I have gathered all my 6mm colonial armies, and I would like that the more experienced THW give me some advice about how could I organice these stands, and what miniatures could I buy to finish both armies:
My plan is to form the Zulu units in big stand units, and the British forming unit of two stands (Cav) and three stands (Inf), marking the casulaties with a dice, or in the unit card.
If you plan on using Colonial Adventures for a mass battle, here are a few general guidelines:
The tribal force should be 2 to 3 times larger than the European trained force.
For every 4 units of infantry you have, you can add 1 unit of cavalry.
For every 5 units (including infantry & cavalry) you can add 1 gun (field artillery or machine gun).
Each unit represents a platoon & 2 platoons represent a company..
A large game that would play out in a couple of hours, I would suggest 2 companies of infantry, 1 gun and 1 unit of cavalry. This would give your British force a total of 6 units. This means your tribal force should be between 12 to 18 units in size. If your battle is set in the 1879 Angio-Zulu war, the Zulu will have very few units armed with muskets or rifles - maybe 1 rifle unit for every 5 or 6 units of infantry.
This is just my opinion, but I think you will have a much more enjoyable game if the tribal forces vastly outnumber the Europeans.
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