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Posted by Ochoin on 08 Dec 2020, 05:37

Outstanding. Not just a workable wargames item but a joy to look at.

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Posted by MABO on 08 Dec 2020, 08:18

Ochoin wrote:Outstanding. Not just a workable wargames item but a joy to look at.

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That is true. A good work.
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Posted by Peter on 08 Dec 2020, 17:30

Well done! I like that building a lot! :thumbup:

What did you add to the roof?

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Posted by PaulRPetri on 08 Dec 2020, 20:19

Hello Peter,
I used DAS air drying modeling clay. First time I have used the stuff. I was not happy with the extra weight it added to the roof. So when I post pictures of the hospital I went back to my standard thatch roof material paintable acrylic caulk. Much lighter in weight.
Here is a link to the caulk thatch method.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7T23siyWfQ&t=604s
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Posted by StellarX on 10 Dec 2020, 17:22

Wonderful!
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 11 Dec 2020, 16:59

It appears that I might actually get a wargame in this month so I have set up my rendition of Rorke's Drift in hopes of having a go in a week or so!
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I hope o take pictures of the game and will post an after action report.
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 11 Dec 2020, 18:21

Wonderful Rorke`s Drift display for wargames!
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Posted by Peter on 12 Dec 2020, 12:21

Nice looking table and thanks for the info about the roofs! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Dec 2020, 13:57

This is my first visit upon your topic Paul. i realise my eyes are getting worse for wear,but i cannot understand why i missed all your postings here upon this hot dusty line drawn out upon this famous battle ground. My, O', My ! Your painting style , and model making is awesome and truly inspiring! :thumbup:

i was wondering,
Are there any gaming rules applied in play for rifle jamming, because the Martini Henry Mark 1 of 1873,was badly prone to do this? That Rifle and its ammo dished out to the British armed forces was one of the worst of its kind. :stressed:

:coffee: Time for Tea! BB
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 12 Dec 2020, 17:36

Thank you for all of the praise it makes one feel wanted!

BB no ammo jamming rules as of yet. You make a very good point about jamming weapons. Some of Durnfords last acts were unjamming fouled weapons one handed! What ever else you feel about the guy thats a good trick!
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 24 Oct 2021, 21:44

I have been working on my Zulu war project the last few weeks and I thought I would stage a grand review for my Zulu army. I think I have around 160 Zulus yet to complete but I have a pretty good army at this point.
I have 848 figures in the main Impis. 84 rifles and 12 leaders for a total of 944 figures. I hope my feeble picture taking is forgiven.
Thanks for looking.
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Posted by Ochoin on 25 Oct 2021, 01:12

Gobsmacked.

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Posted by PaulRPetri on 25 Oct 2021, 02:19

I took some side shots.
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I also made the grass terrain bits last week. About 90 percent happy with them..
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Posted by Ochoin on 25 Oct 2021, 04:30

I see you've named all your units....no doubt historically matching name & shield pattern.

I'm not a great fan of re-cycling units to make up any shortfall in "horde" numbers but you clearly needn't even consider doing this.

A very impressive collection.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 25 Oct 2021, 08:38

I was wondering how I had missed this enormous project until I started to look at the posting dates.

This is a tremendous labour of love and the visual impact is is stunning, especially as it is primarily a war game.

It is lovely to see it approaching fruition.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Minuteman on 25 Oct 2021, 08:53

Wow! A tremendous sight. With so many miniature Zulus arrayed on the table-top this has the look of a real 1-1 scale Impi. Well done!

Just a few more figures to finish off those flanking 'horns' perhaps, and then the heavily-outnumbered model defenders of Rorkes Drift will have good reason to tremble.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 25 Oct 2021, 16:19

Thank you all for your kind comments. Chris this is very much a wargame force. It has been in my mind since I was 17 years old around 1979 or 1980. When The Sword and The Flame rules came out and colonial wargaming exploded in the US and this when I was getting into wargaming as a hobby. I started and stopped this project and sold off both 25mm lead figures and my first ESCI Zulu war figures. But I am back and determined to finish it!!
Next up are the Anglo forces.
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Thanks for having a look.
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Posted by Rich W on 25 Oct 2021, 23:25

This is all just excellent Paul, when done! Great to see all the forces combined. Is there any particular unit you're especially happy with?
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 26 Oct 2021, 02:14

Geez tough question Rich. I like the Zulu army. All my mistakes are masked by the shear numbers!!! Actually the Rorke's Drift buildings turned out better than I thought. Surpassed my expectations.
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Posted by sansovino on 26 Oct 2021, 11:45

an impressive great battlefield with really a huge amount of troops... wow
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