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See also our Kingdom of Benin, Mutiny and other early British colonials range, and our really useful guns and crew range.

Our 100 piece Afghan regular army (see below), painted by Edwin Kay.

FZ116,23,67 & 69 painted by Nikita Kondratov.

FZ 3, 2 of the many variants of FZ1, and FZ 3
 

Most figures have up to 4 variants, some have 10 or even 20!

FZ1

Zulu Warrior charging

A

FZ2

Zulu firing rifle badly

A

FZ3

Zulu Chief

A

FZ4

Dead Zulu

A

FZ5

Zulu Hut

G

FZ 6,7 & 8 Britiosh infantry and FZ103 British bluejacket

FZ6

British Infantry standing shooting

A

FZ7

British Infantry kneeling shooting

A

FZ8

British Infantry at the ready

A

FZ9 British Infantry marching
FZ9 British Infantry marching
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ9

British Infantry marching

A

FZ10

British Infantry Officer

A

FZ11

British Infantry Standard Bearer

A

FZ12

British Infantry Bugler

A

FZ13

British Infantry dead or wounded

A

FZ14 British Lancers,   FZ15 Dragoons
FZ14 British Lancers,   FZ15 Dragoons
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ14

British Lancer

B

FZ15

British Dragoon

B

FZ16

British Mounted Bugler

B

FZ17

British Mounted General/Officer

B

FZ18 British gun and four crew
FZ18 British gun and four crew
Credit: Geoff Brown

another look at FZ 18.

FZ18

British Gun and four crew

H

FZ19

Bell Tent

H

FZ20

45mm section of ammo boxes/mealie bags

C

FZ21

Flag pole

B

FZ22

Kneeling Camel

C

FZ23

Fuzzi-Wuzzi Swordsman charging

A

FZ24

Dervish Infantry with sword and spear

A

FZ25

Dervish Infantry with musket

A

FZ26

General purpose Moslem camel rider

C

FZ27

General purpose Moslem cavalry with sabre

B

FZ28

General purpose Moslem cavalry with musket

B

FZ29

Afghan/Pathan Infantry charging with sword

A

FZ30

Afghan/Pathan Infantry kneeling firing

A

FZ31

Afghan/Pathan standing firing jezail

A

FZ32

Afghan/Pathan advancing with musket

A

FZ33

General purpose Dead Moslems

A

FZ34

General purpose Moslem Officer

A

FZ35

General purpose Moslem Standard Bearer

A

FZ36

General purpose Moslem Cavalry Officer

B

FZ37

General purpose Moslem Cavalry Standard Bearer

B

FZ38

General purpose Moslem General

B

FZ39

General purpose Moslem Gun and crew

H

FZ42 Chinese Boxer Infantry charging with pole weapon, FZ48 officer, and FZ49 standard bearer.
FZ42 Chinese Boxer Infantry charging with pole weapon, FZ48 officer, and FZ49 standard bearer.
 
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ40

Boxer Infantry standing with sword

A

FZ41

Boxer Infantry charging with assorted weapons

A

FZ42

Boxer Infantry charging with pole weapon

A

FZ43

Chinese Tigerman

A

FZ44

Chinese Imperial Spearman

A

FZ45

Chinese Imperial Bowman

A

FZ46

Chinese Imperial Musketeer at rest

A

FZ47

Chinese Imperial Musketeer at ready

A

FZ48 Chinese Boxer infantry officer and FZ49 standard bearer. 
FZ48 Chinese Boxer infantry officer and FZ49 standard bearer.
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ 43, 44, 45, 47 & 46 Chinese/Boxer infantry

The 2 variants of FZ 52 Chinese/Boxer general

FZ48

Chinese/Boxer Officer

A

FZ49

Chinese/Boxer Standard Bearer

A

FZ50

Chinese Light Cavalry Bowman

B

FZ51

Chinese Light Cavalry Lancer

B

FZ52

Chinese/Boxer General

B

FZ53 Chinese Gun and four crew

H

 

For Taiping Chinese, see out Indian Mutiny and early British campaigns range.

