Wednesday 23 January 2019

The Men Who Would Be Kings: Rorke's Drift - the Buildings

As it is the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War, George and I decided we would try and recognise that by attempting to recreate the two big famous battles of the war using The Men Who Would Be Kings.

I also volunteered to scratchbuild the buildings for Rorke's Drift and after some Google-fu came across this excellent article on Matakishi's Tea House complete with some very useful measurements.

So over the last couple of days I have been carving up cork tiles and soaking a brown towel in diluted PVA 'Tea House' style and tonight presented my efforts at the club...

The Hospital:

The Commissariat: 

A report of whether of not the Zulus were more successful than their historical counterparts follows in a day or so...


  1. It's nice to see Matakishis work completed by others, I must say you're doing very well.
    On an Orctober front your series of articles from a couple of years ago have been excellent in helping me paint my orc force for Rangers of Shadow Deep

  2. Very nice buildings. Well done.

  3. Nice looking buildings, lovely roofs!