Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Zulus Sir, farzends of 'em!

Just in from the field, are reports of a fierce, little action fought beyond the Tugela River in far off  Zululand, at place called Kambula.  I commend you to consider the following report Gentlemen, it will only take four minutes of your time, and lets face it you have nothing better to do or you wouldn't have stopped here in the first place:


Kambula is one of those important actions that ought to be so much better known, it's well up there with Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana, it would make a great wargame scenario here is a link to the wiki page Battle of Kambula

I know nothing about stop motion cinematography but am in awe of those who do, and threewheelwagon, who composed this report, is clearly much experienced in the techniques and has produced numerous similar stirring accounts of battle in past times.  I don't know who this person is but I do know that they have a lot of toy soldiers, a lot of imagination and a camera.

I did warn some weeks back that you could expect some cheap posts from me during the lockdown and you don't get any cheaper than a post where someone else has done all the work!

Hope you enjoyed it.

10 comments:

  1. It might be cheap Brian but it was very good! Is that a converted Airfix 1/32nd Japanese Officer?

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    1. It is an Airfix Japanese Officer, who'd have thought it eh?

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  2. Hi Brian- An interesting video - must admit the Zulu Wars is a favorite Colonial period...wouldn't mind doing something in 54mm with Armies In Plastic...have seen British vs Zulus in plastic 54mm- and it all looks good to the eye - even in relatively small numbers of 40 Figures a side. Regards. KEV.

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    1. You're right, and there's so much more to the campaign than just the big battles.

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  3. What a wonderful collection of Zulu War figures! A little bit of everything! Thank you Brian for finding this gem and sharing it with all of us! Take care!

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    1. Aren't they great! I particularly liked the Frontier Light Horse at the end.

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  4. This was fabulous to watch and play "spot the Airfix founding figures" - it certainly proves how versatile the Japanese 1:32 figures are - mixed in with Russian and Africa Korps officers, Airfix Cowboys on horseback, Airfix Indians, cereal Zulus, blended in with hollowcast Zulus and redcoats - very nicely and stylishly done. Thanks for finding this!

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    1. I always enjoy the challenge of figuring out what a conversion has been made from, some of those Zulu appear to have shields made from cardboard and a matchstick!

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    1. It did give me a lift, he's done another rather fun video of the Battle of Zama, well worth a look.

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