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mark7224 Mar 2017 1:56 p.m. PST


I have some sprues of warlord games NNC and as I'm not interested in zulu war I want to use them as something else (historical or not).

Any suggestions?

JimDuncanUK24 Mar 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

Ditch the assegais, disguise the shields, add plastic rifles and laserguns, paint them as blueskins and start playing Sci-Fi.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut24 Mar 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

What fantasy do you play? They would make a great (if perpetually chilly) warband for Frostgrave.

mrinku24 Mar 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Hmm… largely naked male figures in action poses.


They'd work well unconverted as some types of Askari (especially with the rifle arms), or for generic "tribals" in a pulp game. You could definitely use them in a game of Congo. The Perry Anasar Warrior sprue has fez heads that could be handy here, though many Askari wore other (or no) headgear, and adding a fez or tarbush with putty is a pretty easy conversion.

Headswaps and appropriate weapons and/or shields could convert them into Picts or Celts (maybe use a bit of putty to add a kilt, or carve back the loincloth a little and putty on some breeches).

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

The big problem is all the cowhide decoration these figures wear, I would just sell them on to a Zulu war fan….

Ivan DBA24 Mar 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

Sculpt some headdresses on them and use them as Ngoni.

Chuckaroobob25 Mar 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

A new edition of "Death in the Dark Continent" is coming out soon.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 8:25 a.m. PST

You know, "figures I don't have a use for" is pretty much why we have flea markets.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

I used some for The Hereros in the German South Africa wars. I added rifles. Some are used as bearers and ascaris for Safari games.

Stepman326 Mar 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

paint green and call them orcs…no reason to change the shield or weapons…

Mike Target28 Mar 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

I painted them green once. Not intentionally, just a couple of layers of paint that went together in a way I didn't quite expect!

Not a nice orcish green though. More like the sort of green you get on stganant water.

They got better.

mark7228 Mar 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

I wanted them as humans, not blue, not green, in this case I want them in brown.

Maybe I will use them as Kukuana Native Contingent.

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