W. Britain Model Figures and Toy Soldiers 20097 Zulu Warrior Casualty, No.1
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W. Britain Model Figures and Toy Soldiers 20097 Zulu Warrior Casualty No.1. The principle Zulu fighting style was to engage the enemy at close-quarters with their spears. A massive frontal attack combined with a wide enveloping push that surrounded the enemy was simple, devastating, and effective, regardless of losses. This tactic worked exceptionally well when your 20,000 man force faced a force of 1,800, even if the opposition was equipped with modern fighting weapons. At the Battle Isandlwana the Zulu sustained approximately 1,000 to 3,000 killed from such advanced weaponry. By the time the Zulus broke off their engagement at Rorke's Drift, at least 350 of them lay dead on the field. Some estimates put the count at around 500. Whatever the actual figure, there was no quarter given to any wounded Zulu. Matte finish 1/30th scale 54mm. W. Britain's Zulu War metal toy soldiers, figures and diorama supplies are the premiere matte finish choice for collectors and diorama builders. You'll find the historical Battle of Rourke's Drift well represented in individual foot figures from the British, Natal, and Zulu forces, artillery, personalities, dramatic multi-figure vignettes, and diorama accessories and supplies. Shop our extensive collection of W. Britain's Zulu War figures here. On January 22nd, 1879, a small British garrison of 139 soldiers faced an attack from a force of over 4,000 Zulu warriors at the mission station of Rorke's Drift in South Africa. Despite being outnumbered almost thirty to one, the British soldiers, led by Lieutenant John Chard and Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead, held off wave after wave of fierce Zulu attacks over the course of a grueling 12-hour battle. The bravery and tenacity of the British defenders ultimately prevailed, with the Zulu warriors eventually retreating. This epic battle has gone down in history as one of the most remarkable military engagements of all time, and serves as a testament to the courage and determination of the British soldiers who fought against overwhelming odds to defend their position at Rorke's Drift.
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