Friday, 21 December 2012

ZULU WAR BRITISH LANCERS


As promised, some British Lancers for the Zulu War. Wonderful figures once again from Empress Miniatures. The Zulu huts are also by Empress and the Zulus themselves are Wargames Foundry apart from the casualty figures which are Old Glory.


 

Good news from Empress Miniatures, they informed me at a recent show that they will continue to expand on the Zulu War range, with Frontier Light Horse, Dragoons, Highland Infantry, Naval and more Personalities for the period.

I start the first day of my holidays today and I am not back to work until the 2nd of January, so hopefully will get plenty of hobby related time mixed in amongst family festive time.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and thanks for visiting my blog over the past year.

Pat.

24 comments:

  1. Excellent stuff, really well posed photo's again Pat, well done. Good to hear there are plans for more expansion of the ranges too

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  2. Fantastic work on the figures and on the photos!
    Phil.

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  3. Lovely poses and as always, lovely brushwork. The one stabbing to his left with the lance..that´s one pose I need to create in 1/72nd..excellent.
    Happy X-mas to you and your family :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  4. Those are wonderful figs, and you've done them justice. Great stuff.

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  5. what can i say ?

    Im impressed, very very impressed

    keep on that great work

    greets
    Jay

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  6. Tremendous job Pat, these look absolutely wonderful. They've been on my wish list for far too long now.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to more wonderful posts next year.

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  7. very good!
    the charge is impressive and very realistic.
    I like the figures too, they have good poses perfect for this use.

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  8. Great Lancers Pat, have a good Xmas!

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  9. Great paint job and animation in those lancers! Merry Christmas and try and get in a game while you on break!

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  10. Very cool the lancers look amazing actually everything looks great
    Cheers
    Kent

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  11. Stunning paint job and lovely pictures !

    Best regards Michael

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  12. Beautiful work once again Pat, my favourite is the lancers in the 4th pic what a great figure and pose!
    Hope you and yours have a great Christmas and New Year!

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  13. Thanks Chaps and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Pat.

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  14. The Lancers are wonderful Pat. Great photos! Merry Christmas.

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  15. Beauiful Lancers Old Boy...have a collection of Zulu's and British but yet to do the cavalry, these will help me get started.

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  16. Beautiful paint-job on beautiful figures, Pat! They remind me I still need to order a unit's worth of those Empress 17th Lancers to turn into the 9th Lancers in Afghanistan. Thanks for reminding me -- and hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year as well!

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  17. Thanks once again Chaps.
    MG, I also thought about using the Lancers for the NWF but I believe there would be some conversion work rather than just a straight forward paint job. Look forward to seeing them, if you get the chance to do some.
    Merry Christmas,
    Pat.

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    1. Actually, you can use them "straight out of the box", so to speak, as the 9th Lancers brought their full blue uniforms with them to Afghanistan. They also brought khaki tunics, and their own special double-breasted, quilted khaki jackets, for use in colder weather. To be honest, I'm still not sure whether to have mine painted with khaki tunics or blue ones!

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    2. Thanks MG. I never realised they had brought their blue's with them out to the NWF. As nice as they would look with their quilted jackets, I think it would be beyond my means for conversion work. Would love to see them painted in their khaki uniforms though as it would give them a totally different look to the blue.
      Cheers,
      Pat.

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  18. Great lancers Pat. That's one of the very best scenes in Zulu Dawn when the lancers are in action right at the start - very memorable! And you've really done these chaps justice. Thanks for all your tremendous blog posts this year - I've loved following your blog. Have a great holiday and Merry Christmas!

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  19. Amazing pics! Lovely troops and wondrous terrain to set them off. Bravo!

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