Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Hidden Kingdom of Natagala

In 1890 the famous Professor George Nightengale accidentally discovered the Hidden Kingdom of Natagala.  Our hero journeyed up to the big curve in the Merowe river that flowed out of Batal Colony and then west into the Great Desert, where he eventually found a rich, primitive culture in a hidden valley on the other side of the Great Desert; the Kingdom of Natagala. Professor Nightengale theorizes that the Natagala are related ethnically to the Matabele and Zulus.

The meeting of Professor Nightengale and King Mehluli.

With war having broken out in Chaimbelastan and unrest in neighboring Batal Colony, it is unknown what impact the Natagala Kingdom may have on current events. Though long isolated, they are a vibrant and rich kingdom that is starting to adopt and use modern technology.  The backbone of the kingdom are it's fierce and formidable warriors - and the occasional witch doctor doesn't hurt either.

 Natagala warband on the move.

Name: King Mehluli
Pluck: 2+
Leadership: +3
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +4
Shooting Value: +1
Talents: Inspirational, Fearless, Tough, Lightning Draw
Basic Equipment: The Royal Staff of Big Whopping (2 handed) +3 Weapon Bonus and -2 Pluck Penalty; Fighting Knife +1 Weapon Bonus and -1 Pluck Penalty
Armor: The Necklace of the Panther (12)
Cost: 91 points
 King Mehluli, his royal bodyguard Lindani and Ntando of the High Temple.  Note the Royal Staff of Big Whopping carried by the king.

Name: Lindani of the Royal Watch
Pluck: 3+
Leadership: 0
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +2
Talents: Tough, Fanatic, Fearless
Basic Equipment: Shield, spear, club
Armor: 8
Cost: 45 points

Ntando of the High Temple.

Name: Ntando of the High Temple
Pluck: 4+
Leadership: +1
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +1
Talents: Up to 30 points of Mystical powers and up to 2 additional talents
Basic Equipment: Spear and fighting knife
Armor: 9
Cost: 20+ points
 Warriors of the Royal Regiment.

Name: Royal Regiment Warriors
Pluck: 3+
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +3
Shooting Value: +1
Talents: Tough
Basic Equipment: Shield, spear and club
Armor: 8
Cost: 29 points
  
 Married Warriors.

Name: Married Warriors
Pluck: 4+
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: +1
Basic Equipment: Shield, spear and club
Armor: 8
Cost: 17 points

Unmarried Warriors.

Name: Unmarried Warriors
Pluck: 5+
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: 0
Basic Equipment: Shield, spear and club
Armor: 8
Cost: 14 points
 
Natagalan musketeers and adventurers.

Name: Musketeers
Pluck: 5+
Speed: +2
Fighting Value: +2
Shooting Value: 0
Basic Equipment: Muzzle loading musket, one can upgrade to military rifle (+ 3 points), fighting knife
Armor: 8
Cost: 14 points

10 comments:

  1. Amazing job on these Zulus, they look superb!

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    1. Thanks Phil. They are from Northstar's Matabele figure line.

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  2. Great company...love the backstory and, of course, the Royal Staff of Big Whopping!!

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    1. When I saw the king had a stick I thought to myself, hmmm . . . why not?

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  3. Absolutely love it! Really inspiring stuff.

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  4. He has 'a big stick of whooping' and a leopard skin loin cloth. I would not mess with him!

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    1. I got the idea for the big stick of whopping from the old Beastmaster movie. It definitely kicked butt and was taking names in our game.

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  5. Great background and nice looking figures! Well Done Sir!

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  6. Thanks Kenneth. It was a fun Adventuring company to paint and play.

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