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|6th May 2004||Number of Nco's in a company , Zulu war time|
By Garnier Fred
I'm trying to represent a line infantry company with 25mm figurines, so I would need the number of NCO's ( with the number for each rank : eg. 3 sergeants, 2 corporals etc...), and why not the figures at battalion level, including officers with their appointments.
Thanks helping me.
|6th May 2004||Bill Cainan|
Under the topic "The Battle" in the Section "More Information" on the left you will find a nominal roll of B Company 2/24th. This was not an untypical company and you can easily add up the number of Sergeants, Corporals, Drummers, etc.
Are you really aiming to recreate a Battalion with 25mm figures ? You will need over 800 ! Each battalion would have had eight companies, a band and a small Regimental Headquarters.
|6th May 2004||Garnier Fred|
Many thanks Bill, I think it'll help.
And no, I'm not crazy enough to make the full battalion , but maybe the Headquarters and those who have special duties : regimental sergeant-major , cooks , bandsmen ...etc
I've already the full company done, I only have to paint the rank on the sleeves with the aid of the roll call ( and why not name each fig according to this roll call ! )
I'm also beginning to paint figs with the various uniforms of the British forces : no less than 15 different units, including Navy and Artillery !
Not to speak of the Irregulars and NNC.
I've some work for the next months!
Any comments will be welcome.
|7th May 2004||Martin Everett|
From the horse's mouth as they say:
On the 31 Oct 1878 the 1/24th were 686 strong, as follows:
Lt Col 1
Staff 4 (? Sgt Major, QMS 2, Bandmaster ?)
Sgts 49 (I assume included CSgts)
Included in the above was the Company based St Johns
Sgts 4 (inlcuding 1 CSgt)
However when the 1/24th arrvied in Cape Town the strength was about 759.
|7th May 2004||Bill Cainan|
You've missed a line out on the strength of the 1/24th as at 31 Oct 1878. If youll forgive the pun - it would appear the men had no privates !
There should be a line which says "Privates 547" !!
Sorry, couldn't resist it !
|7th May 2004||Garnier Fred|
Thanks Martin and Bill, you were of an unvaluable help for me.
|6th June 2004||Chuck P|
might i suggest that numbering the bases, and having the actual name/number correspond in a ledger roll is the way to go if you are going to game with your figures
it's a great way of keeping track of who is inline for a 'promotion' after a battle, and if a character is killed*, his replacement is given a new name on the roll, with applicable experience etc, most of the battles i've been a part of 'putting on' use about 100ish British figures, and about 300ish Zulu figures ( regenerating rules apply )
this site has proved to be a treasure chest of information for the smallest details, I appreciate all of those small details