|Photo from ERM's website|
Finding ideal figures for the Zanzibari Arabs and Swahilis that faced off against Wissmann and his force is probably never going to happen. Short of winning the lottery and having specific figures commissioned (which also is probably never going to happen), I have decided to use a fairly obscure range of figures from East Riding Miniatures. There are a few reasons to use the ERM. First, the figures look close to what I would use in 28mm and there are a variety of packs available. Second, they are decently priced at $3.79 a pack. And third, the service I have had from ERM's Tony Barr in the past has always been outstanding. The only issue I may have is that the German forces, due to using Old Glory 15s and Blue Moon Manufacturing, may tower over the ERM figures as I have never seen a comparison picture of the three ranges side by side (which I will take once I collect figures for Ost Afrika). But, as these forces are on opposite sides of the coin, any height variation should not be that noticeable on the game table.