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09 May 2017 6:00 p.m. PST
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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2016 12:50 p.m. PST

So there is a running poll now, about favourite century to wargame. And the 19th Century is winning easily with a decent second place for the 20th and trailing 3rd for the 18th.

But which was makes the 19th so popular. I think we all know Napoleonics and ACW will be the majority wargamers periods in the 19th century.

But there are many many big great wars of the 19th century so let's dig deeper!

But how to make sure we don't have this poll running for years and year?

Here are my sugestions:

Napoleonic Wars(including war of 1812)
Latin American wars of liberation
Carlist wars
Latin American wars
Indian wars
Texan Revolution
Mexican-American War
Crimean war
Schleswig Wars
ACW
Colonial wars(All colonial wars including USAs grab at colonies )
Franco Prussian war.

I'm sure I forgot several. Also might be a little "broad" to lump all colonial wars into one, but well we would end up filling the internet and the internet would break down if we list each one singularly .

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2016 12:57 p.m. PST

If you already know Napoleonics and ACW are the majority (which they are) then why the poll? Here are mine.

1. ACW
2. Napoleonics
3. FPW
4. Second Boer War
5. French North Africa

WarWizard03 Nov 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

Here are my favorites, in Alpha order.

1. ACW
2. AZW
3. Texas Revolution

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2016 1:46 p.m. PST

Rally, why are you so afraid of knowledge?
The reason:
1. To find out which of the big ones are the biggest
2. To find out how popular the other wars are.

rmaker03 Nov 2016 1:50 p.m. PST

You actually missed quite a few, such as:

Miguelite Wars
Russo-Turkish Wars (two of them)
Sino-Japanese War
Belgian War of Independence
Polish Uprising
Seven Weeks War
Risorgimento (which may or may not include the 1859 Piedmont War)

I also think lumping all Latin American Wars and all Colonial Wars together is rather overdoing things.

Brownbear03 Nov 2016 4:07 p.m. PST

napoleonic

Buckeye AKA Darryl03 Nov 2016 4:42 p.m. PST

The Sonderbund War
The Ten Cents War
The War of the Triple Alliance

The Hound03 Nov 2016 4:44 p.m. PST

Napoleonics is 18th and 19th Century. Napoleonics is the most popular wars to be played

10mm Wargaming Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2016 4:45 p.m. PST

Here are my favorites

1. ACW
2. AZW

Take care

Andy

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2016 7:00 p.m. PST

For me ACW but overall I would guess Napoleonic

After that there are a number of others in a distant third and fourth – for me it would be Colonial Wars followed by Mexican Wars but I suspect Crimean and Franco-Prussian Wars are way up there overall

KTravlos04 Nov 2016 5:30 a.m. PST

Which I am playing or which I think more people are playing?

If Napoleonics is included (i.e if you got for temporal 19th century 1800-1899, rather than what historians tend to mean 1815-1914) then Napoleonics with ACW coming second.

If Napoleonics is exluded, then ACW with Franco-Prussian War coming second.

My own club plays the 1876-1878 Ottoman Wars (vs. Serbia, vs. Russia)

daler240D04 Nov 2016 5:30 a.m. PST

after Nap it is:

Schleswig-Holstein and very late 19th Century hypothetical European conflict

Chuckaroobob04 Nov 2016 6:17 a.m. PST

Colonial, then Nappies, then Franco-Prussian.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 12:57 p.m. PST

I wouldn't lump all the Latin American wars into one pile, they are too diverse and too interesting to get such treatment. So, to split them out a bit:

Wars of Liberation
Triple Alliance War (I have all the figures painted!)
War of the pacific (see Ten Cents War in Buckeye's post)
Any of the civil wars in Argentina or Uruguay
The Farrapo War (Brazil
The 10 Year War (Cuba)

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 1:23 p.m. PST

Ok, if we are to do this then lets do this right. List every war ever fought in the 19th century don't cherry pick.