 


FZ55 (left) Japanese Infantry Officer
FZ56 (right) Japanese cavalry charging

Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ54 & 55, Japanese, painted and photographed by Chad Anderson

FZ54

Japanese Infantry attacking

A

FZ55

Japanese Infantry Officer

A

FZ56

Japanese Cavalry charging

B

FZ57

Japanese Cavalry Officer

B

FZ58

Japanese Gun and four crew

H

FZ59

Austrian/French sailor

A

FZ62 Russian Infantry advancing
FZ62 Russian Infantry advancing
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ60

Russian Sailor

A

FZ61

Sailor or Russian Infantry Officer

A

FZ62

Russian Infantry advancing

A

FZ63 Russian Cossack Cavalry
FZ63 Russian Cossack Cavalry
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ63

Russian Cossack Cavalry

B

FZ64 Russian Dragoon Cavalry
FZ64 Russian Dragoon Cavalry
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ66 Russian Artillery and four crew

FZ66 Russian artillery & crew

Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ64

Russian Dragoon Cavalry

B

FZ65

Russian Cavalry Officer/General

B

FZ66

Russian Artillery and four crew

H

FZ67

Italian Bersaglieri Infantry advancing

A

FZ68

Italian Bersaglieri Officer

A

FZ69

Askari/Sudanese Infantry at the ready

A

FZ70

Abyssinian/Ethiopian Infantry with spear/sword

A

FZ71

Abyssinian/Ethiopian Infantry with rifle

A

FZ72

Abyssinian/Ethiopian Cavalry

B

FZ73

Maori Infantry charging with hand weapon

A

FZ74

Maori Infantry standing or kneeling with rifle

A

FZ75

Maori Chief

A

FZ76

Boer Infantry prone loading

A

FZ77

Boer Infantry prone firing

A

FZ78

Boer Infantry kneeling loading

A

FZ79

Boer Mounted Infantry

B

FZ80

Boer Horse Holder

B

6 of the FZ 81 Massai variants.

FZ81

Masai Warrior advancing

A

FZ82

Ashanti Warrior attacking

A

FZ83

Burmese Regular Infantry advancing

A

FZ84

Egyptian/Askari Infantry kneeling

A

FZ85

Egyptian/Askari Infantry Officer

A

FZ86

Egyptian Lancer Cavalry

B

FZ87

Egyptian Dragoon Cavalry

B

FZ88

Egyptian Camel Corps

C

FZ89

Egyptian Artillery and four crew

H

FZ90 Afghan regular infantry.

Officer from FZ 93, FZ 92 & 91 Afghan command group.

FZ 92 Afghan regular cavalry.

FZ 107 painted as Afghan regular guard.

The above Afghan pictures were very nicely painted and photographed by Micheal Spenceleigh

FZ 93 Afghan artillery, painted by Edwin Kay.

FZ90

Afghan Regular Infantry standing

A

FZ91

Afghan Infantry Officer

A

FZ92

Afghan Regular Cavalry

B

FZ93

Afghan Regular Artillery and four crew

H

FZ94 painted with Chinese crew, by Nikita  Kondratov

FZ94

Jingal Light Gun and two crew (Moslem or Chinese)

E

FZ95

Sepoy Infantry attacking

A

FZ96

Sepoy Infantry marching

A

FZ97

Ghurkha Infantry advancing

A

FZ98

Sowar Cavalry

B

FZ99

Bengal Lancer Cavalry

B

FZ100

Indian Mountain Gun and four crew

H

FZ100 Mountain gun with Indian crew.

FZ102 US/Imperial volunteer or similar cavalry
FZ102 US/Imperial volunteer or similar cavalry
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ101

US/Imperial Volunteer or similar infantry

A

FZ102

US/Imperial Volunteer or similar cavalry

B

FZ103

British Bluejacket in straw hat

A

FZ60 & 104, painted and photographed by Terry Webb

FZ104

British Marine in cap

A

FZ105

Maxim Gun and four crew

H

FZ106

British Camel Corps

C

FZ107 Highlander attacking
FZ107 Highlander attacking
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ107

Highlander attacking

A

FZ109, FZ110 French Foreign Legion firing
FZ109, FZ110 French Foreign Legion firing
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ108

French Foreign Legion charging

A

FZ109

French Foreign Legion standing firing

A

FZ110

French Foreign Legion kneeling firing

A

FZ111

French Foreign Legion Officer

A

FZ112

Arab Camel Rider with rifle

C

FZ113

Arab Cavalryman with rifle

B

FZ114

Arab Cavalryman charging with rifle

B

FZ115

Arab Infantry charging with sword

A

FZ116

Arab Infantry with rifle

A

FZ117

Western Civilian Gentleman

A

FZ118 ladies, from Terry Webbs "War of the Worlds" army!

FZ 121 Arab civilians.

FZ 118, 91 (with converted turban),103, 119 and 117. Great painting by Craig Armstrong.

FZ118

Western Civilian Lady

A

FZ119

Sir Harry with Elephant Gun

A

FZ120

Native Porter carrying box

A

FZ121

Arab Civilian

A

FZ122

Chinese Civilian

A

FZ123

Later British Infantry kneeling

A

FZ124 Later British infantry standing
FZ124 Later British infantry standing
Credit: Geoff Brown

FZ 123 & 124, by Anne Shim

FZ124

Later British Infantry standing

A

FZ125

Later British Infantry Bugler

A

FZ126

Highlander Bugler

A

FZ127

Burmese Cavalry

B

FZ128

Natal Native Contingent Infantry with spear

A

FZ129

Natal Native Contingent Infantry with firearm

A

FZ130 Four Horse Limber with outriders

L

A rather large picture of the master of FZ131, now in production!

