Wargaming the Exploration and Colonisation of Tropical Africa by European powers from 1850 until 1918.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Zambezi Campaign 11: British bearers

Here is the final unit for the British forces for my Zambezi campaign: the British baggage element.  Technically you only need 4 elements but I feel that only four bearers look a bit thin so I have made each element two figures to give a better looking group.

Burton and Speke's original expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, for example, started with around 100 askaris and 100 bearers and that was, essentially a two man expedition.  Probably there should be a bearer for every combatant!  Some of Stanley's expeditions had over a thousand bearers.

Foundry make two packs of bearers so I have managed to avoid any duplication and still have some left over for the Arab force.

1 comment:

Bedford said...

Very nice.

Good work on the eyes and the flesh.