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Our 100 piece Afghan regular army (see below), painted by Edwin Kay.

FZ116,23,67 & 69 painted by Nikita Kondratov.

FZ 3, 2 of the many variants of FZ1, and FZ 3
 

Most figures have up to 4 variants, some have 10 or even 20!

FZ1

Zulu Warrior charging

FZ2

Zulu firing rifle badly

FZ3

Zulu Chief

FZ4

Dead Zulu

FZ5

Zulu Hut

FZ 6,7 & 8 British infantry and FZ103 British bluejacket

FZ6

British Infantry standing shooting

FZ7

British Infantry kneeling shooting

FZ8

British Infantry at the ready

FZ9 British Infantry marching
FZ9 British Infantry marching
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ9

British Infantry marching

FZ10

British Infantry Officer

FZ11

British Infantry Standard Bearer

FZ12

British Infantry Bugler

FZ13

British Infantry dead or wounded

FZ14 British Lancers,   FZ15 Dragoons
FZ14 British Lancers,   FZ15 Dragoons
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ14

British Lancer

FZ15

British Dragoon

FZ16

British Mounted Bugler

FZ17

British Mounted General/Officer

FZ18 British gun and four crew
FZ18 British gun and four crew
Credit: Geoff Brown

another look at FZ 18.

FZ 19 bell tent and 15/ 30 apex tent with FZ 20 mealybags +21 flagpole

FZ18

British Gun and four crew

FZ19

Bell Tent

FZ20

45mm section of ammo boxes/mealie bags

FZ21

Flag pole

FZ22

Kneeling Camel

FZ23

Fuzzi-Wuzzi Swordsman charging

FZ24

Dervish Infantry with sword and spear

FZ25

Dervish Infantry with musket

FZ26

General purpose Moslem camel rider

FZ27

General purpose Moslem cavalry with sabre

FZ28

General purpose Moslem cavalry with musket

FZ29

Afghan/Pathan Infantry charging with sword

FZ30

Afghan/Pathan Infantry kneeling firing

FZ31

Afghan/Pathan standing firing jezail

FZ32

Afghan/Pathan advancing with musket

FZ33

General purpose Dead Moslems

FZ34

General purpose Moslem Officer

FZ35

General purpose Moslem Standard Bearer

FZ36

General purpose Moslem Cavalry Officer

FZ37

General purpose Moslem Cavalry Standard Bearer

FZ38

General purpose Moslem General

FZ39

General purpose Moslem Gun and crew

FZ42 Chinese Boxer Infantry charging with pole weapon, FZ48 officer, and FZ49 standard bearer.
FZ42 Chinese Boxer Infantry charging with pole weapon, FZ48 officer, and FZ49 standard bearer.
 
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ40

Boxer Infantry standing with sword

FZ41

Boxer Infantry charging with assorted weapons

FZ42

Boxer Infantry charging with pole weapon

FZ43

Chinese Tigerman

FZ44

Chinese Imperial Spearman

FZ45

Chinese Imperial Bowman

FZ46

Chinese Imperial Musketeer at rest

FZ47

Chinese Imperial Musketeer at ready

FZ48 Chinese Boxer infantry officer and FZ49 standard bearer. 
FZ48 Chinese Boxer infantry officer and FZ49 standard bearer.
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ 43, 44, 45, 47 & 46 Chinese/Boxer infantry

The 2 variants of FZ 52 Chinese/Boxer general

FZ48

Chinese/Boxer Officer

FZ49

Chinese/Boxer Standard Bearer

FZ50

Chinese Light Cavalry Bowman

FZ51

Chinese Light Cavalry Lancer

FZ52

Chinese/Boxer General

FZ53 Chinese Gun and four crew

For Taiping Chinese, see out Indian Mutiny and early British campaigns range.