Temne War
First Barbary War
War of the Oranges
Second War of Haitian Independence
Stecklikrieg
Tedbury's War
Souliote War (1803)
Second Anglo-Maratha War
Burmese–Siamese War (1803–04)
First Kandyan War
Emmet's Insurrection
War of the Third Coalition
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Battle of Sitka
Part of the Russian colonization of the Americas
First Serbian Uprising
Part of the Serbian Revolution
Uprising against the Dahije
Part of the First Serbian Uprising
Castle Hill convict rebellion
Fulani War
Russo-Persian War (1804–13)
Part of the Russo-Persian Wars
Egyptian Revolution
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Janissaries' Revolt
Franco-Swedish War
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Haitian Invasion of Santo Domingo
War of the Fourth Coalition
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Russo-Turkish War (1806–12)
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
British invasions of the Río de la Plata
Ashanti–Fante War
War of Christophe's Secession
Vellore Mutiny
Froberg mutiny
Alexandria expedition of 1807
Janissaries' Revolt
Mtetwa Empire Expansion
Peninsular War
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Gunboat War
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Anglo-Russian War (1807–12)
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Ottoman coups of 1807–08
Anglo-Turkish War (1807–09)
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Rum Rebellion
Finnish War
Spanish Restoration in Santo Domingo
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Bantam Conquest
Dano-Swedish War of 1808–09
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Coup of 1809
War of the Fifth Coalition
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
1809 Gottscheer Rebellion
Tyrol Rebellion
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Quino Revolution
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Burmese–Siamese War (1809–12)
Bolivian War of Independence
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Argentine War of Independence
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Tecumseh's War
Part of the War of 1812
US occupation of West Florida
Merina conquest of Madagascar
Punjab War
Chilean War of Independence
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Conquest of Hawaii
Amadu's Jihad
Lamu Expansion
Mexican War of Independence
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
1811 German Coast Uprising
Invasion of Java (1811)
Tonquin incident
Fourth Xhosa War
Ga–Fante War
Arakanese Uprising
Battle of Las Piedras
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Cambodian Rebellion
Cambodian Usurpation
Korean Revolt
Paraguayan Revolt
Owu–Ife War
Egyptian–Wahhabi War (Ottoman–Saudi War)
Venezuelan War of Independence
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Peruvian War of Independence
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Battle of Shela
French invasion of Russia
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
War of the Sixth Coalition
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
War of 1812
Pemmican War
Eight Trigrams uprising of 1813
Afghan-Sikh Wars
Creek War
Peoria War
Swedish–Norwegian War
Part of the Napoleonic Wars
Anglo-Nepalese War
Ashanti–Akim–Akwapim War
Hadži Prodan's Revolt
Part of the Serbian Revolution
Argentine Civil Wars
Second Barbary War
Second Kandyan War
Hundred Days
War of the Seventh Coalition
Neapolitan War
Part of the Hundred Days
Temne–Susu War
Spanish reconquest of New Granada
Part of the Spanish American wars of independence
Second Serbian Uprising
Part of the Serbian Revolution
Bussa's Rebellion
Portuguese conquest of the Banda Oriental
Afaqi Khoja revolts
Pernambucan Revolt
Third Anglo-Maratha War
First Seminole War
Part of the Seminole Wars
Ndwandwe–Zulu War
Burmese invasions of Assam
Caucasian War
Fifth Xhosa War
Zulu wars of conquest
Bolívar's campaign to liberate New Granada
Part of the Venezuelan War of Independence
July Revolution
French Revolution of 1830
November Uprising
Belgian Revolution
French conquest of Algeria
Port Phillip District Wars
