David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occasional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Mounted Infantry in Zululand 1879

I've been working on the new Empress Miniatures Mounted Infantry sets for the past few days, so I thought I'd post a few pictures showing progress so far...

I've painted and based two figures in Mounted Order and three in Dismounted Order so far, with a further mounted figure painted but awaiting his two fellows before basing can be completed. The pointing mounted figure is the officer ~ he's also the left hand dismounted figure with pistol. The close up shots below give you a better idea of the quality of the sculpts I think ~ we'll draw a veil over the quality of the painting though...

I think the figures in Dismounted Order are full of life and they are proving good fun to paint and base in mini diorama mode ~

When I get the remaining figures painted and based, and the whole unit varnished, I'll post some further pictures.


  1. Very nice..I also like the basing..the white stones are a good addition.

  2. These certainly do look the part, and you've done a nice job with them.

    The diorama-style basing works well with these figures.

    Well done, and looking forward to seeing more of them.

  3. Nice work David,