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Settler Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 3:22 p.m. PST

The full title is The Unfortified Military Villages of Sir Harry Smith 1848-1850.

Has anyone read this publication by Colin Coetsee (Westby-Nunn Publishers, Cape Town, 2010) and is it useful from a wargamers perspective – drawings, maps, photographs – to help recreate buildings on the wargame table?

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Settler Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

Sir Harry Smith created six military villages on the frontier for discharged British soldiers, but these were not fortified. On Christmas Day 1850 the villages of Woburn, Auckland, & Juanasberg were attacked by the Xhosa and most of the inhabitants killed. Includes contemporary accounts along with maps, photographs, plans, extensive notes and appendices. From an unpublished paper by Colin Coetzee author of "Forts Of The Eastern Cape".

However, at US$ 41.45 + US$ 19.27 P+P, I may have visit the British Library with notepad and pencil.

For students of the desperate warfare that stemmed from the clash of cultures on the Eastern Frontier of the then Cape Colony in the 19th Century, this is essential reading.

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