Dutch expedition on the west coast of Sumatra
Siamese–Vietnamese War (1831–34)
Baptist War
Naning War
Egyptian–Ottoman War (1831–33)
Yagan Resistance
Bosnian Uprising (1831–32)
Black Hawk War
June Rebellion
Desert Campaign (1833–34)
Lê Văn Khôi revolt
Albanian Revolts of 1833–39
First Carlist War
Peasants' Revolt of 1834 (Palestine)
Battle of Pinjarra
Sixth Xhosa War
Malê Revolt
Texas Revolution
Second Seminole War
Part of the Seminole Wars
Ragamuffin War
Cabanagem
War of the Confederation
Sabinada
Lower Canada Rebellion
Part of the Rebellions of 1837
Upper Canada Rebellion
Part of the Rebellions of 1837
Dutch–Ahanta War
Battle of Blood River
Mormon War
Balaiada
Pastry War
Egyptian–Ottoman War (1839–41)
War of the Supremes
First Anglo-Afghan War
First Opium War
Albanian Revolt of 1847
Uruguayan Civil War
Eumerella Wars
Niš Rebellion (1841)
Siamese–Vietnamese War (1841–45)
Sino-Sikh War
Russian Conquest of Bukhara
Albanian Revolt of 1843–44
Wairau Affray
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Battle of One Tree Hill
Dominican War of Independence
Franco-Moroccan War
Albanian Revolt of 1845
First Anglo-Sikh War
Flagstaff War
Northern War
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Hutt Valley Campaign
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Galician slaughter
Dutch intervention in Northern Bali (1846)
Seventh Xhosa War
Second Carlist War
War of the Madrugadores
Mexican–American War
Wanganui Campaign
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Sonderbund War
Sierra Gorda Rebellion
Cayuse War
Caste War of Yucatán
Praieira revolt
Revolutions of 1848 in the Italian states
Greater Poland Uprising (1848)
French Revolution of 1848
Revolutions of 1848 in the German states
Baden Revolution
Part of the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states
May Uprising in Dresden
Part of the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states
Palatine uprising
Part of the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states
Revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas
Wallachian Revolution of 1848
Sicilian revolution of independence of 1848
Dutch intervention in Northern Bali (1848)
First Italian War of Independence
Second Anglo-Sikh War
Hungarian War of Independence
Praieira revolt
First Schleswig War
The Three Years' War
Dutch intervention in Bali (1849)
Burmese–Siamese War (1849–55)
Apache Wars
1851 Chilean Revolution
Taiping Rebellion
Eighth Xhosa War
Platine War
War against Oribe and Rosas
Palembang Highlands Expeditions
California Indian Wars
Nian Rebellion
Second Anglo-Burmese War
Montenegrin–Ottoman War (1852–53)
Herzegovina Uprising (1852–62)
Crimean War
Epirus Revolt of 1854
Expedition against the Chinese in Montrado
Miao Rebellion (1854–73)
French conquest of Senegal
Red Turban Rebellion (1854–56)
Bleeding Kansas
First Fiji Expedition
Nepalese–Tibetan War
Santhal rebellion
Yakima War
Rogue River Wars
Battle of Ash Hollow
Puget Sound War
Third Seminole War
Part of the Seminole Wars
Nias Expedition
Punti-Hakka Clan Wars
Campaign of 1856–57
Second Opium War
Arrow War
Anglo-Persian War
Panthay Rebellion
Du Wenxiu Rebellion
1857 Cheyenne Expedition
Indian Rebellion of 1857
India's First War of Independence
Utah War
Ecuadorian–Peruvian territorial dispute of 1857–60
Reform War
Mahtra War
Coeur d'Alene War
Fraser Canyon War
Cochinchina Campaign
Second Fiji Expedition
Second Italian War of Independence
Revolution of 1859
Pig War
Hispano-Moroccan War (1859–60)
Banjarmasin War
Federal War
Paiute War
First Taranaki War
Second Maori War
Part of New Zealand land wars
Colombian Civil War (1860–62)
Occupation of Araucanía
American Civil War
French intervention in Mexico
Also known as Franco-Mexican War
Dakota War of 1862
Dungan Revolt (1862–77)
Muslim Rebellion
Ecuadorian–Colombian War
Battle of Shimonoseki Straits
Part of the Japanese Civil War
Bombardment of Kagoshima
Anglo-Satsuma War
Part of the Japanese Civil War
Shimonoseki Campaign
Part of the Japanese Civil War
Ambela Campaign
Invasion of Waikato
Third Maori War
Part of New Zealand land wars
Second Anglo-Ashanti War
Dominican Restoration War
January Uprising
