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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

"Death in the Dark Continent is a 176 page, full colour, hard back book that takes the reader deep into late 19th Century Africa.

At it's heart is a wargame, a game that allows the player to field armies of miniature figurines representing African Tribes, European Invaders and Native Kingdoms.

With an emphasis on the people of Africa as well as the Colonial Invaders, Death in the Dark Continent is a unique publication offering 80 different army lists covering all the vastly different forces in Sub-Saharan Africa 1870 to 1899…."
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Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

I bought a copy, and it is just gorgeously displayed. Reading through the army lists, which are incredibly detailed, and have text background, is like a course in 19th century African Wars.

Recommended !

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 11:07 a.m. PST



John Leahy13 Jun 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

Yeah, I was in the Nick Starter. The book was cheap as chips. Gorgeous and nicely presented army lists. Been getting my basing set up and picked up 150 more figs for it. Cannot wait to run a game!


Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 10:25 p.m. PST

Have the origional in paperback. Had some good games with this set of rules.

mrinku Inactive Member14 Jun 2017 1:41 a.m. PST

Even if you never play a game it's a very good sub-Saharan reference.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

@John Leahy: "Been getting my basing set up and picked up 150 more figs for it."

John, what sort of figures are you going to be using? Got any pics of the based ones yet?



John Leahy15 Jun 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

I bought 60x30mm bases and magnetic stick ons for the bases. I then ordered 20mm and 25mm steel bases for each fig. Skirmish use just the steel bases. DITDC use the mass bases. I'm likely going to mount them on the 25mm bases (1 inch). Foundry figs aren't cheap and units are normally at least 4 bases from what I have seen.

I have a mix of Askari, Masai and generic Natives currently done. I bought more Belgians, Masai and Natives. I also have Zanzibari, British, French, Pygmies (they are all painted too), more Natives and some Hunters, characters, etc. Been interested in this period for years. Old Glory makes some nice masked Natives and I have a lot of them along with Ngoni.

I'll take pics as they progress.


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