New Zealand Colonial War Miniatures Featured In News

An article in the New Zealand Dominion Post highlights a wargamers' recreation of the Battle of Boulcott's Farm which took place in Lower Hutt in May 1846

 

Miniature figures lines up to recreate New Zealand Land War

Miniature figures lines up to recreate New Zealand Land War

Wargamer Roly Hermans will recreate the Battle of Boulcott's Farm.

Source: www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/culture/98288339/miniature-figures-lines-up-to-recreate-new-zealand-land-war

The Men Who Would Be Kings Quick Reference Sheet

Here's an updated QRS for the excellent colonial game The Men Who Would Be Kings.

The Men Who Would Be Kings is a commercial product, from Osprey Games. I have enjoyed playing it.

Taiping Rebellion Game

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Here are a few photos from our group's Taiping Rebellion game. We used a modified Bolt Action for the rules. It worked ok, but I think that there are better choices than Bolt Action for multi player games. All figures and terrain painted by Brad N.

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The Taiping Rebellion was a Chinese civil war that lasted from 1850 to 1864, and that likely lead to more than 30 million dead. Some estimates place the casualties as high as 100 million, which would make it the deadliest war in human history. The Taiping Rebellion began when the Qing dynasty decided to suppress a cult led by an obscure bureaucrat who claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ. The "God Worshipping Society" fought back and the local uprising spread became a war to not only overthrow the Qing, but also to overturn the existing social, economic and political order in China. Eventually, western forces become involved, including those lead by Frederick Townshend Ward and Charles "Chinese" Gordon.

A great read on the Taiping Rebellion is Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom. My own take after reading the book was that if it wasn't true, no one would believe it.

Tuan Boxer Rebellion Rules

Tuan is a set of free wargames rules for the Boxer Rebellion.  The scale is 1 figure = 5 men. The author, Tod P. Zechiel, is also the proprietor of Panfish Flies, which manufactures and sells hand-made fishing flies. For those who have never tied a fishing fly (I have made lots of them), it is a fine and delicate art. Mr. Zechiel originally published the rules as part of his miniature wargaming company, Cellmate Miniatures, which produced Boxer Rebellion figures.

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18th Century Warfare DBA Variant

Here's yet another set of free wargames rules based on DBA. These are for 18th Century European and Colonial Warfare in 6mm.

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