Drink it down, you Zulu warrior,Drink it down, you Zulu chief, chief, chief,Drink it down, you Zulu warrior,Drink it down, you Zulu chief,Chief,ChiefChiefChief...
Whoops, sorry - reverted to my student drinking days there. For those who haven't experienced the delights of a British student union bar (or the bar of any British sports club), the chant I just posted is frequently used to accompany persons downing pints (proper ones of 20 fl oz, not those teeny American ones of 16 fl oz!) or, more commonly the "yard of ale", given that most students at my college would have drained their pint before you'd finished the first line! And that includes the women! Well, it was an agricultural college I did my degree at :)
But back to Michael's post. That is a very nice set of Zulus, exquisitely painted as always. I'm going to add a few extra points for the handpainted shields.
By my reckoning, that leaves Michael with 12 days to paint another 17 Zulus to win the "Cetshwayo Challenge". Can he do it? Stay tuned folks!
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
From MichaelA - A Stanley Baker's Dozen (65 points)
Excuse the nod to the late, great Sir Stanley Baker in the title and let us move swiftly on to this paltry entry - no points bomb here sadly. As the Challenge enters its final fortnight, I'm still some way off hitting my personal target of a 1000 points and a country mile away from making any sort of impression on MartinC's, now seemingly unassailable lead in the 'Cetshwayo Challenge'!
Still not one to give up before the end, I've managed to get a few more of my Zulus painted at the weekend and can at least raise my personal tally a tad more; these then are 13 x 28mm Zulus. 12 of them are hard plastic from Warlord Games, with the addition of a metal Induna from Empress Miniatures. This last miniature will be my forfeit miniature and destined to join Martin's ranks of fearsome warriors in due course.
So where does all this leave my side duel with Martin? Well a 151 Zulus to the good, Martin is looking in pretty good shape, but let us not forget the generous handicap system that is in play - Martin has to paint four for every one I paint. So current standings in the 'Cetshwayo Challenge’ are - MartinC 151 - MichaelA 84. Getting closer, but still a long way off!