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Montag, 3. Februar 2014

The Congo Arab War - The Arab Slavers

The masters of the slave business in the Congo basin.

I really like the colourful army of the Congo Arabs. It is really fun to paint them, though it will take some time to finish the army as I will need lots of bases to field against the Force Publique.

The most famous of all Zanzibari slave traders is without doubt Tippu Tip. The Foundry Darkest Africa range has a fantastic model to represent him. But I will use the miniature as his son Sefu, because Tippu Tip was already back to Zanzibar in retirement when the war broke out. Sefu was in charge then.

Picture of Tippu Tip


The Command base for the Arabs - Sefu and his sunshade bearer plus bodyguard





The first bases of the Manyema warriors armed with muskets. I used Foundry Ruga-Rugas as I think they will fit well for the arabised central african Manyema. Tough guys!













Sonntag, 2. Februar 2014

The Congo Arab War - Death in the Dark Continent

My main wargaming project is to re fight the Congo Arab War by using Mr Chris Peers Death in the Dark Continent rules. 
For this conflict I need to paint up the main two factions that took part in this war, the Force Publique on the one side and the Congo Arab force on the other. 

The Force Publique is nearly finished:

Commandant Dhanis


Captain De Wouters` (the White Heron) Company



Lieutenant Michaux`s Company



 Dr Sidney Langfort Hinde and armed porters




Mountain gun







Baggage







Baggage guards