Perry Miniatures plastic Zulu warriors

The Zulu are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. The Zulu were originally a major clan in what is today Northern KwaZulu-Natal, founded ca. 1709 by Zulu kaMalandela. In the Nguni languages, iZulu means heaven, or weather.. according to  At that time, the area was occupied by many large Nguni communities and clans (also called isizwe=nation, people or isibongo=clan or family name). Nguni communities had migrated down Africa’s east coast over centuries, as part of the Bantu migrations probably arriving in what is now South Africa in about the 9th century. According to Wikipedia (read more here)

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Now the Perrys are about to release these african warriors in 28mm and in plastic! They will be released on the 22nd/23rd of January to coincide with the 139th anniversary of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Here are pictures of the sprues:

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And some examples of finished figures:

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And the usual Perry discount during first release:

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For more info visit the Perry page here

 

 

The first figure of my Wildling Army

So with Easter out of the way and after a longer brake in painting Game of Thrones related figures, the Westfalia halfmen got in the way, here is the first figure of my Wildling bow unit for Dragon Rampant. The figure is a Northstar Barbarian figure.

The figure is kit bashed with a body and head from the Frostgrave Barbarian set, Arms from the Frostgrave warriors set, and arrows from a Perry war of the roses set.

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More to come in the next days. This unit comprises 12 figures.

Restarted my House Brax mixed unit for GoT

After a longer hiatus I restarted my House Brax unit. Here is a new Billman for the unit:

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I will finish the rest of the figures over the next few days . After that I will come back to my halfmen army. You can see the other figures in the unit here: Flement Brax , Crossbowman  1 , Billman , Banner bearer , another crossbowman , Crossbowman 3  , another billman and at last jet another Crossbowman.

Glover versus Lannister the first battle on the refurbished terrain!

The other day we had a small Dragon Rampant battle between the House Glover and House Lannister over a bridge crossing one of the tributaries of the Trident. Here is the deployment:

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The Glovers racing for the bridge

Lannister heavy knights, lead by “The Hound” Sandor Clegane, contesting the crossing.

The House Glover mesnie.

Jaime Lannister overlooking the River.

The Lannister battle.

Sorry no more pictures, as we got carried away while gaming! It was a Lannister victory.