"The sentries report Zulus to the southwest. Thousands of them."
|Dwarfing the mightiest!|
Towering over the greatest!
Zulu is an absolute film classic, and an inspiration to generations of gamers. I plan to scratch my Zulu itch over the next few weeks.
I intend for my project to be manageable. I've found variant rules and scenarios for the boardgame Battle Cry for Rorke's Drift and Isandhlwana (here and here respectively), by Bayernkini. This gives me a finite number of figures to aim for. (See my earlier Battle Cry project here.)
|Rorke's Drift- Battle Cry|
|Isandhlwana- Battle Cry|
I've already got a head-start. I painted these Esci Zulus a few years ago, but never got around to basing them. I used a wash of Woodland Scenics Raw Umber, I recall.
- 79 Zulus (to be based)
- 40 British infantry
- Chard, Bromhead, Pulleine, Durnford
- 3 Natal Native Horse
- 1 Artillery piece and crew
Quite manageable, I'm sure you'll agree, especially as the largest part is mostly finished already. (Nifty coincidence: number of Zulus required: 79. Number of Zulus I have: 79). I'll be using HäT plastic 1/72 figures for the rest. I haven't sourced the artillery yet, that may take a considerable back seat. I'm planning to use speed painting with washes.
PS: had to include this-
|Imperial soldiers (via TD124)|
|City of Thieves|
|CoT: my green guys about to fail to pull off a heist|
|Guilds of Cadwallon|