Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The New Zealand Wars


I'm off on holiday next week so thought I'd do some reading, taking a break from the workbench for a bit. This is what I'll be starting with, an Osprey on the New Zealand Wars which were at their high point in the 1840's and 1860's. This is with a tentative view to using the Empress Miniatures New Zealand Wars range with Fistful of Lead: Horse and Musket, as a variation on the French Indian Wars option. I think this has a lot of potential, especially as you only need a handful of figures and a very small table area of 2' x 2' or so. A lot of the FIW scenarios are also easily transferable to the conflict. I'm off doing naval wargaming things in the immediate future but may well come back to this idea later in the year.

4 comments:

  1. We've played this a fair bit with SP2. It is an interesting period. Try looking for James Belich's book on the NZ Wars. Some great accounts in there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Will do. Thanks for the tip off.

    :O)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Certainly watching with interest as I have quite a few of the Empress Miniatures and have yet to do anything constructive with them.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I will get round to this eventually...other things to do in the meantime

    ReplyDelete

Labels

Bag The Hun (364) AK47 (330) Books (295) Back of Beyond (197) Bolt Action (153) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (115) Bag The MiG (107) Chain of Command (106) Pirates (106) Wings at War (103) MiG Alley (94) VBCW (86) Ironclads (84) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (80) Target Locked On (78) Fistful of Lead (68) What a Tanker (68) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Rapid Fire (58) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Victory at Sea (52) Saga (51) Boardgames (50) Saurian Safari (50) Knights of the Sky (45) Britain's Small Wars (42) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (40) Flashpoint Taiwan (38) Pre-Dreadnoughts (38) IABSM (36) Journals (35) Post Apocalypse (30) Atlantic Wall (29) Iron Cow (29) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) Lion Rampant (24) Fortifications (23) France's Small Wars (23) Samurai (23) Air War C21 (22) Mexican Revolution (21) 28mm English Civil War (19) Cold War (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) Napoleonic Naval (18) PITS (18) Naval Thunder (15) Aircraft (14) Rate of Fire (14) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Imaginations (13) ACW (12) Aliens (12) Desert Spitfires (12) Flashpoint PVO (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imperial Commander (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) CY6 Jet Age (10) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (10) Gaslands (10) International Naval Wargaming Day (10) 633 Squadron (9) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Cry Havoc (7) French Indian Wars (7) Scramble for Britain (7) Zulus! (7) Frostgrave (6) Galactic Heroes (5) Strontium Dog (5) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) HYW (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) Duel of Aces (3) HOTT (3) Sharp Practice (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) Naval Command (2) No Go Zone (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Battlegroup (1) Battleship Command (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Flames above the Falklands (1) Hind Commander (1) Missile Threat (1) Sturmovik Commander (1)