Lonely Gamers has some terrific photos of a Sudan engagement. Photos like these always make me want to start a new period.
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.”
Here’s a nice collection of historic maps of Africa. I have for some time wanted to purchase a pile of those Foundry Darkest Africa figures and set forth on adventures on the Dark Continent.
The History Channel has an online, flash game about African Exploration. You roll dice (virtually), and try to accumulate miles and supplies, and avoid hazards. Its fun, and I can see a way to turn this into a neat miniatures game … I’m sure my friend Bob from Ann Arbor could pull it off.
The Wargames Factory — makers of hard plastic historical figures — offers a free 22 page article on the Zulu Army of 1879. Not coincidentally, Zulus are the current product on their list.