Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of a picture heavy battle report using the Colonial Adventures rules. The game actually plays quickly, it's when someone (like yours truly) takes a photo after every dice roll that slows the game down. This post covers turns 3 and 4 where Isawannayu's elite Lioness Guard assaults the French line. Turn… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 2

This is the second part of a battle report covering a Colonial Adventures game. There are 132 figures in the French column and the Rebel army has 298 figures. It may seem a bit lopsided in the Rebels favor, but actually the French rifles and mountain howitzer tend to even things out. This battle report… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 2

Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 1 (a Colonial Adventures Game)

In this post, I'm turning my attention to the large battle game - Colonial Adventures. Colonial Adventures was published by Two Hour Games and now sold by Rebel Minis in both print copy and PDF. The first edition was published in 2009 and the second edition was published in 2012 with minor changes and additions… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 1 (a Colonial Adventures Game)

Colonial Era / Pulp, Fantasy

Colonial Marines, Slavers, Dragon Born & a Fly Demon

I know it has been a while since I've done a post about miniatures leaving the lead pile to enter the ranks with their painted comrades. This week sees the completion of some French Colonial Marines, Arab Slavers, a Dragon Born warrior and a Fly Demon. French Colonial Marines First, let me begin by saying… Continue reading Colonial Marines, Slavers, Dragon Born & a Fly Demon

Colonial Era / Pulp

Armies of the 19th Century: Africa, Vol. 2 Central Africa – a Review

We certainly live in strange times. When Armies of the 19th Century: Africa, Vol. 2 Central Africa by Chris (C.J.) Peers was first released in 2011, you could purchase the hardback for around $25. I was late to the party and when I purchased my copy in 2013, it cost $40. Just 7 short years… Continue reading Armies of the 19th Century: Africa, Vol. 2 Central Africa – a Review

Colonial Era / Pulp

Mission St. Mary Confrontation Encounter

In the Confrontation encounter, the forces are lined up from highest Rep to lowest across from one another. The slavers are using their hostages as shields preventing Lt. Matthews from using volley fire out of fear of hitting the hostages. It was a balmy hot morning, 1 January 1900, when the sloop H.M.S. New Hope… Continue reading Mission St. Mary Confrontation Encounter

Colonial Era / Pulp

Colonial Era Gaming with Two Hour Games

With all of the faults of Colonial Expansion and Imperialism, the period is full of wonderful tales, both true and fictional. Whether you want to game the exploits of Tarzan, search for King Solomon's mines, or stand with Chard and Bromhead at Rorke's Drift, there's a set of rules for you from Two Hour Games… Continue reading Colonial Era Gaming with Two Hour Games

Colonial Era / Pulp

Amazon vs. Amazon at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Today was my birthday and that means it was time for the annual Amazon vs. Amazon battle.  This year, I played the game with a twist - instead of being set on Valkae, I chose to set the game on Colonial Lemuria in the Kingdom of Nobelongga - the year is 1900. The queen has… Continue reading Amazon vs. Amazon at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Colonial Era / Pulp

Sweeping the Jungle

Not a single building was harmed and the raid was repulsed.  Jelani, the chief's son, proposed that they immediately sweep the jungle and drive any Niambo back across the border.  With the rest of the village's men still away, Jelani's force consisted of one unit of men and four units of women warriors. They set… Continue reading Sweeping the Jungle

Colonial Era / Pulp

Rebuking a Lioness

After driving off the Niambo, Isawannayu led the women to a village where the chief had been a close ally of her father.  Chief Bosede allowed the women to stay and heal.  Lesedi, Nomusa and Dayo all recovered from their wounds.  Isawannayu asked the chief to aid her in deposing her uncle, but the chief… Continue reading Rebuking a Lioness

Colonial Era / Pulp

A Goat with Teeth

Isawannayu was still fuming when she leapt upon a large rock outcropping to peer into the jungle. Her uncle had become chief after her father died under mysterious circumstances. Her stepmother was now one of his wives. Something wasn't right and when she questioned him about it, he consigned her to be "sacrificed for the… Continue reading A Goat with Teeth

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 4

Texicon is one month away! It is hard to believe that I started this project in December & still have more terrain to build & a few more figures to paint. I received 2 new distractions since my last post. One of them fits into my Texicon game. Hinterland released female Askaris. Now the players… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 4