Darkest Africa Articles From Foundry

Wargames Foundry is offering online reprints of the classic Darkest Africa articles from Wargames Illustrated. I love seeing Foundry make a move back toward its gamer roots. The new management is to be congratulated.

The Darkest Africa articles include two rules sets and numerous background pieces.

Colonial Film Site

Colonial Film

holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 films are available for viewing online. You can search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword. Over 350 of the most important films in the catalogue are presented with extensive critical notes written by our academic research team.

The Colonial Film project united universities (Birkbeck and University College London) and archives (British Film Institute, Imperial War Museum and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum) to create a new catalogue of films relating to the British Empire. The ambition of this website is to allow both colonizers and colonized to understand better the truths of Empire.

The British Army In India 1801

The Vintage Wargaming site has reproduced some classic pages from the Wargamers Newsletter from 1974, in which Philip Haythornwaite details the British Army in India.

Eye Candy: Sudan Campaign

Lonely Gamers has some terrific photos of a Sudan engagement. Photos like these always make me want to start a new period.

Dahomey’s Women Warriors

An interesting colonial article in Smithsonian.

For the better part of 200 years, thousands of female soldiers fought and died to expand the borders of their West African kingdom. Even their conquerors, the French, acknowledged their “prodigious bravery.”