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Prince Rupert of the Rhine21 May 2023 9:26 p.m. PST

I've just painted my latest unit for, my never ending, Darkest Africa project. This is the first wargames unit I've ever done were the only evidence I could find was in old photos and not in writing.

More pictures and information on my Blog, for those interested, here


johannes5522 May 2023 1:41 a.m. PST

Great looking unit

Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 2:26 a.m. PST

Well Done 👍

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 5:22 a.m. PST

Beautiful work.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 6:02 a.m. PST


Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 6:18 a.m. PST

Well done.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine22 May 2023 6:21 a.m. PST

Thank you chaps 👍

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2023 9:21 a.m. PST

Ilike the colorful lances!


Dragon Gunner22 May 2023 10:27 a.m. PST

Great Work!

Do you have any other Zanzibar units planned other than those already covered by the Darkest Africa range?

Prince Rupert of the Rhine22 May 2023 10:44 a.m. PST

Dragon Gunner@ I built a Zanzibari/Arab/Swahili army using mostly Foundry a long time ago. Recently I thought I'd add some British trained Zanzibar Regulars available from Copplestone, to the older army, and I've painted up several units of those now.

While I was researching the Regulars I realised that the later Sultans built up their own private guard to counter balance the regular army which was controlled by the British. The Guard lancers are one of those but I'm going to add some palace guard infantry (probably using Foundry Azande bodyguard miniatures) and some palace guard artillery converted from Perry plastic ACW artillery with head swaps from Perry plastic Mahdists for Fez wearing heads.

Dragon Gunner22 May 2023 11:04 a.m. PST

One of the projects I am clinging to and refuse to part with as I slim down my collections is TSATF Jarania campaign using Darkest Africa miniatures. I hope I have time in retirement to run it for the local club. The Sultanate of Jarania was going to be loosely based on Zanzibar. I look forward to seeing your future posts on this topic thank you for posting.


Prince Rupert of the Rhine22 May 2023 9:12 p.m. PST

Dragon Gunner@ That's a very cool campaign background.

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