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.

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  2. Will do. Thanks for the tip off.

    :O)

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

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

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