject of games I recently acquired two more rulesets for this period...
The first is the Sword and the Flame. These have a big folowing amongst colonioal gamers so loking forward to playtesting these in the coming weeks.
In addition I purchased a copy of the MEN WHO WOULD BE KINGS from Osprey. Again these will feature no doubt in the winter months
We'll be kicking off our first Zulu Game soon using a shed favourite Black Powder. Come back soon to see the battle....