The story of the of RAR is a fascinating one and these new figures by Eureka Miniatures really capture the spirit of these fine fighting soldiers very well.
An excellent history of the RAR and indeed the Bush War is here.
For a full treatment you cannot go past Andre Binda’s wonderful regimental history ‘Masodja‘ that is jam packed full of superb scenario ideas and great details on the bush war. The digital version is very good value.
Another site worth checking out is Rhodesian Wargames. John is an ex member of the RAR and has lots of interesting info and knowledge on the unit…top stuff,..thanks John!
As an aside, these troops are very versatile in your games as they can double up easily as Police Support Unit (PSU) troops and Police Anti Terrorist Unit (PATU) forces as well – both iconic units of the Bush War. At a pinch they can also step in for Protective Services Intaf troops, circa 1979, and even as Portuguese Flechas against FRELIMO forces…altogether a very handy force to have in your arsenal!
We tip our hat to those fine fighting men of the Rhodesian African Rifles….
Here they are…..