I first came across these figures by Eureka Miniatures in 'The Revenge of Carlos Plynkes' blog.
When I saw them I immediately thought they would make perfect 'background' figures for my pirate skirmish gaming.
Obviously merchant ships of the period would be actively trading and thus transport slaves from the African continent to the new colonials in the Americas and Caribbean.
So they will look great, newly brought ashore at the port.
Or perhaps they could also be the target of a capture the merchant ship or slaver ship scenario.
I have mixed them up here, but Eureka sell them as a males and females separately. You don't need to buy the set, you can buy the figures individually as you wish. Just drop Nic an email at Eureka specifying which ones you want.
Although falling foul of this style of ordering to start with, Nic sorted out my initial order mix up, and has helped me source more figures to fit out my C18th coach conversion work I have planned for a future project.