HERERO WAR ORDER OF BATTLE - FIGURES NEEDED FOR THE BOOK


The scenarios and rules were developed and playtested using 25mm/28mm figures, which is the scale for most current Herero War figure lines, specifically:

Falcon Miniatures (www.falconminiatures.com)

Tiger Miniatures (www.recreationalconflict.com)

Askari Miniatures (www.askari-minis.com)


GERMAN FORCES 

 

I. GERMAN LEADERSHIP

SCHUTZTRUPPE

3 Mounted Senior Officers (Schutztruppe)

3 Foot Senior Officers (Schutztruppe)

1 Foot Senior NCO (Schutztruppe) 


MARINE

1 Foot Senior Officer (Marine)


LANDUNGSKORPS

2 Foot Senior Officers (Landungskorps, i.e., Sailors)

1 Foot Senior NCO (Landungskorps, i.e., Sailor)


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 3 Senior Officers and NCO's.



II. GERMAN INFANTRY**

8 Schutztruppe Foot Units (64 figures)      (UNIT = 1 Officer, 1 NCO, 6 Troopers)*

1 Mounted Schutztruppe Unit (8 figures)  (UNIT = 1 Officer, 1 NCO, 6 Troopers)

4 Marine Infanterie Units  (32 figures)       (UNIT = 1 Officer, 7 Marines)  

8 Landungskorps Units  (64 figures)           (UNIT = 1 Officer, 7 Sailors)


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 8 German Infantry units (64 figures). 


* = In some scenarios, Schutztruppe Foot Unit  = 1 Officer, 7 Troopers, i.e., no NCO.

** = The Mounted Schutztruppe Unit is a rifle-armed infantry unit, that can fight dismounted as well as mounted.



III. AFRICAN ALLIED INFANTRY

3 Witboi Infantry Units (24 figures)            (UNIT = 8 Soldiers, all rifle armed)

2 Bastard Abteilung Units (16 figures)        (UNIT = 8 Soldiers, all rifle armed) 

1 Treiberpersonal Unit (8 figures)              (UNIT = 8 Wagon Drivers, unarmed)


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 3 African Allied Infantry units (24 figures).



IV. ARTILLERY AND MACHINE GUNS

a. GUNS

2 Feldgeschütze/Feldkanonen (field guns/field cannon)

1 Gebirgsgeschütz (mountain gun)

2 Machine Guns (Maxims)

1 Revolverkanone (Revolver cannon)*

1 Maschinenkanone (Machine cannon)*


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 5 support weapons.

* = For details on the Revolverkanone and Maschinenkanone, see "The Revolverkanone and the Maschinenkanone in the Herero War" on this website.


b. CREW

5 Schutztruppe Gun Crew Units (15 figures)      (UNIT = 1 Officer, 2 Schutztruppen)

1 Marine Gun Crew Unit (3 figures)                    (UNIT = 1 Officer, 2 Marines)       

2 Sailor Gun Crew Units (6 figures)                     (UNIT = 1 Officer, 2 Sailors)*  


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 5 Gun Crew units (15 figures).

* = There is also a 5-figure Sailor Gun Crew unit, which can be assembled from the two 3-figure Sailor Crews by removing 1 Officer.              



V. WAGONS AND ANIMALS

a. WAGONS

3 Wagons

 

b. ANIMALS

14 Oxen

2 Mules

10 Horses 


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 16 Animals. Most scenarios require none.

  

 


HERERO FORCES


I. HERERO LEADERSHIP

2 Mounted Senior Officers 

2 Foot Senior Officers


NOTE: No scenario requires more than 2 Senior Officers.


II. HERERO INFANTRY

12 Regular Herero Foot Units (96 figures)    (UNIT = 1 Officer, 7 Soldiers, all rifle armed)

4 Herero Shock Troop Units (32 figures)      (UNIT = 1 Officer, 7 Soldiers, all rifle armed)


III. HERERO MOUNTED TROOPS*

3 Herero Mounted Units (24 figures)   (UNIT = 1 Officer, 7 Soldiers, all rifle armed)

* = Herero Mounted Troops DO NOT dismount.



NOTE: No scenario requires more than 12 Herero units (Regular Foot, Herero Shock Troop, and Herero Mounted combined).

 


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