African Exploration Online Game

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.

Guide To the Zulu Army of 1879

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.

The US v The Philippine Insurgents

Savage and Soldier magazine has a good introductory article on the US v Philippine Insurgents in the early part of the 20th Century. It’s always struck me as a period that would make for a good game.

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.