3 of the variants of FZ 131, painted by Stefano Meneghini

3 of the variants of FZ132 by Stefano Meneghini

A host of FZ 135 by Stefano Meneghini.

Good job Stefano!

FZ131 Bornu African armoured horseman B
FZ132 Bornu African light cavalryman B
FZ133 Bornu African Musketman in long robe A
FZ134 Bornu African bowman A
FZ135 Bornu African spearman with large shield A

FZ 134, 135, 133 & 82. nicely painted by Nikita Kondratov.

2x FZ136, 2x 137FZ, FZ138, 2x FZ139, 2x FZ 140

FZ136 African woman civilian, in short skirt. A
FZ137 African woman civilian, in long skirt. A
FZ138 African child. A
FZ139 African chubby male civilian. A
FZ140 African captive male with hands bound. A

the 7 variants of FZ 141

FZ 135 Bornu spearmen and FZ 143 witch doctor. Beautifully painted by Craig Armstrong. Craig has added the skull and extra decoration to the shields.

FZ141 African male with spear. A
FZ142 Xhosa African male with spear and cloak A
FZ143 Witch doctor A
FZ144 Azande shield (for use with FZ141) 10p
FZ145 Basotho shield (for use with FZ141) 10p
FZ146 6 pack mules, mountain gun and 4 crew. (gun is in 6 pieces and can be stuck onto mules or assembled for firing. Please specify crew type required). O
FZ147 Dahomey African warrior with sword or musket A
FZ148 Dahomey African Amazon lady warrior with musket A
FZ149 Generic moslem cavalry with lance/spear. (5 variants) New 15/4/2016 B

 

For poorly dressed African bowmen, use AB11. For many other useful types see our 15mm Arabs, and colonial Muslems and Abbysinians.

 

A pair of mules from FZ 146

All the variants of FZ 142 & 143

All the variants of FZ 149

Special Value Armies for Colonials

100 piece Afghan regular army, painted by Edwin Kay.

100 piece armies (cavalry count as 2 pieces) (These discounted armies are  pre-packed to our organisation)

£25.00

BRITISH or EUROPEAN COLONIAL, ZULU, MAHDIST, AFGHAN, AFGHAN REGULAR, BOXER, CHINESE IMPERIAL, JAPANESE, RUSSIAN, ABYSSINIAN , MAORI, BOER, MASAI, ASHANTI, BURMESE, EGYPTIAN REGULAR, INDIAN REGULARS, ARAB, FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION, BORNU, DAHOMEY.

 

15mm Colonial battlepack -Using HOTE (hordes of the empire) fast play colonial rules. Choose any 2 protagonists from our colonials range. The rules are an extension of WRG's "Horders of the things" rules, and need them to provide the core rules.      £20.00

Below are 2 pictures of Stefanos' mighty DBMM West Sudanese Songhai army

Here's some notes and suggestion for the various African states from this period. Compiled by Mark Bevis

SOKOTO SULTANATE under the Fulani, c1809-1900, consisted of 16 Hausa City States, troop type suggestions as follows

Heavy cavalry FZ131,

 light horse FZ132,

 Tuareg allied camelry AB20 & AB21,

 musket irregulars FZ133

 heavy spearmen FZ135

 javelin skirmishers AB5, AB10

 irregular archers FZ134, AB11

 irregular spear & shield FZ135, AB10, AB12, AB6, AB7

 

Their main rival,

THE BORNU SULTANATE:

 Bodyguard cavalry in mail and turban, no barding FZ132?

 archers with large clubs in long blue tobes AB2?

 bodyguard musketmen FZ133

 heavy cavalry in 4 units FZ131

 Kanembu spearmen FZ135 in “pike blocks” of 800-1000 men

 Shuwa arab & Musgum slave musketmen in 14 companies

 battery;  brass 4pdrs

 archers  FZ134

 Shuwa arab cavalry, spear, 4 javelin, AB22? FZ132?

 Kanuri light horse FZ132

 mounted gunmen – muskets FZ28 plus dismounts FZ133

 

BAGIRMI SULTANATE

 Heavy cavalry FZ131

 spear/shield heavy infantry FZ135

 Shuwa Arab horse + spear AB22?

Fulani horse archers FZ132?

 irregular foot with javelins, shield, arm daggers AB5/6/7/8/9/10/12