These, then, are from the Warlord Games/Empress Miniatures Unmarried Zulu Warriors box, consisting of 32 self assembly hard plastic miniatures. The purists will undoubtedly bemoan the historical inaccuracy of these chaps wearing their full ceremonial regalia in the heat of battle, but I have to confess that I rather like them. I have painted these with black shields and a white spot in the lower half to represent the Indluyengwe (Leopard’s Den) Regiment that fought at Rorke’s Drift. Plenty of options to vary the poses, these dynamic warriors should see me open my account with a steady 40 points for the challenge proper, whilst contributing 32 to my tally in the side duel.
Beautiful work Michael, just magnificent. I too like the full ceremonial regalia of these Leopard's Den chaps, the purists be damned. :) Is each of your submissions going to feature a unique regiment, or is this one the start of what will be a larger unit? Either way I look forward to seeing the rest of your 'Cetshwayo Challenge'....and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and the saintly Mrs. Awdry.