Sunday, 29 January 2012


Wargames Illustrated has a number of excellent terrain photos on its web site (We Come For Your Cattle).

There is also a copy of their old In Darkest Africa rules available there which includes a painting guide.

Amazing stuff from We Come For Your Cattle (picture from Wargames Illustrated)

I have previously been thinking about representing long grass as shown in the photo's but have not yet placed an order on ebay.

The question is do I change from my dark brown highlighted basing or move onto a lighter tone as represented in the photographs. Doubt I will rebase but....

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Rorke's Drift Anniversary.

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, the famous battle in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23 January.

Just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive, but piecemeal,[Zulu attacks on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the tiny garrison but were ultimately repelled. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Witchdoctor and first Masai.

Making very slow progress at the moment as work and other projects draw me away (Currently trying to finish off some Perrys ACW).

First off a Coppletone witchdoctor bought four or five years ago from Caliver near Southend on the spur of the moment.

Followed by my first 5 Masai, 3 painted a few years back plus the two I have manged since December,