FZ55 (left) Japanese Infantry Officer
FZ56 (right) Japanese cavalry charging

Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ54 & 55, Japanese, painted and photographed by Chad Anderson

FZ54

Japanese Infantry attacking

FZ55

Japanese Infantry Officer

FZ56

Japanese Cavalry charging

FZ57

Japanese Cavalry Officer

FZ58

Japanese Gun and four crew

FZ59

Austrian/French sailor

FZ62 Russian Infantry advancing
FZ62 Russian Infantry advancing
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ60

Russian Sailor

FZ61

Sailor or Russian Infantry Officer

FZ62

Russian Infantry advancing

FZ63 Russian Cossack Cavalry
FZ63 Russian Cossack Cavalry
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ63

Russian Cossack Cavalry

FZ64 Russian Dragoon Cavalry
FZ64 Russian Dragoon Cavalry
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ66 Russian Artillery and four crew

FZ66 Russian artillery & crew

Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ64

Russian Dragoon Cavalry

FZ65

Russian Cavalry Officer/General

FZ66

Russian Artillery and four crew

FZ67

Italian Bersaglieri Infantry advancing

FZ68

Italian Bersaglieri Officer

FZ69

Askari/Sudanese Infantry at the ready

FZ70

Abyssinian/Ethiopian Infantry with spear/sword

FZ71

Abyssinian/Ethiopian Infantry with rifle

FZ72

Abyssinian/Ethiopian Cavalry

FZ73

Maori Infantry charging with hand weapon

FZ74

Maori Infantry standing or kneeling with rifle

FZ75

Maori Chief

FZ76

Boer Infantry prone loading

FZ77

Boer Infantry prone firing

FZ78

Boer Infantry kneeling loading

FZ79

Boer Mounted Infantry

FZ80

Boer Horse Holder

6 of the FZ 81 Massai variants.

FZ81

Masai Warrior advancing

FZ82

Ashanti Warrior attacking

FZ83

Burmese Regular Infantry advancing

FZ84

Egyptian/Askari Infantry kneeling

FZ85

Egyptian/Askari Infantry Officer

FZ86

Egyptian Lancer Cavalry

FZ87

Egyptian Dragoon Cavalry

FZ88

Egyptian Camel Corps

FZ89

Egyptian Artillery and four crew

FZ90 Afghan regular infantry.

Officer from FZ 93, FZ 92 & 91 Afghan command group.

FZ 92 Afghan regular cavalry.

FZ 107 painted as Afghan regular guard.

The above Afghan pictures were very nicely painted and photographed by Micheal Spenceleigh

FZ 93 Afghan artillery, painted by Edwin Kay.

FZ90

Afghan Regular Infantry standing

FZ91

Afghan Infantry Officer

FZ92

Afghan Regular Cavalry

FZ93

Afghan Regular Artillery and four crew

FZ94 painted with Chinese crew, by Nikita  Kondratov

FZ94

Jingal Light Gun and two crew (Moslem or Chinese)

FZ95

Sepoy Infantry attacking

FZ96

Sepoy Infantry marching

FZ97

Ghurkha Infantry advancing

FZ98

Sowar Cavalry

FZ99

Bengal Lancer Cavalry

FZ100

Indian Mountain Gun and four crew

FZ100 Mountain gun with Indian crew.

FZ102 US/Imperial volunteer or similar cavalry
FZ102 US/Imperial volunteer or similar cavalry
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ101

US/Imperial Volunteer or similar infantry

FZ102

US/Imperial Volunteer or similar cavalry

FZ103

British Bluejacket in straw hat

FZ60 & 104, painted and photographed by Terry Webb

FZ104

British Marine in cap

FZ105

Maxim Gun and four crew

FZ106

British Camel Corps

FZ107 Highlander attacking
FZ107 Highlander attacking
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ107

Highlander attacking

FZ109, FZ110 French Foreign Legion firing
FZ109, FZ110 French Foreign Legion firing
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ108

French Foreign Legion charging

FZ109

French Foreign Legion standing firing

FZ110

French Foreign Legion kneeling firing

FZ111

French Foreign Legion Officer

FZ112

Arab Camel Rider with rifle

FZ113

Arab Cavalryman with rifle

FZ114

Arab Cavalryman charging with rifle

FZ115

Arab Infantry charging with sword

FZ116

Arab Infantry with rifle

FZ117

Western Civilian Gentleman

FZ118 ladies, from Terry Webbs "War of the Worlds" army!

FZ 121 Arab civilians.

FZ 118, 91 (with converted turban),103, 119 and 117. Great painting by Craig Armstrong.

FZ118

Western Civilian Lady

FZ119

Sir Harry with Elephant Gun

FZ120

Native Porter carrying box

FZ121

Arab Civilian

FZ122

Chinese Civilian

FZ123

Later British Infantry kneeling

FZ124 Later British infantry standing
FZ124 Later British infantry standing
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ 123 & 124, by Anne Shim

FZ124

Later British Infantry standing

FZ125

Later British Infantry Bugler

FZ126

Highlander Bugler

FZ127

Burmese Cavalry

FZ128

Natal Native Contingent Infantry with spear

FZ129

Natal Native Contingent Infantry with firearm

FZ130 Four Horse Limber with outriders

A rather large picture of the master of FZ131, now in production!

