A Place In The Sun African Colonial Rules

A Place In The Sun is a set of free wargames rules for southwest Africa from Greg Novak. The download link is on the upper right side on the landing page.

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.

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.”

Historic Maps Of Africa

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.

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.