Sunday, 23 October 2011

British in Zululand

To support the coming HaT British Zulu War infantry and to encourage me to paint my birthday gift figures...

I thought I'd dig through my bank of Zulu War materials and post some further information on the British infantry who took part in the campaign.

This is the first of many info posts I will upload on the Zulu War...hope you find them useful!

Officer of the 99th in Zululand 1879

A great Article on the 99th in Zululand

Battery Sgt Major Royal Artillery

An other great article - Campaign uniforms of the Zulu War

Riflemen of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1879

Infantryman 2nd Battalion 21st Regt 0f Foot (Royal Scots Fusiliers)

Officer 2nd Battalion 21st Regt 0f Foot (Royal Scots Fusiliers)

91st Highlanders Infantry Officer Zulu War 1879

91st Highlanders Infantrymen Zulu War 1879

91st Highlanders Infantry Officer Zulu War

An intesting article on the Gatling Guns of the Zulu War...

Officer Royal Artillery in Undress Patrol Jacket and Navel Brigade Officer

Last interesting set of plates...should keep the fans busy

91st (Princess Louise's Argyllshires) Highlanders

24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regt of Foot - Rorkes Drift

24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regt of Foot - Isandlwana

3rd battalion 60th Kings Royal Rifles 1879

...1st-battalion 13th Regt (Somersetshire) Light Infantry

Lets get painting...


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Zulus to the south west. Thousands of them!!

Been out and about recently...getting married trying to keep my business on the straight and narrow...which has ment a few trips here and there...but very little painting!

My Dervish infantry is still sat waiting for the last few coats of paint...

In the mean time though - and following on from the release of HaT's latest figures in their colonial range I thought I'd got through my archives and dig out a few items of associated interest...

Hope you find the following useful...

Zulu Warrior

HaT's Zulu Warrior release - which I believe is now available...

A Great article for MM...going back a few years too...

Zulu Warrior - Fasiupa Regt

Finally I'll finish this update with an article by Ian Knight...

Looking forward to seeing some painted figures from a few of you very soon...


Friday, 7 October 2011

Ian Weekley

Firstly - hello from Athens...more about that later!

While scanning a few of my magazine's I came across some fabulous articles by the great Ian Weekley.

And reading Alan's note on Hat's forum a few months ago where he was poundering with the plans for an Afghan Hill Fort/Watch tower...I thought I'd post a few inspirational items from the Weekley Bank of ideas...

Hope you enjoy them...

Ian was such an inspiration...these images are so fabulous! They were one of the many reasons I started with my colonial passion...Hats off Ian!

PS...sorry for the lack of posts...I ran off to get married last month! Found a small Greek island (a favourite of Micheal Wood) and well got married! Eeeekk! Now thats done it! Back to Berlin and HaT's Ansars next week! Well thats the plan...