|The 'Soldiers of the Queen', Zulu Wars British...|
It has been TEN years since I posted a Zulu Wars Battle entitled The Battle of MBoto Gorge. At the time, I played the game with my daughter Amy. My word how time flies, alas she has now grown up & moved onto other things (Uni at the mo..)
A couple of months ago, I decided to dig out all of the colonial troops collected over the years & sell them. Most of them hadn't seen active duty in years, so they were only collecting dust.
NOOO.... I could not do it! Good Man, I hear you say! Instead I decided to re-vamp them all. First up, would be our Zulu Wars armies. I dusted off our copy of KISR's D B Colonials, checked over the basing, then set about the Brits. The original troops (& a few others 'bits & bobs' collected over the years) were given a make over, ink washed, varnished & then re-based. After some contemplation, I went with a bigger base (40mm x 30mm) 'look' & added more troops for a Two Rank effect. I am very happy with the results.
|The 24th Regiment of Foot (2nd Warwickshire) in the front|
The 58th Regiment of Foot (Rutlandshire) in the rear.
|24th Foot (Green facings)|
|Lots of Essex Figures, some Irregular, some Mikes Models...|
|One base of 'Regulars' can form into Two bases of 'Skirmishers'.|
(I can get rid of the smaller Mikes Models from the ranks...)
|The 58th Rutlandshire (Black facings) in Line of Column.|