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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

I'm looking for figures to convert into a "Zulu" regiment for the British Army circa 1900.

The basic concept is the British treat the Zulu more like Indians or Gurkhas and form some Zulu regiments (two infantry regiments probably). They would be barefoot and possibly have traditional Zulu headgear (although maybe only on parade?). They would carry assagies instead of bayonets. In 15mm the Regimental flash won't hardly be visible but it would be a traditional Zulu shield with a spear.

I'm open to suggestions!

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

I'm looking for figures to convert into a "Zulu" regiment for the British Army circa 1900.

The basic concept is the British treat the Zulu more like Indians or Gurkhas and form some Zulu regiments (two infantry regiments probably). They would be barefoot and possibly have traditional Zulu headgear (although maybe only on parade?). They would carry assagies instead of bayonets. In 15mm the Regimental flash won't hardly be visible but it would be a traditional Zulu shield with a spear.

I'm open to suggestions!

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

I'm looking for figures to convert into a "Zulu" regiment for the British Army circa 1900.

The basic concept is the British treat the Zulu more like Indians or Gurkhas and form some Zulu regiments (two infantry regiments probably). They would be barefoot and possibly have traditional Zulu headgear (although maybe only on parade?). They would carry assagies instead of bayonets. In 15mm the Regimental flash won't hardly be visible but it would be a traditional Zulu shield with a spear.

I'm open to suggestions!

Glengarry516 Jun 2017 7:56 p.m. PST

The British had Zulu's in uniform around 1900, The Zululand Native Police. They fought against the Zulu in Bhambatha's Rebellion of 1906. They wore blue jackets with breast pockets, blue breeches cut off at the knees, no shoes, Martini-Henry rifles with Slade-Wallace equipment. Blue Glengarry's. At the battle of Nhome Gorge they appear to have worn blue jerseys.
(Osprey Elite 21, The Zulu's)

Glengarry517 Jun 2017 12:01 a.m. PST

Not that I know of any figures that would be suitable, sorry.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 4:39 p.m. PST

Terry,

These would not be even close to perfect, but if you want something that might fit the visual "High Concept" of uniformed Zulus in British service c.1900 without doing any converting at all, I think you could do worse than using the Copplestone Zanzibari Regulars, which come in "Marching" and "in Action" poses, as pictured here:

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If interested, here's a handy link:

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Another way to go would be more standard Askaris, especially if you could find later era versions, armed with Martini-Henrys.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

Wow, I'm pretty stupid -- Terry you asked for 15mm, and I posted 28mm suggestions!!!

Sincere apologies for my singleminded fixation on the larger scale!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 8:36 p.m. PST

Mad Guru,

Now I want THOSE exact ones but in 15mm!!!

Dan

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