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1 hour ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

I hated it at first, but now that I've done about 100 it's not so bad.  

...are you sure this isn't Stockholm Syndrome...?

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36 minutes ago, Last Knight said:

...are you sure this isn't Stockholm Syndrome...?

 

... I never thought of it that way, but I've done so many M41 field jackets now I feel like I've been drafted.

 

If I start speaking French when I get to the Waterloo stuff we'll have our answer.  

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Just before Halloween, I may have possibly acquired some boxes of Warlord Zulus + a package of Zulu from a different company. 

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18 minutes ago, EvilJames said:

Just before Halloween, I may have possibly acquired some boxes of Warlord Zulus + a package of Zulu from a different company. 

 

Married or unmarried?

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14 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Married or unmarried?

The Warlord ones are both, the other company I don't know, it's only labeled Zulu,  but I can probably compare them to the Warlord ones to figure out.

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Ok the other company is Wargames Factory and I'm pretty sure they are unmarried. 

At least that's what the picture on the outside depicts,  I haven't looked that closely at the sprues, the could be alternate heads.

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It's interesting that the cover art for the Warlord Unmarried Zulu Impi set includes at least one person who is unambiguously married. (Can't speak to the actual minis.) Part of the reason I was asking is that the Reaper Zulus (three packs) are a sort of random mix, which wouldn't work so well for coherent games. (Though they're quite nice sculpts.)

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On 11/10/2019 at 4:39 AM, lowlylowlycook said:

 

I was hoping for plastic but then again that was asking for a lot given lack of even metal figures.  So yeah, they are metal.

 

Okay, thank you!

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7 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

Remind me, married Zulus are marked by the gum rings in the hair?

 

 

Yes. Unmarried would often have much more complex and interesting head-dresses, but the ring seems to have been standard for married Impis throughout the period of interest.

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After your comment an re looking at my wargames factory Zulus, they appear to be married rather than unmarried as I initially thought. 

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Finally got my Rangers decals so I can give them some ranks, turns out when applied they're barely visible.  This makes them useless for telling figures apart on the table, but at least I know they're there I guess.  I mean, I wouldn't bother if I didn't think it was worth the trouble, I just expected them to maybe be more than just vanity decoration.  ::P:

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I finally had a chance to play a game of Bolt Action.  It'll take some time for people to get used to the rules and work out good tactics, but the StG German squad has, so far, not turned out to be the game-breaking menace that I feared - but they didn't really manage to get into a position where they could exploit their assault weapons to best effect.  None of the PzFausts made a hit roll, so that remains inconclusive.  But the main thing is that everyone had fun and wants to come back for more, so there was a point to all of this and I won't have to play sad games in the basement by myself with a bottle of cheap brandy.  

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1 hour ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

I won't have to play sad games in the basement by myself with a bottle of cheap brandy.  

Who normally wins, you or the brandy?

 

On a more serious note, hopefully you do get a good gaming group out of that first game.

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