The wonderful thing about our North Star 1672 range is that the figures will do for many different nations armies in the period 1665-1680. This is  because it is a time just before uniforms, and the figures are all dressed in the fashions common amongst soldiers throughout Western Europe.  
This of course includes Britain.  The years covered by our range is called the Restoration Period in  Britain as it was the time the monarchy, represented by Charles II,   was restored after the English Civil War.   It was also the genesis of the British Army. Britain, tired of soldiers  and war, had disbanded much of it’s forces after the Civil War and  Oliver Cromwell’s reign. With the return of Charles II to England in  1660, the units still under arms swore allegiance to the King and  became the senior units of the British Army. Some of the infantry regiments:  Coldstream Guards Grenadier Guards Scots Guards 1st Regiment (Royal Scots) 2nd Regiment (The Queen’s) 3rd Regiment (The Buffs) st
Witchcraft and Terror In the “Death in the Dark Continent” army lists I  decided to reflect the psychological warfare aspect of  cannibalism by allowing the jungle tribes to use the  Witchcraft stratagem, rather than the Terror one. The  rationale behind this is that, although both stratagems  target the enemy’s morale, Witchcraft represents  something its practitioners do, rather than something  they are. A Zulu army, for example, can use Terror,  which forces all their susceptible opponents to take a  morale test at the start of the game, because it is the  reputation of the Zulus and the sight of their massed  impis that does the damage. In the case of the  cannibals they are actively insulting and threatening  the enemy, jumping up from cover to display their  filed teeth, or perhaps exhibiting a collection of skulls  while enthusing about the forthcoming feast. So  instead of terrorising everyone at the outset, they field  a witchdoctor figure who can frighten an enemy unit  each turn, as long as he is close enough. The Cannibal  Chief pack is obviously ideal for this, including not  just the actual witchdoctor but an intimidating pile of  skulls - perhaps all that remains of the last expedition  to enter their territory! 
Painting a Cannibal Tribe The basic spearmen and archers in this range are  intentionally fairly generic, and will be ideal for most of  the “cannibal” and “villager” types of the forest region  of Central Africa. The “Extreme Cannibals”, who are  advertised as being more suitable for twentieth-century  “pulp” adventure games than historical Darkest Africa,  are actually fine for people like the Bushongo, who  wore long kilts rather than loincloths. (The Bushongo,  incidentally, are not covered by the Jungle Cannibal list  for “Death in the Dark Continent”, but have a list of  their own. They are mostly Warriors supported by  Skirmishers and Pygmies, and would be well worth  trying out.) The Jungle Cannibal packs come with  mixed shields, African tribes usually carried shields of a  uniform design, which were important for  distinguishing them from their enemies. North Star will  be able to help you out if you want a whole army with  standardised shields, just ask when you place your  order. The following are a few guidelines for painting and  equipping figures to represent specific cannibal tribes.