Help support TMP

"New Zulu War 54mm Game" Topic

5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Traditional Toy Soldiers Message Board

Areas of Interest

Toy Gaming

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

1:48 AMX 10-RC Tank Destroyer

Looking for an armored car with some punch?

Featured Workbench Article

Basing With FlexSteel

What's this FlexSteel we're always talking about?

Featured Profile Article

Report from Spring Gathering V

Paul Glasser reports from Spring Gathering V.

Current Poll

978 hits since 7 Nov 2018
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Black Hat Miniatures07 Nov 2018 9:41 a.m. PST


Anthony and I played another Zulu War game with his Little Legion Collection. This time it was the battle of Hlobane – details on the blog.



Gone Fishing07 Nov 2018 4:20 p.m. PST

I love reading these reports and looking at all the pictures. Really a smashing looking game in every way. I was especially intrigued how you translated the unusual aspects of the historical battle to an abstract system like The Portable Wargame. Bravo on all counts!


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

54mm goodness! Love the battle report.

Black Hat Miniatures08 Nov 2018 2:50 a.m. PST


Daryl, it is interesting trying to translate battles from systems that offer very limited or constrained command and control to something like Portable Wargame which has a very abstract open system where every unit can move.

I have considered bolting on a PIP dice style mechanism for some scenarios to limit the players' options a little more.


Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 8:05 p.m. PST


Have you considered using the Commands & Colors ACW Battle Cry system? There are some fan generated colonial scenarios, including Isandlwana: link

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.