Thursday, 5 March 2015

Darkest Africa Rules Revival


There seems to be a bit of a Darkest Africa / Colonial Skirmish vibe in the pipeline of late, with the French Studio Tomahawk developing an In the Heart of Africa meets M+T mash-up (at a guess?), although I'm sure it's far less clunky than it sounds. The rules have the working title of Congo and look very promising, at least from the splendid photos of figures and terrain that are floating around on the web.

Not only that but Dan Mersey is working on a set of colonial skirmish rules for Osprey, with the slightly less mundane title of The Men who would be Kings, in a nod to the classic film and Kipling in particular. I am suitably enthused and unusually well-placed to make the most of this genre, with an entire African tribal army based up ready for painting and plenty of fantastic Copplestone colonial figures in the leadpile...

...not that I could produce anything like the photo above!

9 comments:

  1. That's pretty exciting. I've got a few sets of rules for Darkest Africa type games, but never got round to playing any of them. This might push me over the edge!

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  2. Nice scene. I am always looks for a good fight. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Happy days! Very much looking forward to both of these rules!

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  4. I am working on something Colonial in the near future... likely to be North African in nature. Very interested in the new rules on the horizon :)

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  5. Yes I'm looking forward to both these too!

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  6. I'm looking forward to both those rulesets.

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