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Dave Priest
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Hi guys,

Inspired by others on this forum I have made my own miniatures version of this game and present some pics here to mark the anniversary of the battle.

This wide shot shows the whole board which is on top of my larger wargames table covered in Hexon.



I used an mdf board which was very cheap from a local DIY store and drew out the zones with a Sharpie using the map as a guide.

As a wargamer of long standing I already had a large collection of 15mm Zulu War minis mostly by Minifigs and Naismith.

My British infantry are based 2 figs to a 20mm square base. Here are some in front of the hospital.



The buildings and barricades are resin from Hovels. these painted up very quickly.



Here is an end view from the cattle kraal. Metal cattle kraal walls supplied by Irregular Miniatures here in the UK.



The Zulus are based on 40mm by 20mm bases with 4 or 5 minis per base. I have substantially changed the rules and no longer count strength points only stands of minis.



The wagons I believe I purchased from Warrior miniatures many years ago.
I glued card labels on to each zone as per the game map and use the LOS chart from BGG to figure who can shoot at what.



Here's a birds eye view of the board.



I used flock on the green zones and sealed it with pva glue. The compound zones I simply painted brown.



Hope you find this useful or at least mildly interesting. Thanks for looking.

Regards

Dave

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Michael
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We few,we happy few,we band of brothers;For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother: be he ne’er so vile;And gentlemen in England now-abed Shall think themself accurs’d they were no here That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
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Thumbs Sir !
Thousands of 'em ..

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Jake Rose
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I was jealous when I read "table covered in Hexon" I would love to have that, but it has always been too expensive to get shipped to the US.


Then I kept reading.


And looked at the pictures.


Now I am beyond jealous.

Great set up!
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Austin Auclair
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That is so very cool!
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武士に二言無し
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Want to play w you!
So great job! Bravo.
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