Many of the scenes play out differently in the book than in the movie, but end with similar, if not identical results.
The Zulus themselves have a greater role in the book. This part of the story focuses on the young warrior Bayele, who is selected for one of many scouting missions. When he returns with news about the British invasion, he's chosen to lead a deception operation by allowing himself, along with two others, to be captured. Only after getting thoroughly roughed-up, he and his comrades try to mislead the British about the location of the main Zulu army.
While Zulu Dawn may not be the most scholarly work, Enfield's narrative is very readable, especially when describing the chaos of battle. Plus, after watching the movie so many times, it was easy for me to visualize the story.
(A display case my wife found at a neighborhood garage sale)
I was hoping to get some gaming projects completed before I went back on duty. Unfortunately, the amount of home projects and snow removal took up most of my time.
Despite my time constraints, I managed to organize my "new" miniatures into two of my "new" display cases.
Technically, the figures and the furniture aren't new, but they're new to me, or have been put to new use.
For the past year, I've been buying painted miniatures from fellow gamers in my area, especially my talented friend Dean, host of WAB Corner.
I've been wanting to post pictures of each new acquisition, but first things first, I needed a place to put them.
During the summer, my wife and I reorganized our DVD collection and assembled some wall-shelves we got from my friend Joe when he moved. This freed-up a display case for my prized figures to reside in.
My wife bought the second display case, seen in the led photo, at a garage sale.
Once the necessary household chores were complete, I spent an afternoon sorting through figures and placing them in the cases. A few figures will require some "super glue surgery" because I dropped them, or didn't pick them up properly.
Once I get some additional time off, I plan on doing a series of photo shoots to show off my new-found figures.
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."