'Schild en Vriend' is an old Flemish battlecry, used in the rebellion of the city of Brugge against the French, May 18, 1302. Legend tells that it was used to differentiate between the French-speaking (who could not pronounce 'schild') and Flemish-speaking citizens. Nowadays, historians tell us that it was probably 'Des Gilden Vriend'.
For a few tusks more
An NGurmé war party returns by canoe to cut off the British retreat. Also visible in the distance is the dhow the British arrived in, and which would later transport various other Europeans back home.
The dhow and canoes are Village Green models, supplied and painted by Alan Huyton.
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Schild en Vriend Miniature Wargaming Club Leuven