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Glengarry515 Jun 2018 11:03 p.m. PST

Does anyone make 28mm Africans (not North African, below the Sahara) with arquebuses? I need them for early Portuguese colonial allies.

Travellera16 Jun 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

Warlord or Perry plastic zulus with some ECW arms and weapons?

Winston Smith16 Jun 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Foundry Maroons from the Pirate range?

saltflats192916 Jun 2018 12:52 p.m. PST


Glengarry516 Jun 2018 2:49 p.m. PST

Thanks. Those are all nice figures but they are armed with long, sometimes Buccaneer, flintlock muskets while arquebus's are really quite short matchlocks. Converting with ECW arms sound intrigueing but what to do with the sleeves? :)

stecal Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Mameluke Arquebus might be as close as you get


stecal Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 6:19 p.m. PST

there is this figure. Not sure of the manufacturer. on the base it has BA7 & a stlylized H O. Thinking Hinchcliffe


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

This Eureka range has some potential figures. Set more in Brazil, I could seen them in Africa.


Travellera16 Jun 2018 11:17 p.m. PST

"What to do with the sleeves"

Good point :)

If you want them with bare torsos you could only use the hands attached to the weapon and the try to re-position the original arms to fit, alternatively use some greenstuff. An alternative to zulus might be Perry Sudan plastics.

Another route would be to use some of the miniatures suggested. The Foundry ones would be especially suitable, and cut away the weapon including the holding, left hand but keep the weapon stock including the right hand. Replace the holding hand with an open hand (plenty in most plastic sets and buy arquebusiers(weapon only) from TAG.

I have done similar conversions with more modern weapons and it works quite well

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