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Black Powder: Married Zulu Impi
Product code: AC6851
The Zulu army was a formidable foe. Well-trained, well-led, and
well-equipped for campaigns, the Zulu regiments were the terror of
Africa. Created by the great Shaka, founder of the nation, each regiment
was composed of small companies who trained together, and a regiment
could be 1,000 men strong.They were then brigaded together to form
divisions that could move at great speed and with drilled precision,
forming the classic Zulu attack formation of the Horns of the Buffalo.
The military system formed units into married and unmarried units, so a
cadre of young men would be forced to remain unmarried on the King's
orders until they had 'washed their spears' in the blood of their
enemies. They are armed with throwing spears, smoothbore muskets and the
deadly stabbing short spear whilst their patterned ox-hide shields help
identify their parent regiment.
Once they were blooded, and only then, would they sew in the
characteristic head ring which is the symbol of a mature and married
warrior, showing his much enhanced status in society.
These then are the finest warriors of a fierce and proud army of 40,000
men, eager to preserve Zululand from all invaders, Swazi, Boer or
Enough plastic components to make 32 Married Zulus
1 Detailed notebook which has a brief history on the Zulu's and their
profile in Black Powder!
Eclectic Games, Reading - Thu Jul 16 14:31:11 BST 2020 [web4]