Colonial Era / Pulp

The Granaries

As I've mentioned a few times, Acheson Creations is closing its doors. They produce some of the finest resin terrain pieces I've ever seen. I've made as many purchases as I could afford since learning of Craig Acheson's upcoming retirement. I've concentrated my purchases on African terrain and miniatures. Every single piece has been excellent… Continue reading The Granaries

Colonial Era / Pulp

New Year – New Project – Zandeland

Why Zandeland? Well, my jungle terrain is beginning to look a bit shabby so what better incentive for refurbishing existing terrain and building new terrain than to expand my African collection with new miniatures - the Azande! I know of only two companies who make 28mm figures of the Azande (both by the same sculptor):… Continue reading New Year – New Project – Zandeland

Colonial Era / Pulp

Colonial Lemuria – a Homage

"Lemuria - the primal land, old when Eden was young. A land with more secrets than other lands have history. Secrets both ancient and new, that beckon the traveler to face danger and surprise at every turn. Long lost civilizations lurk in the shadows, brooding and biding their time." - Colonial Lemuria, Back Cover Last,… Continue reading Colonial Lemuria – a Homage

Colonial Era / Pulp

CA – Ambush at Juju Falls

Continuing with a celebration of THW Classics available from Rebel Minis, it is time to take a look at Colonial Adventures. "Colonial Adventures is a set of unit-based battle rules that can be played with any figures you may already have." - Colonial Adventures, page 1. Before you think the Colonial Era of the latter… Continue reading CA – Ambush at Juju Falls

Colonial Era / Pulp

FW&L – The Okbona Expedition

Good Rules with So-So Army Lists Another THW Classics rule set available from Rebel Minis is Fortunes Won and Lost. Fortunes Won and Lost is a skirmish set pitting small groups of figures against one another. There have been a few who have confused this rule set with Colonial Adventures, which has Fortunes Won and… Continue reading FW&L – The Okbona Expedition

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