The military system formed units into married and unmarried units, so a cadre of young men would be forced to remain unmarried on the King's orders until they had 'washed their spears' in the blood of their enemies. They are armed with throwing spears, smoothbore muskets and the deadly stabbing short spear whilst their patterned ox-hide shields help identify their parent regiment.
Once they were blooded, and only then, would they sew in the characteristic head ring which is the symbol of a mature and married warrior, showing his much enhanced status in society.
Each boxed set contains 8 frames, each containing enough parts to make up 4 figures., each figure is armed with a shield and a variety of weapons ranging from Assagis, Knobkerrys, rifles or throwing spear. Each frame also has 7 heads to add variety to th efigures.
The leader of the regiment is a metal figure that is supplied with the boxed set.