More Dahomey Amazons



UNESCO series on Women in African History PDF


You can download this PDF graphic novel free at the following UNESCO website:

An unusual parade …



An interesting graphic novel about the Women Warriors of Dahomey, produced by UNESCO as part of their Women in Africa project or resources.

French colonial forces arriving against the Dahomey Amazons

I have previously posted about these female warriors and made the start on some Pound store plastic soldier conversions

Interesting Dahomey flags

I have temporarily mislaid my pound store conversions of plastic soldiers into Dahomey Amazons but will eventually finish them. I don’t know of any current manufacturers of Dahomey Amazon gaming figures.



Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN 10 March 2018


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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