The Natives Are Restless Tonight

Matakishi has written The Natives Are Restless Tonight, a set of free wargaming siege rules for any game involving a large band of natives, and a small, but stalwart group of westerners. They would work for any game in the colonial era, including the Zulu War, Boxer Rebellion, Foreign Legion, North West Frontier and Indian Mutiny.

The rules use a card activation system, and involve rolling handfulls d6s. Casualties are determined by summing the attack dice and removing a figure for every multiple of 6, 9 or 12, depending upon the defensive situation.

Take That Camel Up The Khyber Pass Rules

Take That Camel Up The Khyber Pass is a set of rules for colonial British versus Afghans in 1894.

Making Sangars — Loose Rock Defensive Positions

Here’a a new word for me: Sangars. It refers to defensive positions made from loose rock. And here’s a tutorial on making the sangars.