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Offline Helen

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Re: Battle of Isandlawana 1879 Project
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 06:59:05 PM »
Lovely work Helen, Its great to see the whole collection so far. Its coming along very nicely. :-*

Back in the 90s I did an Isandlwana project using Redoubt Miniatures, I've still got the figures all boxed up stashed away!

Thanks Nick. The whole collection is not revealed so far as I need time to photograph elements of my collection.

You should drag out your old collection for a "show and tell."

Take care.
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Re: Battle of Isandlawana 1879 Project
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2021, 08:04:16 PM »
By most accounts the rockets were inaccurate and unreliable. I think the British knew this going in, but it was felt because they made a lot of showy noise, flash and smoke, that they would have a great morale effect on unsophisticated enemies, which the Zulus were imagined to be. Didn't seem to work out that way, mind, as they remained distinctly unimpressed by them.


I think they would have seen much wider use later on in other campaigns, if they had been considered a success. But hey, who wouldn't want some in their war games army? I know I would.  :)


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Re: Battle of Isandlawana 1879 Project
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2021, 03:37:35 AM »
By most accounts the rockets were inaccurate and unreliable. I think the British knew this going in, but it was felt because they made a lot of showy noise, flash and smoke, that they would have a great morale effect on unsophisticated enemies, which the Zulus were imagined to be. Didn't seem to work out that way, mind, as they remained distinctly unimpressed by them.


I think they would have seen much wider use later on in other campaigns, if they had been considered a success. But hey, who wouldn't want some in their war games army? I know I would.  :)

You raise valid points, thank you. Yes, rockets do look good on the wargames table.

Cheers!

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Re: Battle of Isandlawana 1879 Project
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2021, 06:52:00 AM »
A few more personalities.

His Lordship with Col Pearson. I intend to do No1 Column in addition to Isandlawana so have included Col Pearson here.



Lt T. Melvill:




Lt N.J.A. Coghill:




New book on Lt Col A Durnford




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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2021, 08:16:20 AM »
Beautifully painted.
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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2021, 09:48:17 PM »
Thank you Levied Troop.

Cheers!

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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2021, 09:53:24 PM »
The Book I've shown I've read and really doesn't share much new light on the man himself. The author is a descendent and lives in sunny Queensland, Australia. My thoughts are that the book although not ground-breaking in any new discoveries can still stand beside any other book of the period on your bookshelf.

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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2021, 11:06:40 PM »
Fantastic work Helen, this thread has become something worth coming back to.

Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2021, 04:16:55 AM »
Fantastic work Helen, this thread has become something worth coming back to.

Thank you for sharing.

Thank you very much.

Cheers,
Helen

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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2021, 07:00:42 AM »
Army Service Corps (ASC):

There was at least three if not four ASC personnel at Isandlawana.

Some modelling was required for this miniature. Miniature taken from the Perry Miniatures British Intervention Artillery code.





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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2021, 07:23:08 AM »
Very nicely done Helen  8)
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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2021, 08:08:50 AM »
Love that ASC conversion Helen, very clever.

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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2021, 10:37:38 AM »
He's a characterful fellow, isn't he? How much conversion work was required? (not especially familiar with that range) Lovely colours on those horses earlier, too.




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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2021, 10:53:44 AM »
Super conversion, very nice indeed :-*
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Re: Zulu War Project 1879 Up-date Page 2
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2021, 11:43:01 AM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Dylan, Yes, he is lovely. That's why I looked to have this miniature converted. I remove all the additional piping and buttons. Added some green putty for the two buttons at the back of the coat and added good conduct/long service stripes on the sleeve.

Thanks for the kind words on the horses. One area I've been working on.

Thank you all once again.

Next up Newcastle Mounted Rifles dismounted.

Cheers,
Helen

 

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