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Darkest Africa: Explorers

Early European Explorers tended to wear clothes of a cut and colour popular at home, or a specially made, often idiosyncratic, travelling costume. Later a white, grey or pale khaki uniform with a tropical helmet or wide brimmed hat became the norm. Some of the more famous explorers were associated with a particular costume:

Livingstone - a red smock and a blue peaked cap with a gold band.

Baker - a loose smock and trousers, dyed in natural shades, with a peaked cap and neckflap.

Speke - based on a famous painting: light brown trousers, a greenish tweed waistcoat with many pockets, and a check shirt.

Stanley - a frogged jacket and curious hat of his own devising, in a pale shade of khaki.

Flags - expeditions starting in Zanzibar usually carried the Sultan's plain red flag, and often a national flag too.  Stanley's great trans-African expedition of 1876-7 carried a red Zanzibari flag, a Stars and Stripes and a small handmade Union Jack.

We have a large number of customers fighting battles and skirmishes in historical, Victorian adventure, Steampunk or roleplay settings. using our Victorian Adventurers from the Darkest Africa range alongside the many hundreds of miniatures from our various African, Asian, Oriental and Victorian Historical ranges ( lots of appropriate models in the Old West ranges too ).

There are many models that are very useful for Darkest Africa in our animals range.