This is a book that should be on every Colonial Wargamers’ bookshelf. It is a brilliant study of the conflicts and personalities involved in a continuous series of wars for the British Empire between 1837 and 1901. It is by no means an exhaustive study of the period, but offers the reader a good slice of the times. If you don’t already play colonial miniature wargames, this book will make you want to.
The Soldiers of the Queen site is a great resource for anyone who games with Victorian Era miniature soldiers. The site is stuffed full of photographs from the era. A must see.
Attention all fans of gaming in Colonial Africa. The Internet African History Sourcebook offers a great selection of links about Africa from Ancient to Modern times. Of particular interest is the section on “imperialism” in Africa.
For you colonial gamers, here is a page with useful information on British and Commonwealth Orders and Decorations.
Free Colonial Skirmish miniatures rules from the prolific Steve Winter: Stand To!