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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2018, 03:19:09 PM »
Always good to see these guys. Some of my favourite figures ever, Copplestone's Ngoni. Nice one.

I'm hoping that at some point we'll see them get an outing on that table layout you showed us a little while back. That will be quite something.

I was torn between the Ngoni and the Zulus, so I just decided to collect both, it will make for some interesting tribal warfare games.

Now that I have several factions painted, this winter will see a DitDC campaign, I have an idea to link them with some Congo games.

Gareth 
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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2018, 04:35:04 PM »
That'd be cool. I find myself increasingly drawn to the idea of all-African battles, and leaving the Europeans out of it for a change.


I guess technically that wouldn't be Colonial Adventures, and I'd have to post about it on some other board. But that would be silly.  :)



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Raglan's two Darkest Africa topics have been merged at his request.




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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2018, 03:16:12 PM »
South African Boer Wagon and Driver





Model from Perry Miniatures.
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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2018, 07:17:20 PM »
Ngoni Senior Regiment











The Ngoni military machine was based on the formation of national regiments comprising of different age-sets from the various clans. The age-set system with it's general division of cattle herders (pre-warrior age), warriors and senior men (post-warrior age) is a common feature of Bantu social organisations.
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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2018, 08:14:31 PM »
Ngoni Warrior Regiment







These prime fighters would often form up as part of the "chest" when the Ngoni adopted the "buffalo horns" attack formation and were expected to deliver the coup de grace to the enemy.

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2018, 01:17:25 AM »
That'd be cool. I find myself increasingly drawn to the idea of all-African battles, and leaving the Europeans out of it for a change.


I guess technically that wouldn't be Colonial Adventures, and I'd have to post about it on some other board. But that would be silly.  :)



Note:
Raglan's two Darkest Africa topics have been merged at his request.

Africans could colonise other parts of Africa. It's a big place.
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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2018, 06:35:30 AM »
Africans could colonise other parts of Africa. It's a big place.

The Ngoni are a good example of a nation who actually did this very thing.

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »
The white man's baggage train






Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2018, 08:35:34 PM »
Desert Train Station Kafr el-Sheikh







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Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2018, 08:39:38 PM »
Well, that's all a bit fabulous.....

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2018, 11:37:16 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2018, 12:37:23 PM »
Are those rocks at the beginning made from upholstery foam?
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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2018, 01:04:22 PM »
Are those rocks at the beginning made from upholstery foam?

No buddy, it's either blue or white polstrene sheets, carved into shape and textured.

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2018, 01:51:34 PM »
OK, thanks - the shapes reminded me of some rocks I've seen made by plucking chuncks of upholstery foam, then painted with some latex/paint mix (I think), that's why I asked.

Must have taken quite some skill with a knife to get those shapes!  :)

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's African Adventure
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »
I have seen the type of foam rocks you refer to, however, you wouldn't be able to achieve such a high level of detail with that type of material.
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