Thursday 22 December 2011

Perry Plastic Fuzzy Wuzzies done!

Rudyard Kipling called them "pore benighted 'eathens" in his poem Fuzzy-Wuzzy...

So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan;
You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man;
An' 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, with your 'ayrick 'ead of 'air --
You big black boundin' beggar -- for you broke a British square!

The Fuzzy-Wuzzies (or more correctly Hadendowa tribe) caused the British and their allies all sorts of trouble in the late 1800s in North Africa. Now mine are set to do the same on the tabletop. These took me longer to assemble than they did to paint. From bare plastic to based and done all 36 took roughly 12 hours. I'm pretty happy with the result and the speed they came together has made me want to start the Kordofan rebels and Ansar right away (the rest of the two boxes these came from).

I've got these organised into units of 12, despite the fact these are for The Sword and the Flame. Quite a few people use smaller unit sizes with the game and it works fine apparently. I've gone with smaller units as it gives a more skirmish feel to the battles I intend to play.

Unfortunately the dark skin tones mean they look a bit flat in the pics but that can't be helped. Remember to click for larger versions...

The full tribe of three rubs
First rub, armed with spear and sword
Second rub, armed with spear and sword
Third rub, armed with captured rifles
I still need to buy a mounted leader for these guys, plus some camel mounted chaps but for now that's it.

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