Thursday, 30 November 2017

"We come on the orders of the Great White Queen!"

My Imperial Force
As promised, here is the British and Boer forces for the Zulu war.  The British Cavalry bore the worst of the damage to their lances and swords but otherwise this whole thing is a testament to the wonderful Testors' dullcoat - and always use two coats! The lad helped me build this - my first wargaming video. Its a but self indulgent but it was fun to make For those who prefer stills, here are the key ones.
24th Foot: The Thin Red Line
The 60th Rifles
Stout lads of the Naval Brigade - with Gatling Gun!
Fire support of the Royal Artillery
Breach loading 9pdr - note the VC on the right most figure (painted on during a game in which this gun, down to the last man, held off and then broke the last Zulu Regiment to claim the day!)
British Cavalry - 17th Lancers and Hussars
Boer Irregulars
Hoping to get them onto a table for some action shortly!
Lord Chelmsford and the senior staff

3 comments:

Riot said...

Cool vid and great choice of backing track.

Captain Darling said...

Lovely collection of troop looking forward to seeing them in action!

A J said...

The sight of that box is enough to give any gamer's heart a bit of a jolt. I'm glad they turned out to be all right. My wife and I are in the middle of a house move, and I'm already dreading what I'll find when I open my wargaming boxes again.

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