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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Going to run a game of Rorke's Drift in the near future so I set it up to play test. Even got a couple shots of Lt's Chard and Bromhead seeing off Reverend Witt and his daughter.


foxweasel24 Jan 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

That's a great set up.

goragrad24 Jan 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

Seconded – a very nice setup.

P.S. Was going to ask where you got the buildings as I have a Musket Miniatures set missing a mealie bag citadel, but don't see one in your set either.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

Looks like the Hovels set. Iirc that's had a mealie bag redoubt.

the trojan bunny24 Jan 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Very impressive!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 7:14 p.m. PST

This model was scratch built for me by Howard Whitehouse. It also has a large mealie bag redoubt but I didn't sit it out because I wanted the photos to reflect the beginning of the battle, before the redoubt was built. I have the Musket Miniatures model as well and plan on posting pics of that soon. According to the literature I have from Musket Miniatures, their set didn't come with a redoubt. I use the one from MM as my 'travel' game for conventions, etc. The majority of the figures in the pics are Mike's Models. There are a few standing, firing British figures whose provenance I don't know. The rectangular bases on those figures put me in mind Naismith. I also don't know who made the figures I'm using for Rev. Witt and his daughter. Irregular Miniatures maybe?

goragrad24 Jan 2017 11:30 p.m. PST

Interesting on the citadel for Musket – I got a reply to a query as to whether the set I had was theirs from the current owner acknowledging that it was. Apparently not currently in production and he didn't answer when I replied to his message asking about the citadel. If their set didn't have one that could explain that.

Might ping Hovels to see what they might want for one.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

I was given a painted Hovels Rorke's Drift set many years ago by one of my best friends but it didn't have a mealie bag redoubt. I just checked the Hovels UK website and there's no listing for a redoubt. Sure wish somebody made one; large enough to accommodate 8 – 10 individually based figures.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

There's a nice looking redoubt available in the Old Glory 15's Rorke's Drift set. I just sent them a note asking if it was available for purchase separately. I'll post their reply when I receive it for others who may be looking for one, too.

goragrad25 Jan 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

I asked them about that about a month ago. They didn't get back on it.

Apparently it is resin and made by another company.

Be interesting to see what they want for one.

GreenLeader26 Jan 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

Goodness me, but that is a nice looking set up.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2017 8:02 p.m. PST

Steve, from Old Glory 15's, replied promptly this morning:

"Sorry we don't, we have the set cast for us by a resin casting company and they will only cast the entire set each time, if we sold just the mealie bag redoubt that would leave us with an incomplete set."

Oh well, it was worth asking. I very much appreciate Steve's quick response to my querie.
For what it's worth, I've read in the past where folks have used putty (or something similar) from a tube that they form into mealie or sand bags, let them dry, then build whatever they want with them. The next time I'm at the hobby store I might buy some just to try my hand. Although I confess I'm not much of a scratch builder. I'm more of a mess maker. wink

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member23 Feb 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Will you do an Isandlwana one next?

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 7:32 p.m. PST

Yes, I have plans to run Isandlwana in the near future.

Barry S06 Mar 2017 4:00 p.m. PST

That's a really nice set.

The Reverend and his daughter remind me of Abraham and Mary Lincoln miniatures available from Peter Pig quite some time ago.

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