Friday, February 6, 2015
I don't really do the British Empire but with all the Zulu movies and others it is difficult to avoid it completely. The urge to collect at least a few is strong. Particularly when you consider I have read all the Tarzan books and seen most of the movies. I use the British troops as stand ins for late 1800's US Army, so it's not much more of a stretch to add a few Native troops. Here the HaT Natal Native Contingent.
Its South African Black natives who fought on the side of the British against the Zulus.
It's a small set, not a lot of poses, but enough I think.
Molded perfectly without flash or error.
I anticipate using them from about 1870 to the 20th Century. Maybe not historically accurate to do that, but when since I get my African history from Hollywood, it works for me.