Saturday, 21 January 2012

Pte. Henry (Harry) Hook (1373 B Co. 24th. Regiment).

Tomorrow, 22nd January, is the 133rd anniversary of the battle of Rorke's Drift.

I imagine that if you are reading this blog then you have heard of Rorke's Drift. If you haven't then there are several very good sites covering it such as and

Recently there has been a thread on the Yahoo Colonial Wars group about Rorke's Drift and the character of Private Harry Hook.

The film Zulu, which I went and saw at the cinema when it first came out and still watch every time it is on TV, portrays him in a very different light to the real man.

As I only live some 30 minutes from where he was born and buried at Churcham in Gloucestershire I went over today to pay my respects to him and to all who fought on both sides in the Zulu War.

FWC: PaxArc aid arrives at Newsofthe World

Newsofthe World, the planet formerly known as Ystalyfers and recently liberated by PaxArc forces from the evil grip of the Tawe, today saw the arrival of much needed aid.

The first flight of aid was escorted in by Flt Ldr Bovril's Pirhana gunship squadron and comprised 4 Cargo helicopters and an armoured dropship.

Of special interest were the new additions to the PaxArc air arm - the cargo helicopters. These have been added to provide infantry support for the gunships when assaulting built-up areas.

The armoured dropships appear in quite a few of our FWC games as eye-candy - beautiful models beautifully painted by Shaun

Technical Data: The Pirhana gunships and Cargo helicopters are available from Dark Realm Miniatures and the armoured dropship is made by Old Crow Models

More pictures can be found here