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Prince Rupert of the Rhine13 Sep 2020 10:27 p.m. PST

Continuing my Darkest Africa project to recreate the Karonga War I have converted up some Nkonde warriors to be allies of the British.


Some background on the Nkonde and more pictures on my blog, for those interested, here


Durban Gamer14 Sep 2020 3:55 a.m. PST

Great painting and research work on a fascinating ally for the Brits!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine14 Sep 2020 4:25 a.m. PST

Thanks Durban glad you like them.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 7:29 a.m. PST

One of them seems to be wielding a sword like weapon, instead of a spear or war club. What is that?


Prince Rupert of the Rhine14 Sep 2020 9:03 a.m. PST

Grelber@ no swords they are all armed with spears and clubs. There are a couple of different club styles in the mix though one is very straight and the other is curved.

I found written, but no pictorial evidence, of Nkonde war clubs so having nothing better to go on, I just left the original Dinka ones, from the base miniatures, on my conversions here are the original miniatures

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2020 10:18 a.m. PST

OK, I saw the guys with the baseball bat like straight clubs.


Prince Rupert of the Rhine14 Sep 2020 11:54 a.m. PST

to be fair Grebler the Dinka war clubs do look quite blade like from certain angles

Durban Gamer15 Sep 2020 4:08 a.m. PST

Going clubbing certainly had a different meaning, back in the day!

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