Fresh from the painting tables of Andres Amian Fernandez and Alan Mander are these finished plastic Natal Contingent models…
The plastic boxed set contains 32 multi-pose plastic NNC miniatures and two metal Empress Miniatures officer models. Although a general ratio of one musket per ten NNC would be the norm, there are stacks of options for arming your troops as you see fit!
The Natal Native Contingent consisted of a number of regiments broken down into typical British formations of battalions and companies. They were composed of loyal Black natives (loyal to the Crown) who chose to live in British Natal, and across the river from their mortal, and much feared, enemies – the Zulu.
They were British officered and were equipped largely with their own traditional spears and shields, with a lucky few having old pattern rifles and limited ammunition. Some fought well, but most were unenthusiastic in going to hand-to-hand combat with overwhelming numbers of Zulus, and who can blame them? They stand out from their Zulu foe by the simple act of wrapping a red rag around their head or arm.
Warlord’s plucky NNC come with enough muskets and rifles to equip the front rank and more and are steadied by two metal Empress Miniatures white officers.