Tag Archives: Colonial Gaming

  1. Back to Ahmednuggur: More 15mm Wellesley in India


    March 9, 2019 by wargamerchris

    At Winter War 2019 we brought the walled city of Ahmednuggur back for a second convention game.  It had been …
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  2. HMGS Little Wars 2018: One gamer’s travelogue through a new four day gaming experience (PIC Heavy)

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    May 13, 2018 by wargamerchris

    Weekend before last was HMGS Little Wars at the Westin Yorktown in the west suburba of Chicago. We make a …
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  3. 25mm Colonial pulp: Professor Johnstone in Africa


    April 21, 2018 by wargamerchris

    So another game that needs to get posted before it fades entirely. This year was a return to darkest Africa …
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  4. 20mm Pulp: No more diamonds from Morocco

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    April 9, 2018 by wargamerchris

    This is a game we’ve run perhaps five times over the last years – it always turns out to be …
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  5. 20mm Rif War 1919-1926


    October 21, 2017 by wargamerchris

    I am an unabashed fan of the work which Richard Baber has done over the years – particularly his work …
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  6. Some pics from Little Wars 2017 (PIC Heavy)


    June 19, 2017 by wargamerchris

    We try to hit HMGS Little Wars most years.  It was a great show this year and I saw a …
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  7. A quick word on Africa Needs Steam

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    June 8, 2017 by wargamerchris

      Another great looking game which I wish I played in.  My long time friend Rich B ran another Africa …
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  8. 15mm Tonkin Wars – French colonial troops vs. Black Flags in Indochina


    June 5, 2017 by wargamerchris

    One of the periods I’ve been building over the past four years has been the French colonial campaign in Indochina …
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I’m a father, soldier, wargamer and traveler. This site is for my kids and to share my work over half a lifetime musing on the history of warriors and the portrayal of their efforts in miniature.  I’ve never really known why I do this

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Rules I’m gaming with now:

Lions Rampant/ Dragons Rampant
Black Powder
Age of Eagles/ Age of Valor/ Fire and Fury
Force on Force/ Ambush Alley/ Ambush Z!
Hail Caesar
Command Decision: Test of Battle
Battles for Empire 2
Pride of Lions
The Sword and the Flame

Rules I’m Considering:

Sword and Spear/ Sword and Spear Fantasy
Regimental Fire and Fury
Open Combat
Chain of Command
Sharpe Practice 2
Wilderness Wars
Test of Honour
Field of Battle
Pike and Shotte (Warlord)
General de Armee (TFL)
Flames of War – Vietnamese/ WW2

Rules I still need to find to make my life better:

15mm Napoleonic mass battles rules (holy grail)
15mm War of the Spanish Succession mass battle rules
15mm Zombie mass battle rules


Command Decision Test of Battle Forum:


Din of Battle:


Henry Hyde’s Site:


Dan Mersey – author of a couple of rules sets we like:


Miniature Addiction:


Wasatch Front HMGS (Journals):




Big Force on Force (Great modern gaming)


Last Stand Dan:



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