Colonial Era / Pulp

Hunting the Man-Killers

A CHAIN REACTION ENCOUNTER The drum talk interrupted the usual night sounds of the crackling campfire and nocturnal creatures.  “Mukesh,” snarled Jack Gable standing in front of his tent buttoning his shirt, “what is so important to wake the jungle at this hour?” “A village beyond the Napondi has been attacked, people ripped apart” replied… Continue reading Hunting the Man-Killers

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

Fortunes Won & Lost Patrol Encounter

Today, I continue my Colonial gaming by playing the Patrol Encounter from Fortunes Won and Lost. Fortunes Won and Lost is a set of Colonial Era rules using small units by Two Hour Wargames (now Two Hour Games) and sold by Rebel Minis. Major Maxwell Wembley In this game, my character, Lt. Caroline Matthews, accompanies… Continue reading Fortunes Won & Lost Patrol Encounter

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

Lair of the Lioness

The patrol had been a disaster.  Isawannayu had been defeated and had barely escaped with her wounded.  Ode's group met a worse fate.  Her group fought until they were all incapacitated, one of her women paid the ultimate price.  However, instead of being captured by the Niambo, the Niambo men disfigured the women's faces with… Continue reading Lair of the Lioness

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

Pinafore Diary, Part 1 – The Little Brown Book

Grams looked radiant as they wheeled her into the sun room. She literally beamed joy, which made me feel a little guilty that I didn't come see her more often. It was hard to believe that in a few short years she would be one hundred years old. It must have been contagious as I… Continue reading Pinafore Diary, Part 1 – The Little Brown Book

Lemurian Lion
Colonial Era / Pulp

Lemurian Lions

"Saber-toothed Cats (also known as Lemurian Lions) are marsupials much the size of very large African lions, with teeth up to 8" long and a mouth able to open 120 degrees to bite. Hunts in prides." - Baron Sir Roger FitzLyon (Hugh K. Singh), Colonial Lemuria One of the things that makes Mission St. Mary… Continue reading Lemurian Lions