11 December 2016

Zulus, "thousands of 'em" finished at last


Finallly finished, all in all, just over 150 figures.



As mentioned in the previous post, most of the shields were homemade due to the fact that nearly all the original Esci shields had been lost over the years.



The spears were also missing and were replaced with spears made from stiff plastic broom bristles.



To make up the numbers, a handful of Esci Barbarians managed to slip in as Zulu"impostors".



Even Tarzan from the old Airfix set was press-ganged into to group as an old robust grey-haired warrior with his Airfix drum playing entourage, guards and lovely female companion.



Now it's a case of getting them on the table....., which means painting up someone to fight against, and who else but old Esci British Rorke's Drift infantry.



The partially completed figures above are waiting patiently in the painting queue, but since finishing the Zulus I've moved onto other things so it might be a little while yet, but the plan to do them is still there and the story will definitely continue.

12 comments:

  1. And I love your shields!

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    1. Good question :-)

      In Her Majesty's Name is a nice ruleset for Victorian era skirmishing, possibly we might be able to adapt it to deal with hordes of Zulus.

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  3. Thousands of them indeed! Well done!

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  4. Stunning mate, inspiring as usual :)

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    1. Glad you like them Al mate.

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  5. HARD BATTLE, 1879 ISHAWALNA,ZULULAND.

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  6. Nice work. My Zulus are old ESCI, now Italeri and HAT. When we do a game I'll blog it.

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    1. Would love to see that Bruce. I saw some of your Zulus on your blog. You got some great 1/72 stuff on there.

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