3 of the variants of FZ 131, painted by Stefano Meneghini

3 of the variants of FZ132 by Stefano Meneghini

A host of FZ 135 by Stefano Meneghini.

Good job Stefano!

FZ131 Bornu African armoured horseman
FZ132 Bornu African light cavalryman
FZ133 Bornu African Musketman in long robe
FZ134 Bornu African bowman
FZ135 Bornu African spearman with large shield

FZ 134, 135, 133 & 82. nicely painted by Nikita Kondratov.

2x FZ136, 2x 137FZ, FZ138, 2x FZ139, 2x FZ 140

FZ136 African woman civilian, in short skirt.
FZ137 African woman civilian, in long skirt.
FZ138 African child.
FZ139 African chubby male civilian.
FZ140 African captive male with hands bound.

the 7 variants of FZ 141

FZ 135 Bornu spearmen and FZ 143 witch doctor. Beautifully painted by Craig Armstrong. Craig has added the skull and extra decoration to the shields.

FZ141 African male with spear.
FZ142 Xhosa African male with spear and cloak
FZ143 Witch doctor
FZ144 Azande shield (for use with FZ141)
FZ145 Basotho shield (for use with FZ141)
FZ146 6 pack mules, mountain gun and 4 crew. (gun is in 6 pieces and can be stuck onto mules or assembled for firing. Please specify crew type required).
Crew
FZ147 Dahomey African warrior with sword or musket
FZ148 Dahomey African Amazon lady warrior with musket
FZ149 Generic Moslem cavalry with lance/spear. (5 variants)

For poorly dressed African bowmen, use AB11. For many other useful types see our 15mm Arabs, and colonial Muslims and Abbysinians.

A pair of mules from FZ 146

All the variants of FZ 142 & 143

All the variants of FZ 149

Colonials Army Pack

100 piece armies (cavalry count as 2 pieces) (These discounted armies are  pre-packed to our organisation)

100 piece Afghan regular army, painted by Edwin Kay.

Choose Nationality

Choose Nationality

Choose Nationality

 

15mm Colonial Battlepack -Using HOTE (hordes of the empire) fast play colonial rules. Choose any two protagonists from the following list: British Colonial, European Colonial, Zulu, Mahdist, Afghan, Afghan Regular, Boxer, Chinese Imperial, Japanese, Russian, Abyssinian, Maori, Boer, Masai, Ashanti, Burmese, Egyptian Regular, Indian Regular, Arab, French Foreign Legion, Bornu, Dahomey.

. The rules are an extension of WRG's "Hordes of the things" rules, and need them to provide the core rules.

Army One
Army Two

Below are 2 pictures of Stefanos' mighty DBMM West Sudanese Songhai army

Here's some notes and suggestion for the various African states from this period. Compiled by Mark Bevis

SOKOTO SULTANATE under the Fulani, c1809-1900, consisted of 16 Hausa City States, troop type suggestions as follows

Heavy cavalry FZ131,

 light horse FZ132,

 Tuareg allied camelry AB20 & AB21,

 musket irregulars FZ133

 heavy spearmen FZ135

 javelin skirmishers AB5, AB10

 irregular archers FZ134, AB11

 irregular spear & shield FZ135, AB10, AB12, AB6, AB7

 

Their main rival,

THE BORNU SULTANATE:

 Bodyguard cavalry in mail and turban, no barding FZ132?

 archers with large clubs in long blue tobes AB2?

 bodyguard musketmen FZ133

 heavy cavalry in 4 units FZ131

 Kanembu spearmen FZ135 in “pike blocks” of 800-1000 men

 Shuwa arab & Musgum slave musketmen in 14 companies

 battery;  brass 4pdrs

 archers  FZ134

 Shuwa arab cavalry, spear, 4 javelin, AB22? FZ132?

 Kanuri light horse FZ132

 mounted gunmen – muskets FZ28 plus dismounts FZ133

 

BAGIRMI SULTANATE

 Heavy cavalry FZ131

 spear/shield heavy infantry FZ135

 Shuwa Arab horse + spear AB22?

Fulani horse archers FZ132?

 irregular foot with javelins, shield, arm daggers AB5/6/7/8/9/10/12