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  • #69900
    Avatar photoOB
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    I’ve finished my Zulu Impi for The Men Who Would Be Kings.  Six units in all and the figures are from Old Glory 15mm.
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>More pics on my blog if you would like a look.</p>

     

    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #69977
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    OB,

    very nicely done. Please can you explain about the shield colours? I am interested in this period but as yet don’t know much about it. You recommend Dans book which I will get a copy. I will most probably go for 10mm with similar multi basing for TMWWBK rules as I really like the ‘Mr Babbage’ rules.

    Keep up the great work!

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #69990
    Avatar photoOB
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    Thanks very much Ian.  

    I’m very impressed by TMWWBK it’s great fun.

    The Zulu shield colour system worked on the basis that married regiments who wear the head ring and have been in the army longest will have whiter shields, shields with more white on them than other colour that is.  The unmarried regiments who didn’t wear the head ring and had been conscripted for a shorter time would have shields with more colour (black/ brown/red brown) on them and less white.  Hope that helps.

    Zulus got married by the regiment and by royal permission rather than individually and celibacy was strictly enforced for the unmarried.  Prowess in battle was the fast road to permission to marry.

    Dan’s book has a handy section on the Zulu regiments and their shield colours and patterns.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #69995
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    OB,

    thank you for that information. It is very useful. Looking forward to getting some if these games in against Mr Babbage in the near future 😬

     

    All the best,

    Ian

    Tally-Ho! Check out my blog at…..
    http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/

    #70018
    Avatar photoOB
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    You’re welcome Ian, I must have a game against Mr Babbage too.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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