A little while ago Warlord games were doing a half price sale on single plastic frames from several of their ranges and I couldn't help but pick up a few bargains. I ended up ordering a total of 5 sprues each with 4 figs on for £2 each plus £2 postage, which works out at £12 for 20 miniatures, which I was rather pleased with.
I went for a sample of the Anglo-Zulu war range and ordered 2 sprues of British infantry, one sprue of Natal Native Contingement, one sprue of married Zulu's and one sprue of unmarried Zulu's.
Natal Native Contingent
Now I'm not planning on collecting armies for the Anglo-Zulu war at this scale as I already have an extensive collection in 1:72 scale for the conflict, I've bought these with the aim of doing some pulp skirmish adventures along with the Darkest Africa adventurers that I bought from foundry last year. This was going to be a project I was going to try and write rules with from scratch, but amazon also had a sale recently which allowed me to pick up 'In Her Majesty's Name' (ospreys Victorian sci-fi rules) digitally for around a pound, so I will probably now be basing the project around these.
Very nice. I must have watched "Zulu" at least 100 times as a kid. When I wasn't watching the movie, I was recreating it with the Esci Rorke's Drift diorama set. It was a key gateway into wargaming for me, so I've always had a soft spot for the period. Cheers, Paul :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks! Zulu is one of my favourite movies as well, always inspires me every time I see it. The Esci stuff forms the core of my 1:72 scale collection for the period, but with quite a few addition from the HaT range. Whilst it didn't lead me into wargaming, it was the set that made me realise there was a lot more out there than GW.Delete
Beautiful minis, great paintjob!ReplyDelete
Now that was a bargain and what a great job, you've done on these.ReplyDelete
One of my better value purchases, and thanks!Delete