This was first mooted a couple of years back but in the coming 12 months there has been a full commitment to make this happen for the next Tarawera trip - two of the group are doing a scenario and we have already been issued with OrBats etc.
I already have a few figures for this period, both Brigade Games and Old Glory, and also purchased the Osprey book on this period about 18 months ago (see below)
The cover of the book
British and native allies
British, Indian and African troops
S African uniforms
Indians and Askaris
Belgian European and Askari troops
Portuguese soldiers in Mozambique
Below are a few reprints of my existing figures for this era - I also have about 40 Kings African Rifles (KAR) by Brigade Games
German officer with Askari NCO and rifleman
Two more German Schutztruppe officers
A third German command element - have no actual troops for them to lead yet though!
A British HMG team
German Askari HMG team
British Sikh HMG team - all the preceding figures are by Brigade Games
Command element of dismounted Indian cavalry - Old Glory figures
Dismounted S African cavalry - Old Glory figures
The full unit of dismounted Indian cavalry
Old Glory Sikhs - I think they should be useable as the uniforms and equipment don't look like they changed much since the 1890's
Wont use the semaphore but the Indian mountain guns should also be fine
Mounted version of the dismounted Indian cavalry a few pics above - all the latter figures are by Old Glory
So now I have to get a few more Brits, some German askaris and possibly some Belgians too - juts as well I have 1-12 months to get through this! In the meantime, I have a couple of units of Indian OG figures I can paint and base for this period - again, they are actually NW Frontier but I don't think anything had changed dramatically in the intervening 20 odd years. I also have a little side project to work on as below............................................................................
I bought this pack of twenty hard plastic multipart figures from Annie, the Dice Bag Lady, for £20, and combined it with 20 x 28mm female heads by Statuesque - giving me enough figures for 2 x 10 all female war bands - now I just have to try and do justice to the excellent figures with my average painting skills!
The first ten figures undercoated in white and with a brown wash over them - not my usual method so hope it works out.....
Two close up shots of some of the "troops"