This photo was featured on Flickr Explore on March 16, 2014.
I have been encouraging my sons to have an interest in history, and since they already love Lego, we have been building some armies in recognition of two events. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the movie Zulu and 135th Anniversary of the actual battle it (tries to) represent. And next year is the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. So we have been building minifig armies carefully recreated to represent the various combatants. To generate some interest in our local LEGO club, I set these guys up at our WAMALUG meeting last Saturday. We will be building a diorama of Rorke’s Drift at Brickfair Virginia (BFVA) 2014 and Waterloo for BFVA 2015. That’s 50 French Regular Line Infantry and 50 Imperial Guard for Napoleon’s Grande Armée, 50 Black Brunswickers and a handful of Scot’s Greys for Wellington’s Allied Army, all for Waterloo (my other Brits, 100 Coldstream Guards and a battery of 6 Royal Artillery, didn’t make it to the meeting). In the back left, 60 of 24th Regiment of Foot, & 7 auxiliaries, and 37 Zulu warriors for Rorke’s Drift. Still need more Zulu…
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