Game of Victorian Manners

Think you know how to be a victorian? Then try this interactive game in which you try to negotiate your way through the tricky world of Victorian manners. Its wierdly fun.

I would never have made it in the Victorian world.

Piracy Rules and Background Information

Chronofus has written a set of free miniature wargames rules called Piracy, and also an amazing amount of supplemental and source material on pirate captains, pirate history, pirate flags, nations of the Caribbean, slavery, clothing, weapons, currency, towns and more!

Revolutionary War Maps of comte de Rochambeau

From the Library of Congress

The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps were from Rochambeau’s personal collection, cover much of eastern North America, and date from 1717 to 1795. The maps show Revolutionary-era military actions, some of which were published in England and France, and early state maps from the 1790s. Many of the items in this extraordinary group of maps show the importance of cartographic materials in the campaigns of the American Revolution as well as Rochambeau’s continuing interest in the new United States.

The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division.

Wargamers Guide To Napoleonic Austria

Chronofus has written a wargamers’ guide to Napoleonic Austria. He writes:

This document is a wargamer’s guide to Austria in the disastrous campaign against France in 1805, written to suit the Elan rules system. This is not intended to be an in depth detailed study of the campaign, which must be left to Europeans with good access to archival material. Enough information is presented here to give an overview of the campaign itself and enough formation and uniform details for a wargamer to suitably paint and base their miniatures to a reasonable standard. There are enough vagaries in some units for perfectionists to require further details from more in depth historical analysis. The reader is also cautioned that there has been, and continues to be, alot of misinformation about the Austrian army. Many parts of this campaign where Napoleon was not present have also been conveniently buried in history. As far as practical this document has been verified against current research.

Austrian Napoleonic Wars Uniform Guide

I know you won’t believe me, but there’s more to painting Austrian Napoleonic uniforms than endless seas of white. You can find more details in the uniform guide here.