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Queen Catherine07 Dec 2016 6:33 p.m. PST

Much to my surprise, I stumbled across some indian wars in the town and area where I lived as a child. I thought it would be fun to find out more about them. I've some ECW figures and it'd be easy to add some Indians to them and do some skirmishes in New Netherlands. Any leads or info on them appreciated the stuff I've found on line is unsurprisingly in Dutch.

If you've gamed them, have uniform info, flags, scenarios, or great source material, please post!

Some of the wars:

Kieft's War (164345) in the Dutch territory of New Netherland (modern-day New Jersey and New York) between Dutch colonists and the Lenape people

Peach Tree War (1655) large scale attack by the Susquehannock Nation and allied Native Americans on several New Netherland settlements along the Hudson River

Esopus Wars (16591663) conflicts between the indigenous Esopus tribe of Lenape Indians and colonialist New Netherlanders during the latter half of the 17th century in what is now Ulster County, New York

Marshal Saxe Inactive Member08 Dec 2016 9:14 a.m. PST

For more background information, check out the NewNetherlandsInstitute.org

SpuriousMilius09 Dec 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

I'm intrigued by this as an obscure American Colonial conflict & because I already have the required figures & terrain with ECW troops, Brigade's King Phillip's War minis & the Flint & Feather Indians from Crucible Crush.

Queen Catherine11 Dec 2016 4:46 p.m. PST

Thanks Marshal!

@ SpuriousM
Yeah, for me it's like a whole new period that requires about 20 indians to add to my ECW. The funny thing is that I never even thought of gaming them in the New World even as English!

However, from what I saw on line, my 30YW / ECW figs are too early for King Philip's War, which are starting to look like early League of Augsburg.

Queen Catherine11 Dec 2016 8:21 p.m. PST

Thanks Marshal! some nice book references:
link

And I found some 80YW flags, maybe good for Dutch militia in New Amsterdam?
link

@ SpuriousM
Yeah, for me it's like a whole new period that requires about 20 indians to add to my ECW. The funny thing is that I never even thought of gaming them in the New World even as English!

However, from what I saw on line, my 30YW / ECW figs are too early for King Philip's War, which are starting to look like early League of Augsburg.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2016 5:27 a.m. PST

This is great. I live in that area and had never considered it as a conflict to game. I see fron the New Netherlands site that the Swedes also had colonists in that region.

Just saw this on the Lead Adventure Forum posted by Mindenbrush.
link

It looks like 2017s projects are going to be taking a new direction.

Thanks

wdrenth20 Dec 2016 4:29 a.m. PST

A publication from my hand contains some information on the above mentioned conflicts -- though nothing on uniforms and flags. Please see
link

Queen Catherine20 Dec 2016 9:38 a.m. PST

Fusilier Dan – yep, that's pretty much what I am thinking about, another use for my ECW / 30YW figs. The Romanoff 30YW especially give a slightly archaic look, and I'm consdiering getting some of the Perry Border Reiver range, with just a little mods and head swaps I can make them work into the 16-1650 zone no prob I think.

Now I just have to gather more terrain, the craft stores after Christmas are my best bet for oversize terrain suitable for 40mm, either Christmas Villages, or wood birdhouses or wood craft buildings, wagons, etc.

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