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)

26169763_1409546752500760_2200776962313755317_n

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:

26198629_1409546559167446_1870854017078853800_o

26232266_1409546582500777_6954719974922025383_o

And some examples of finished figures:

26233155_1409546785834090_7830098556439273308_o

26233056_1409546805834088_337668495973770066_o

And the usual Perry discount during first release:

26198647_1409546615834107_9177280591392286415_o

For more info visit the Perry page here

 

 

The dark age archers by Gripping Beast

IMG_3394This is the latest addition to my collection. The dark age archers boxed set by Gripping beast . There are 30 figures in the box . 3 figures on one sprue, 10 identical sprues. Here is a picture of the sprue back:

IMG_3392and front:

IMG_3391As you can see these are complete figures except for the head . So not much for scratchbuilders but if you want a lot of archers all losing an arrow this is the box for you . The heads are quite nice all bare headed so can be used for all kind of figures you can use them for the dark age warriors box by GB and vice versa .

Hope that helps in deciding to get a box or not . One last word though the right arms are not in a correct archers stance but thats only recognisable  for people who do some archery themselfs.

Next parcel in the post will be the Scandinavian  Infantry plastic boxed set by Fireforge .

The Glover Knights banner bearer

This is the Glover Knight unit banner bearer. I designed the banner differently from my other banners this time. In the books the banners of the sworn Houses are always or at least very often described as showing the Sigil of the house they are sworn to above the own house sigil. Here it is House Stark above House Glover. This makes for a bit of variety on the field of battle later on.

FullSizeRender 3

The figure was build with parts from Perry and Fireforge . As can be seen here:

And more pictures of the knight:

And the complete unit (missing one knight, which is not painted yet):

And the complete House Glover mesnie ( – one knight)

And I somehow forgot to show you the House Brax mesnie as far as it is finished last time . So here are the pictures:

FullSizeRender 4

Hope you like what you see ! If so feel free to leave a like or a comment

The next House Brax Crossbowman

The next crossbowman, again build from the Perry french HyW Box.

FullSizeRender

When I finish this unit, another 5 figures to do, I will start to work on my terrain tiles. I got these a few years back from TSS. These are a good start for a terrain system but I would like to have them more realistically finished . I would like to add reeds to the river section , make the water in the river and ponds more realistic and add more gravel here and there . Then I will add some new sections to the river like a little harbor a watermill and I want to do a few tiles for a village or small town. After that of course I will have to do some more buildings.

So you see after my summer holiday there will be a prolonged time of terrain building first and of course when the Westfalia halfmen army arrives at my doorstep I will paint those too. So a lot to do for the coming month!

Another billman for the Brax army

Here is another Billman for my Brax Army. Another Perry plastic WotR figure, build from different plastic boxes can’t remember really wish ones I used sorry.

IMG_8222