Monday, July 23, 2012


Two warriors of the umCijo ("the Sharp Pointed") Regiment scout on the frontier of the Zulu - Natal border  in 1879.  The center warrior proudly displays his British Martini-Henry breech loading rifle that he captured in battle.
The umCijo were in the spearhead of the attack on the British camp at Isandlwana destroying the Natal Natives, and companies A and F of the 24th Foot.
In close support is a warrior in a captured jacket of the Natal Mounted Police firing another British Martini-Henry Rifle.
The umCijo was one of the most active Zulu regiments in the Zulu War as they were also involved in the battles of Kambula and  Gingindlovu, before being destroyed at Ulundi.
These large 30mm metal pieces are from Reaper.

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