Imperial Production Set No 31 uMbonambi Zulu Regiment 1879 is in near mint condition. Shows some dust from being on display, needs to be gently cleaned using a soft bristle brush. Original box in excellent condition, includes outer sleeve. Hand painted using traditional gloss enamel paints. Historically correct and quality modeling 54mm. Formed between 1820 and 1827, and by the outbreak of the 1879 Zulu War, these warriors were considered mostly older veterans being well into their fifties. The uMbonambi carried a black shield of a 'junior color - retained throughout the regiment's history.