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.

British In Zululand Painting Guides

Duncan’s Colonial Modeling blog has a nice series of photos of British uniforms intended as a painting guide for the British in Zululand

Christopher’s Zulu Rules

Christopher’s Zulu Rules are a set of free wargames rules for large scale warfare in the 1879 Anglo Zulu war.

Taking The Bull By The Horns

Taking The Bull By The Horns is a set of free wargames rules for Zulu War skirmishes in 1/300 scale.

Battlegames Zulu Special

A Zulu war game from the Battlegames magazine.

From the blurb:

This Zulu Wars game was directly inspired by regular contributor Dan Mersey’s “Well of Tarka” article that appeared in Battlegames issue 14 − also now available here on Wargame Vault as a low-cost PDF.

It just so happened that I had a participation game to run at a forthcoming show, and Dan’s article, originally set in the Sudan, inspired me to pillage it wholesale and transfer it to the Zulu Wars so that I could make use of my own collection.

The game ran at several shows, as well as with friends, and was a resounding hit, producing lots of excitement and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. I hope that you enjoy it too!