DBC covers battles of the British Empire against the hordes of natives during the Age of Victoria. So what better than to create a Zulu War game, especially over Xmas! To be fair, we’ve been collecting Zulu’s for ages, but never got round to finishing them off. A little effort and re-basing to match the DBC basing conventions and there we are.
Natives are the main element for the poor enemies of Victoria. They are based on a 40mm x 40mm base (for 15mm), which at first seemed VERY big to me. Shooters, again on 40mm x 40mm, are natives with guns. One base of 'Natives' in DBC represents around 300-400 men. There are a few Cavalry types and even provision for a GunBoat & rules for forming Squares. A nice extra touch is some rules for individual british 'Heroes', we've got to try them!
There are Army Lists for Zulus, Mahdist Sudanese, Boers, Afghans and the Brits. They are based on a points system as well. If you want to know more, then buy the rules. Well worth the money in my opinion…
10-15 Natives, 0-2 Elite Natives, 0-3 Shooters
A 17 Point Zulu Army, 12 Natives, 2 Elite Natives and 2 Shooters.
Zulus in Regiments with painted shields.
Zulu Shooters - That grass was a right pain to base.
At the front a two base Zulu Regiment nErmunthingamebob
and another nThistimewithredleather