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Author Topic: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?  (Read 596 times)

Offline Smokeyrone

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So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:10:57 AM »
Over the top bad guys, preferably, with an obvious Rugga Rugga vibe.

Will my Thouroughbred "Not Zanzibaris" Tripoli Pirates work?


who else?
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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 01:04:48 AM »
Probably not the most accurate, but neither are the other options available. 

Natal native infantry or Zulu with muskets, no headdress?

Think more native African dress, less Arab or Western?

Blue Moon Darkest Africa (18mm).

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 01:24:04 AM »
Even less suitable than they are for Zanzibaris, I'm afraid (just my opinion). Some Ruga Ruga adopted Arab dress, but they never really looked quite like that.

I know you're into Ashanti, I think whatever you use for them would be a better fit (perhaps with the odd greenstuff turban here and there). Mixing them with musket-armed Zulus, as mentioned above, is a good idea.





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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 02:40:46 AM »
maybe like these OG15s Zulus with rifles, I kinda converted?

OOH! WRONG PIC   HANG ON...

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 03:35:31 AM »
I've never actually seen pics of anyone's 15mm  NNC  with rifles/muskets.

if they have little Zulu decor like arm and anklet stuff, they should do great. 

NOW to find pics of various NNC  figs....

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 04:14:32 PM »
Those Zulus look the part!  :)

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 10:33:20 AM »
Don't blue moon make rugga rugga?
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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 07:24:58 PM »
Don't blue moon make rugga rugga?

nope.  they make nice askaris, fez and turbanned, coat and shirtless.   one or two would work, but too uniform and orderly for rugga.

And for inexplicable reasons, no musket armed tribesmen.

looks like hunting and picking individuals from various lines is the way to go.   need to pursue my NNC idea

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 01:20:24 PM »
I wonder if some simple work on these OG 15s Northern Indians could make some Rugga, and native bowmen?

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »
well, we're waiting!   (should I pull the trigger on these guys?)

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 08:29:59 PM »
Really couldn't comment, Smokes. You've better eyes than me if you can make anything out of that. I can see a guy with a bow, though. That's good for early Ruga Ruga (1860s), lots of them had bows to begin with. :)

I think you should do whatever suits you, if I'm honest.

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 04:40:46 AM »
thanks, Plynkes

several are good for natives (spearmen in the set as well)

I'm doing it.   :)


BTW, I'm in Chattanooga!  (for like the next 10 minutes) aren't you nearby or actually in Chattanooga?  Or are you in Nashville?   


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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 10:36:19 AM »
Me? No, wrong continent. I've been to Africa, but I have never set foot in the New World. :)

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Re: So, What do we use for 15mm Rugga Rugga?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 11:19:42 AM »
Me? No, wrong continent. I've been to Africa, but I have never set foot in the New World.
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Lol  I meant you.  well someone is from Chattanooga.  Or Nashville.   I'm in Kentucky now.  the weemen here!   OOH BABY BABY!     It's Ladies night at the Paducah, KY Waffle House!