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Dalauppror25 Feb 2015 3:20 a.m. PST


My new wargaming project in conjunction with my playtest of Dan Meresys "The Men Who Would Be Kings", I have searched for a good Swedish angle of the colonial wars in Africa and the Swedish Officers in the Service of King Leopold and the Free Congo State are one track that I will follow leter on…

But I wanted some thing evem more exotic…

So I decided to run a project revolving around Cabo Corso – The Swedish Gold Coast in 1650-1663, present-day Ghana. The 1650´s are not really the focus of the rules but as the rules are so general, as Lion Rampant, it is no problem to use them just as they are 200 years erlier, a man got to do what a man got to do to get a Swedish connection ;)

More about my project at my blog

zippyfusenet25 Feb 2015 6:09 a.m. PST

The Bight of Benin, the Bight of Benin,
One comes out where three went in.

Black Cavalier25 Feb 2015 7:56 a.m. PST

Very cool.

In the alternative history of my Swedish VSF forces, Sweden was able to keep their Gold Coast which helped them fund their industrial revolution.

hocklermp525 Feb 2015 2:33 p.m. PST

Very interesting. Lots of room there for a campaign game or games.

Dalauppror26 Feb 2015 11:53 p.m. PST


Glad that you find my new project interesting.

I thought it was best to get something painted up to set the scene for my Africa project, so what is better then some wild life, So I have searched the local toyshops for some African animals that would match 28mm minis and ended up with a Rhino and a Hippo, just gave them a wash, a bases and they was ready for play.

More pictures of Hippo and friends at my blog.

Dalauppror01 Mar 2015 10:55 p.m. PST

For my Cabo Corso, Swedish Goald Coast 1650 project that are a part of my playtest of Dan Merseys new Colonial rules The Men Who Would Be Kings I really needed some native tribals…so I got me a box of the Wargames Factory Zulu minis…I would have prefered Masai style shields but at least these minis was cheap…

I really needed some native tribals…so I got me a box of the Wargames Factory Zulu minis…I would have prefered Masai style shields but at least these minis was cheap…

It is 30 minis in a box, this was enought for me to build 3 units of 8 minis with native tribals, a tribal unit by the rules are 16 minis !!!

But I have argued with Dan that it will take to much minis for gamers to get started, so Dan have been kind enought to included "Skirmish Kings" in the ruleas based on my suggestions, at least for now.

In "Skirmish Kings" the only difference are that you field half sized unit, and that work perfect for me as now I only need 24-64 minis for a field force, much easier to achive painting and money wise…

The remaining 6 minis of the 30 in the box was designated to be captured slaves…

More Pictures of the Slaves ant native tribals at my blog.

Dalauppror09 Mar 2015 4:51 a.m. PST


I continue my work woth the Cabo Corso project. As this little project are on a budget I did some kitbashing to get me the Native Musketees to look at least a bit like the ones in the Johan Vilde comic books, most of them was drawn with metal helmets… must be hot in Africa… but I go for african Tribals in outdated european helmets to:) More pictures at my blog.

Dalauppror11 Mar 2015 1:22 p.m. PST


We had our first test games of Dan Mersey´s new Osprey wargaming rules "The Men Who Would Be Kings" due to be published in 2016.

You can find a brief AAR and more pictures at my blog.

Best regards Michael

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