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

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Zambezi Campaign 27: Wasimba musketmen

I found a pack of these Foundry Native Musketmen on my floor a week or so ago (yes, it is that untidy) and so set out to get them painted as the start of the Wasimba villagers force that is the third out of five forces that the Gary Chalk scenarios require.

They are armed with cast off muskets supplied by the British and led by the chief's son, resplendent in his cast off waistcoat given to him by Commissioner Sanders Wallace.

Next I need to paint some spear armed warriors and archers.  In fact, another fifty figures are needed for this force.  I have certainly got most of the tribal figures to form the Wasimbas but as most tribes in this region had Zulu style shields I need to order some from Empress Miniatures, I think.


Michael Awdry said...


A J said...

A nice grouping! I have that same band of figures with the same one as their leader, Sunny N'Sher.

John Lambshead said...

I remember Sanders of the River

Solo wargaming-on a budget! said...

Really good work made all the more impressive because you found them on the floor!