Colorado War
Second Taranaki War
Part of New Zealand land wars
Kinmon Incident and First Chōshū expedition
Part of the Japanese Civil War
Second Schleswig War
Second Danish-German War
Tauranga Campaign
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Uruguayan War
Mito Rebellion
Kanto insurrection
Part of the Japanese Civil War
Bhutan War
Russo-Kokandian War
Chincha Islands War
Snake War
Pasoemah Expedition
Paraguayan War
Black Hawk War (1865–72)
Powder River Expedition (1865)
Morant Bay rebellion
Hualapai War
Basuto-Boer War
Bukharan-Kokandian War
East Cape War
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Russo-Bukharan Wars
Hyogo naval expedition
Part of the Japanese Civil War
Haw wars
Second Chōshū expedition
Summer War
Austro-Prussian War
Seven Weeks War
German Civil War
Third Italian War of Independence
Part of the Austro-Prussian War
Red Cloud's War
Baikal Insurrection
Cretan Revolt (1866–69)
French campaign against Korea (1866)
Byeongin Western invasion
Andaman Islands Expedition
Comanche Campaign
Qatari–Bahraini War
Klang War
Selangor Civil War
Glorious Revolution (Spain)
Grito de Lares
Titokowaru's War
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Boshin War
War of the Year of the Dragon
Part of the Japanese Civil War
British Expedition to Abyssinia
War of the Abyssinian Succession
Te Kooti's War
Part of the New Zealand land wars
Ten Years' War
Great War
Haitian Revolution of 1869
Red River Rebellion
Franco-Prussian War
Sheep Wars
Kalkadoon Wars
French Civil War of 1871
United States expedition to Korea
Nukapu Expedition
Third Carlist War
Modoc War
Lava Beds War
Aceh War
Third Anglo-Ashanti War
Colfax County War
Cantonal Revolution
Brooks–Baxter War
Saga Rebellion
Japanese invasion of Taiwan (1874)
Red River War
Ganghwa Island incident
Las Cuevas War
Perak War
Mason County War
Shinpuren Rebellion
Razlovtsi insurrection
April Uprising
Akizuki Rebellion
Hagi Rebellion
Colombian Civil War of 1876
Great Sioux War of 1876
Black Hills War
Qing reconquest of Xinjiang
Montenegrin–Ottoman War (1876–78)
Part of the Great Eastern Crisis (1875–78)
Nez Perce War
Satsuma Rebellion
San Elizario Salt War
Ninth Xhosa War
Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)
Cheyenne War
Bannock War
Kanak Revolt
Conquest of the Desert
Lincoln County War
Kumanovo Uprising
Kresna–Razlog Uprising
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Little War (Cuba)
Jementah Civil War
Anglo-Zulu War
War of the Pacific
Sheepeater Indian War
Victorio's War
Basuto Gun War
Brsjak Revolt
First Boer War
Mapuche uprising of 1881
French occupation of Tunisia
Mahdist War
Mandingo Wars
Pleasant Valley War
Ekumeku Movement
First Madagascar expedition
Tonkin Campaign
Chichibu Incident
Sino-French War
Mandor Rebellion
North-West Rebellion
Serbo-Bulgarian War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
Jambi Uprising
Samoan Civil War
Hawaiian rebellions (1887–95)
Sikkim Expedition
Abushiri Revolt
Johnson County War
Edi Expedition
First Franco-Dahomean War
Castaic Range War
Colorado Range War
Ghost Dance War
Hunza-Nagar Campaign

That ought to keep the polls busy for a while. some of these wars could really yield some great scenarios. Of course every poll must have a "None of these" and "Other" how about we also add "I don't really have a favorite war, I'm a pacifist".

Sorry guys just felling a bit snarky right now, but that is a lot of wars.

RudyNelson04 Nov 2016 6:58 p.m. PST

Napoleonic
ACW

Perris070706 Nov 2016 9:15 a.m. PST

I think you missed one …

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2016 9:50 a.m. PST

Just because it has the word war in it doesn't make it a war.

Lincoln county war, wasn't a war.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2016 7:48 a.m. PST

You forgot the Metis Rebellion (1885). There are some great possible scenarios from this.

Brownbear09 Nov 2016 3:05 a.m. PST

all nice lists but totally irrelevant for the question?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Nov 2016 9:55 a.m. PST

Napoleon III's Mexican Tea Party, specifically La Batalla de Puebla.

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