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About the Project

The Battle of Rorke's Drift (1879), also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. The successful British defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenants John Chard of the Royal Engineers and Gonville Bromhead, began when a large contingent of Zulu warriors broke off from their main force during the final hour of the British defeat at the day-long Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, diverting 6 miles (9.7 km) to attack Rorke's Drift later that day and continuing into the following day. Just over 150 British and colonial troops defended the station against attacks by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive but piecemeal attacks by the Zulu on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the much smaller garrison but were consistently repelled. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.

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the purchases for this project

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picked the battle set up for £155 off of amazonpicked the battle set up for £155 off of amazon
back of the boxback of the box
I picked up The men who would be kings rule set, after seeing Gerry's projectI picked up The men who would be kings rule set, after seeing Gerry's project
I have ordered 100 25mm washers as the basesI have ordered 100 25mm washers as the bases
and 10 pill shaped clear bases for the horse and 10 pill shaped clear bases for the horse

i know that the poem Boots, is from the second boar war 20 years later. But I think its still fits with the era

Salute 2009 figure

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My first Zulu wars figure My first Zulu wars figure

More stuff Bought !!!

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Private Henry Hook, Chard, Bromhead  and Colour Sargeant BournePrivate Henry Hook, Chard, Bromhead and Colour Sargeant Bourne
Rorkes Drift defenders. Rorkes Drift defenders.
Chaplain George Smith, Corporal Friederich Schiess of the Natal Native Contingent, Acting Assistant Commissary James Langley Dalton, Surgeon Reynolds and Private HitchChaplain George Smith, Corporal Friederich Schiess of the Natal Native Contingent, Acting Assistant Commissary James Langley Dalton, Surgeon Reynolds and Private Hitch

I have ordered these  Rorkes Drift characters from Emperess

£25 for the 3 packs of four models including postage

Unboxing

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Unboxing part dux

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Red coats assembled

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They are all mounted on 25mm washersThey are all mounted on 25mm washers

Zulus Sir 40 of um

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Painting test

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I started by undercoating in gray. Then I blocked out the colours to get the basic scheme down I started by undercoating in gray. Then I blocked out the colours to get the basic scheme down

First four painted

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Empress miniatures Rorkes Drift film heroes

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Hook, Chard, Bromhead and BrouneHook, Chard, Bromhead and Broune
Company cook, 593 Jones, Hughes, Owen?Company cook, 593 Jones, Hughes, Owen?
Reynolds and Hitch, Schiess, Dalton, SmithReynolds and Hitch, Schiess, Dalton, Smith

“Here they come, as thick as grass and as black as thunder.”

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1st 5 married Zulus1st 5 married Zulus

Update

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All the Zulus have paint  onAll the Zulus have paint on
All the British are well on their way to being finished All the British are well on their way to being finished
And the improvised barricades are well on their way to being finished And the improvised barricades are well on their way to being finished

The storehouse and hospital are 80% built and I will be doing some more work on them this weekend

The sentries report Zulus to the southwest. Thousands of them

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The inDlondlo The inDlondlo
InDuna and Witchdoctor InDuna and Witchdoctor

Brandy's for heroes Mr Hook

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The hospital still need to work on the roofThe hospital still need to work on the roof

Testing the set up

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