|Battle of Isandlwana|
Brian initially found a deal on War games Factory(WGF) plastic Zulu and Phil already had the start of a small collection. I initially acquired a box of WGF Brits and Warlord Brits.
Since that time this project has snowballed quite a bit. Mostly due to some great sales from Black Tree Design (BTD) and how cool the figures looked once complete. :)
|Hoard of Plastic Zulus to Assemble|
|WGF ZULU assembly|
|WGF Brits as Naval Infantry (Lack detail and out of proportion)|
|Initial Warlord Brits for 24th Infantry|
So far my experience is that the WGF Zulu are inexpensive and look really good, but a pain to assemble. I would pass on the WGF British as the sculpts really look horrible in comparison to others. The Warlord plastic British are OK, but the BTD British are by far the best and no assembly required as they are metal figures.
|Brian's First test paint for WGF Zulu|
|BTD 17th Lancers ready for combat|
|BTD Infantry as 24th of foot|
Using the Black Powder rules we decided the British units will be 12 figures and the Zulu War bands 20 figures.
|BTD Zulu Chiefs|
|BTD 91st Highlanders|
|BTD 80th foot|
|My British Infantry Completed thus far|
|Brian's First Zulu ready for basing|
|More Warlord Plastics to add to the collection|
Phil has managed to find some excellent painting guides and resource material on the Internet put our by War-games Factory which make the painting much easier.
Zulu Reference Guide:
British Reference Guide:
Osprey also publishes a number of good reference books on the topic for pictorial reference and reading.
Of Course the movies ZULU and Zulu Dawn are readily available although not the best uniform reference. :)
More to come.....