Monday, 3 October 2011

The Defence of Burdett's Drift.

Some photographs from the little known Anglo-Zulu War action at Burdett's Drift by a small detachment of the 24th Foot...

Major John Allen Bannerman-Phinn (V.C.) and some of his officers organise the troops.

Stalwart men of the 24th Foot prepare for the next attack.

Colour Sergeant Tom Winbourne (V.C.) at the heart of the defence.

Soldiers at the barricades.

Private James 'Brooky' Brook (V.C.) takes a drink - "It's damn hot work..."

Sergeant Jones and men begin to move out for a counter attack...

Captain Alfred "Alfie" McCaine (V.C.) leads the charge!!

Figures are from Empress and Wargames Foundry.


Michael Awdry said...

I love it! One day I aspire to have as many finely painted examples on the table the only problem is I get so easily distracted.

Rodger said...

Very nice work. Very enjoyable set of photos.