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Offline Arundel

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Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:12:29 PM »
Hi All,

I'm currently feeling the tug of doing a small Zulu War project in 28mm. One of the things I'd most like to do is the famous defense at Rorke's Drift. Are there any options besides those offered by Warlord (which seem a little expensive - and fiddly to assemble)?

Some would simply go ahead and build it themselves but this definitely isn't my skill set. Are there any other options? Rather surprised I'm not seeing much!

Thank you for any help!

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 05:20:51 PM »
Redoubt Enterprises do both main buildings, I believe. If you don't like the price of the Warlord ones these will make you have a conniption fit,  but I don't think they require assembly. Can't speak to how nice they are, as I don't own them.


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Offline sjwalker51

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 05:59:15 PM »
The Redoubt set is a nice one - probably best seen in action over at the ‘Wargaming with Silver Whistle’ blog. But I’d still use the Warlord mealie bag and wagon barricades with them.

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 06:51:52 PM »
Just looked at the Redoubt offerings. Those are lovely, and the price doesn't bother me too much. I suppose it's the assembly that was giving me pause. Thanks very much for the tip!

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 06:55:27 PM »
I certainly think the Warlord deal is better and dead easy to build....


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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 08:16:01 PM »
Hmmm, dead easy you say? I was worried it wouldn't be. Right then, keeping options open. Your set-up looks marvelous, by the way - hugely inspiring!

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 08:42:47 PM »
thank you

the warlord one is only MDF and very easy to paint...

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 09:21:15 PM »
Could always make your own...I think Matakishi's site had step by step construction plans  for his own versions of the buildings.
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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 09:41:04 PM »
Could always make your own...I think Matakishi's site had step by step construction plans  for his own versions of the buildings.

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 06:40:43 PM »
There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today...turn two points to port.

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 07:53:13 PM »
Great tips, all, thank you. Now I'm leaning to the Warlord version...  lol

Offline steve501

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 05:50:49 AM »
I would personally go for the Warlord I love I know it's only MDF, but they are great set of buildings, especially with all the other stuff like the mealie bags etc

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 01:18:30 PM »
If you go for the warlord version paint before assembly...much quicker

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 02:00:01 PM »
Do they come with a good, clear set of instructions? (I ask this after several bitter experiences - each seasoned with generous helpings of colourful language - at putting together other items that didn't.)

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Re: Rorke's Drift in 28mm - Options?
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2018, 01:00:45 AM »
Could always go for faster cheaper option with 1/72 20mm Italeri Rorke's Drift like this one: https://www.emodels.co.uk/italeri-1-72-battle-of-rorke-s-drift-6114-diorama-set.html