Jack Scruby’s African Colonial Wargames Rules

Here’s a set of African Colonial wargames rules from the Godfather of American Wargaming, Jack Scruby.

Simple Colonial Wargaming Rules

Robert Cordery offers “Simple Colonial Wargaming Rules.” He writes

SCWaRes � pronounced “squares” � began life as a simple set of �fast play� rules for use with teenagers who had never played a traditional figure wargame before. The design parameters were: To have a turn sequence that kept the players involved throughout each turn; To have simple morale systems that dealt with unit and formation morale; To reduce the measuring of movement and weapon ranges to zero; To have simple systems for resolving fire combat and close combat; To include an element of uncertainty into the outcome of each game To produce a game that could be played to a conclusion in about an hour.

Soldiers of the Queen British Military Photograph Site

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.

1889 Colonial Uniform Guides

This is an excellent resource for colonial wargamers. Warflag has a number of nice color plates of French, German and Italian colonial uniforms from 1889.

Weapons of the Philippines

This site was useful to me when I was working on my Moro / Philippine Rebellion wargame. The 25mm Old Glory Moro miniatures are neat, but I sometimes had a hard time telling what all the bits were. This site helped me make some sense of the weapons the figures were carrying.