Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From LeeH : Zulu Nokenke Regiments... and Friends (140 Points)

Another Zulu regiment is completed, and this time its the Nokenke Regiment. This regiment fought on the right horn at Isandlwana and after working its way around the British camp eventually joined up with the iGobamakhosi Regiment, sealing the fate of the invaders. The Nokenke  also fought at Khambula later in the year.

Nokenke Regiment

2000 warriors with an average age of about 30

A rear view showing the simple base labels I have used

Close up showing the shields

I have also turned out some command stands and some Zulu riflemen units. These are small units with very limited firepower and accuracy...but they can still be a nuisance and a poorly aimed bullet can kill just as easily as an aimed one if it hits a target.

Zulu Command stands

Close up of the Commanders

Riflemen hiding in the rocks

These are 'skirmish' sized units

I've been a very busy boy this week with the Nokenke regiment consisting 192 figures, there are 32 Command figures and 48 riflemen making a total of 272 figures for a respectable 136 Points. I'm racing towards my target and this should take me well past my half way mark, significantly ahead of schedule. I have one more Zulu regiment to paint and them I'll get started on the British.

A weeks progress...Can't believe I got all this done!

As a final 'treat' here's a picture of my Zulu Impi thus far.

A Zulu Impi ready for battle!

One final push and then I'll move on to something else....for the time being.

From Ray

Bloody hell Lee, they look seriously impressive, at least 1 Reject has got his finger out this year!!
I can't believe your output so far this year, are you and the Mrs talking? Has she forgotten who you are yet? Are you gonna pay for not sitting watching Eastenders hand in hand?
Or is it a very expensive holiday this year?

Joking aside jolly well done ol'chap!

And I concur with your points tally 136 points for 272 6mm figures. Infact I'm feeling generous I'll add an extra 4 points pushing you up to 140!


  1. That Impi is a fearsome sight Lee - lovely stuff :)

  2. Nearly finished next week's entry already! The pace will slow slightly now cos I've run out of zulu to assured more have already been ordered!!G

    The key to my output this year... my job dropped down to 4 days last year so I have a day off in the middle of the week just for painting! :)

    1. Is that how Mrs H sees it though?

    2. I do just enough housework to keep her happy. Its a delicate balance...

  3. Grand work on the zulus, Lee! That is some fine brushwork on them! It is really noticeable on the command and riflemen. I'm looking forward to the British troops and I'm glad we will yet see more zulus!

  4. Never enough of them on a table! If I were British I'd be shivering at the sight of tehse masses!! Great work

  5. I look forward to these every week Lee - great and inspiring stuff!

  6. I'm with Greg - this project is a highlight of this year's challenge. Excellent concept and brilliant execution.

  7. Far out. Mate you are pumping them out like a machine and they are seriously cool

  8. they are still far away. amazing work

  9. Excellent stuff. Great work. cheers

  10. Superb work Lee. That last shot of the entire Impi is very, very impressive. Bravo!

  11. Yes, that final shot is great!