Fire In The Fern Colonial New Zealand Skirmish Rules

Fire In The Fern is a set of free wargames rules for games set in colonial New Zealand.

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.


New Zealand Wars

Jeff Peach offers a set of rules for the New Zealand Wars.

New Zealand Wars

New Zealand Colonial Wars DBA Variant

Stephen Thomas offers a DBA variant for New Zealand Colonials Wars. The author writes:

These rules are intended to refight the battles of the New Zealand Colonial Wars, 1840-1872. They do not cover skirmishes They are based on DBA, and influenced by the article by Ed White on DBA and the Seven Years War (WI65), and Clive Clapson’s article on the Maori Wars (WI63). As in Ed’s article there are two assumptions:

1. The first round of close combat also includes short range small-arms and artillery fire.

2. Troops potency depended on their ability to deliver close range volleys or cold steel.