Unit Preview 2
German Southwest Colonial State Police (around 1890)
Because of German Southwest Africa's vast size the State Police was a mounted force which would, however, invariably dismount to fight. Although not shown here, both variants are included with the mounted unit being in patrol size. Unit includes soldier models and officers so far.
The soldiers are (perhaps wrongly) equipped with 8mm Mauser model 88 bolt action rifles and bayonets. Officers carry a (still dysfunctional) 10,6 mm Reichsrevoler and sabres. For more info read my blog.
German Southwest Colonial State Police (front view)
German Southwest Colonial State Police (rear view)
German Southwest Colonial State Police (side view)
The Zulu army consisted of armies, corps, regiments (ibuthos) and companies (mavingos). The models are basically revamped vanilla native americans with new faces. As was customary at the time they don't wear the elaborate ceremonial dress in battle. The shield patterns reflect roughly seniority with black representing the most experienced units. That said, many units were mixed in that regard or didn't adhere to that rule at all. Weapons were the traditional assegai (a short thrusting spear), the knokberrie (a club) and some dated rifles and muskets. For more info read my blog.
Zulu Warriors (front view)
Zulu Warriors (rear view)