15mm Wargaming Figures for Colonial Ceylon

Designed to be used with DBM/DBR lists (DBM book 4, lists 37 and 40, DBR book 3) but could be
used with any other lists. They can also be used as many other type of South East Asian types,
including South Chinese tribal troops (DBM Books 2,3,4), Hindu Indians, Viet/ Khmer Warband or
Auxiliaries, Tamils (DBR book 3, DBM book 2), Chinese pirates (DBR book 1).

MAL1 Warband with swords {v} [B]
MAL2 Bowmen {v} [B]
MAL3 Skirmishers with blowpipes [B]
MAL4 Musketeers {v} [B]
MAL5 Noble Cavalry {v} [B]
MAL6 Mounted Generals and Nobles {v} [B]
MAL8 Warband with spears {v} [B]
MAL9 Foot Command [B]
MAL10 Artillery Crews {v} [B]
MAL11 Small bombards and cannon balls [B]
MAL12 General’s elephant with howdah, general, parasol bearer [F]
MAL13 Elephant with howdah and spearmen. [F]
MAL14 Elephant with howdah and archers. [F]
MAL15 Baggage – 4 water buffalo & 4 servants. [B]
BUFF1 Water buffalo/oxen (x6) [B]
BUFF2 Draught water buffalo/oxen in harness (x6) [B]

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Tupi or Tupaia – New World DBA Army List

Tupi or Tupaia (1200-1750) for New World DBA, my New World variant of DBA. Based on DBM IV/29 and DBR III/6. This list covers the coastal tribes of Brazil before until subjugated by the Portuguese. The Tupi were aggressive and warlike cannibals that invaded the Brazilian coast just before the Portuguese arrived. They called their non-Tupi speaking predecessors “Tupaia”, although this actually covered a wide range of languages and groups. The largest Tupaia group were the Gé-speaking tribes only some of whom were cannibals (Waitacá, Aimoré). The coastal Indians fought amongst themselves until the Portuguese arrived, then fought both amongst themselves and against the Portuguese. Indian tactics were simple and effective; after an initial barrage of arrows the entire club wielding mass charged “like bulls”. The Aimoré were unusual in that they had a preference for shooting from ambush then dashing away; this practice also explains the name given to them by their enemies – Aimoré being a Tupi word for “evil people” or “killers”.

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Zimba – New World DBA Army List

Zimba (1494-1590) army list for New World DBA, my New World variant of DBA. Based on DBR III/8. The Zimba were of several east African pagan peoples, the Zimba were cannibals first encountered by Europeans as they emerged from the African interior and attacked the coastal inhabitants. Zimba warriors carried bows, poisoned arrows and fire-hardened wooden spears and small wooden shields. They captured Mombsa in alliance with the Portuguese in 1589, but were destroyed by the Segeju in 1590.

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