This is a book that should be on every Colonial Wargamers’ bookshelf. It is a brilliant study of the conflicts and personalities involved in a continuous series of wars for the British Empire between 1837 and 1901. It is by no means an exhaustive study of the period, but offers the reader a good slice of the times. If you don’t already play colonial miniature wargames, this book will make you want to.
Think you know how to be a victorian? Then try this interactive game in which you try to negotiate your way through the tricky world of Victorian manners. Its wierdly fun.
I would never have made it in the Victorian world.
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.
Germy’s World has a paper model for making your own dungeon, but what is more interesting is Victorian Cellar model that accompanies it. It’s perfect for gothic horor games as the lair of a monster, or mad scientist or cult.
Similar in spirit to the late, lamented Space:1889 cloudships rules, Aeronef is about Victorian era armored flying gunships. There are some outstanding ships’ logs for the game here.