With these seated charters from the 'Empress Miniatures' Anglo-Zulu war collection the Boer Commando is finally complete. An interesting pose this one where you can just imagine them hidden amongst the rocky outcrops ready to pour a lethal fire onto a unsuspecting foe.
At the outset of the project the aim was to use a unifying colour palette that allowed individuality of the miniatures' character to come through, but when seen as a unit tied them together. With the exception of the artillery and the police, no official uniforms were worn, the Boer fighters preferring drab everyday clothes. To this end I used a muted palette consisting of blue, brown and khaki with tones thereof. A similar idea was employed with the beard and hair colour, taking into account their Dutch extract.
The versatility of the separate heads means that the whole unit could be repeated again and again without the need of exact duplication of poses, but I think that will be enough for the moment. Their versatility also extends to their deployment on the table with the Anglo-Zulu war and Boer Wars been the obvious use they could also lend themselves as settlers a little further West perhaps.
|Defenders of the Kop|