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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

Perry Miniatures presents new pictures of their upcoming plastic Zulu War British…






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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member24 Jan 2017 2:49 a.m. PST

If only I could paint them to that standard…

If you'd have only posted the unpainted figs, I'd probably have just clicked away. As is … bookmarked for ordering.

Thank you Armand

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

I could get sucked back into 25mm colonials just because of the heliograph.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Will have to get some of these, for sure!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed them my friends!. (smile)


dave001776 Inactive Member24 Jan 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

two heliographs in every box ? would have thought that might be an option for a metal set.

Henry Martini24 Jan 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

Who has a table big enough to justify two heliographs?

andysyk24 Jan 2017 3:54 p.m. PST

I don't think Heliographs were used in the Zulu War, they had not been considered in planning. Ad hoc measures had to be improvised.

Marc at work25 Jan 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Love the home service helmets – they will provide great protection against Martian tripods and their heat-rays…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

Glad you like them too my friend.


Griefbringer29 Jan 2017 4:35 a.m. PST

Even if you don't find a use for the heliograph itself, there are probably a bunch of other uses you can find for those heliograph crew arms – maybe even combined with bodies from some other plastic kit (may need to adjust the cuffs a bit, though).

Soldier with binoculars and another writing notes should be useful for a lot of uses in the later 19th century or 20th century. Command stands, scouts, artillery forward observers (with radio or telephone added) etc.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

You are right my friend….


WillieB Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2017 2:35 a.m. PST

Do you know what my greatest fear is? That Alan and Michael will one day doing a plastic box for the Indian Mutiny uniforms.Half with smocks other half with tunics. They are definitely going back in time with their releases.
Which would mean that the few scraps of social life I'm still clinging to, would simply disappear.
Seriously, excellent figures as always and the Zulu War aficionados in our club are cackling with glee.

mrinku05 Feb 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

Those home service helmets are going to be an absolute boon for colonial era conversions. The USA wore an almost identical one, and take off the spike and you have a bobby's helmet.

sjwalker38 Inactive Member08 Feb 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

By a strange coincidence, the Warlord Games boxed sets of plastic Zulus, British infantry and NNC seem to have disappeared from their webshop. Do they know something about the Perry's plans that we don't, and they're cutting their losses?

Griefbringer09 Feb 2017 1:01 a.m. PST

The Warlord plastics are still available on their website as individual sprues. As for the boxed sets, maybe they have been just temporarily withdrawn for a re-release with redesigned boxes or something.

With plastics, most of the investment is in the initial design and mould manufacture, the subsequent production costs per sprue are low. Stopping the production at this point would not make sense, as the moulds should be still in fine condition.

Besides, some customers are still likely to prefer the Warlord version over the Perry one. And others may even want to try mixing the two for variety if they look good enough together.

mrinku17 Feb 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Warlord usually work closely with Perry (they're all basically mates) and they carry Perry products as well, so this could well be a phase out of their old pattern Zulu plastics, which never had command sprues.

Even steel molds do wear out. If the Warlord Zulu ones *are* coming to the end of their working life and are going to need recutting, it would make a lot of sense to do a redesign.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member23 Feb 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Are they being used in a specific Zulu War battle? Although from the looks of it it appears to be Rorke's Drift.

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