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27 Jul 2019 1:44 p.m. PST
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coolyork27 Jul 2019 1:07 p.m. PST

If its more then one list them . I for one work on two or three at a time , I also try to pick conflicts that can do crossover to get maximum use of figures . The three Im working on are :

1. 2nd Boer War 1899
2. Moro Campaign 1902
3. Ethiopia vs Mahdi 1889

Fanch du Leon27 Jul 2019 1:42 p.m. PST


Wargamorium27 Jul 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

Interested in Second Boer War in 15mm if you can recommend a good set of rules. I have the rules from Two Fat Lardies.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 1:59 p.m. PST

I have a couple hundred 1/72 of HaT unmarried Zulus from their crowdfunder and maybe a hundred married Zulus to get started on. Since maybe only one unit of my Brits is in red, I guess I need more of them too.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 2:40 p.m. PST

I have a lot of Mahdists to do…

Glengarry527 Jul 2019 3:15 p.m. PST

Riel Rebellion… if I can find decent figures for the Plains Indians.

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 3:30 p.m. PST

Siege of Mafeking in 54mm. I just need to put together the armoured train kit from Imperial Miniatures.


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 3:42 p.m. PST

boxer rebellion

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 3:45 p.m. PST

Not really next since I have had some minis for it for 20 years but I am getting back to the Boxer Rebellion

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

Just painted up some mounted Bastos. They have been in the works for the last two years.

No new armies/theaters, just support for existing armies.

Ragbones27 Jul 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

Tonkin Campaign

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 4:42 p.m. PST

Anglo-Maori Flagstaff War – 1840s
Anglo-Maori Wars – 1860s
Jazz Age NWF wars

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 5:01 p.m. PST

SYW Sugar Islands campaign…German vs Samoa Sokeh rebellion.

Chuckaroobob27 Jul 2019 8:59 p.m. PST

French indochina post ww2, in 15mm.

SylvainArizona27 Jul 2019 9:06 p.m. PST

Indian mutiny
Then Northwest frontier

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2019 10:26 p.m. PST

The Mahdist campaigns in the Southern Sudan

SteelViscount28 Jul 2019 5:54 a.m. PST

I suppose the Taiping vaguely count insofar as there was some Western involvement, but seeing as most of the war was fought between Chinese armies your mileage may vary in terms of considering it 'colonial'.

Basha Felika28 Jul 2019 6:25 a.m. PST

Glengarry5, I've got the same challenge (28mm). It's possible to proxy the other combatants using Boers, Old West, Mountain Men etc but suitably clad Cree Indians are more of a challenge – closest I can find so far are the Foundry Blackfeet with a few added rifles.

What rules are you planning to use for the Riel Rebellion? I'm 0lanning on ‘Sharp Practice' but will also be using MWWBK for faster pick-up games.

Basha Felika28 Jul 2019 6:29 a.m. PST

As for next projects.

1. FFL in North Africa
2. Boxer Rebellion
3. More Indian Mutiny (ongoing)

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2019 7:14 p.m. PST

Coolyork, I too work on several projects at once. I'm currently continuing with my 2nd Afghan War / NWF project and working on a few new projects as well.

3rd Anglo Afghan War 1919 (jazz age NWF)
Sand Pebbles – US in China 1920-1930
Tonkin – French vs Black Flags

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 4:31 a.m. PST

Just trying to get my AZW project finally onto the tabletop (next weekend!).

coolyork29 Jul 2019 6:43 a.m. PST

Fine collection of games so far gentlemen any of which I would love to participate in . It seems as of today NWF , Tonkin and Boxer are the front runners. Sgt. Guinness save me a spot at all of your future games my friend !

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 6:37 p.m. PST

Morocco 1904. Wind and the lion.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2019 7:34 p.m. PST

I'm currently collecting and painting figures for early Sudan War games. I have visions of putting together small Indian Mutiny forces after--or maybe partway through--that.


rjones6930 Jul 2019 3:58 a.m. PST

Nama Wars (German South-west Africa, 1904-08)

wargamingUSA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2019 11:03 a.m. PST

Won't know for certain until we sell off the clubs 25mm Boer War collection to finance whatever is next. That said, we have been thinking something rooted in The Wind and The Lion.

Flashman188930 Jul 2019 3:39 p.m. PST

Zulu wars…120 painted Zulus and counting.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2019 10:55 p.m. PST

"Interested in Second Boer War in 15mm if you can recommend a good set of rules. I have the rules from Two Fat Lardies."

Well, if I may humbly nominate my own: we've had some great Second Boer War games with BBB, not to mention Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny, Omdurman, Adowa and other colonial conflicts. Plenty of AARs on the BBBBlog:


Bloody Big BATTLES!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine31 Jul 2019 10:22 a.m. PST

I'm painting Ngoni for Nyasaland right now. Looking to build some more factions like Mlozi's slavers and British lake company forces under Lugard as well.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2019 7:44 a.m. PST

Coolyork, will do my friend. But you must save a spot for me in your's as well!

WargamingUSA, you can't go wrong with anything set around TW&TL.
What scale is the Boer War stuff your selling, and what is for sale?

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2019 2:50 a.m. PST

Indian mutiny ( ongoing)
Napoleon in Egypt. I count this as colonial.

Corporal Fagen06 Aug 2019 9:16 a.m. PST

Buffalo soldiers vs Philippine insurrectos
Buffalo soldiers vs Apaches

Lion in the Stars06 Aug 2019 10:57 a.m. PST

Same one I've been working on for the last … embarrassing number of years: Pathan Revolt of 1897/98

coolyork08 Aug 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

WOW ! Its great to see such a variety in conflicts . Besides the standard stuff I see there is a real interest in what use to be the obscure Wars/Campaigns . I would love to participate in every game mentioned so far and hope to see some painted figures , AAR's etc. as you guys work on and game your projects !

P.S. I'm putting together a new order of figs for 1880s Russia in Central Asia . What can I say its a sickness and I love getting a package of new figs in the mail . Cheers

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

Like Lion in the Stars above, I will just slog even deeper into the Second Afghan War, with no end in sight. My current aim is to get a bunch of Afghan regular artillery limber teams converted, painted and based in time for the 140th Anniversary of Maiwand Day, on July 27th 2020. I also want to get another 61 new & improved Ghazi fanatics painted and based in time for that game. Also just started testing out different materials for upgrading the quality of my Afghan/NWF scrub-brush rough terrain. That being said, for a few years now I've been collecting great potential conversion British figures for the Winter 1841/42 retreat from Kabul during the First Afghan War, which if I ever get around to actually converting and getting painted, I will base with Winter snow terrain, and would actually qualify as a "Next Colonial Conflict"!

wargamingUSA Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2019 12:54 p.m. PST

@SgtGuinness, the group's Boer Collection is true 25mm and comes with dismounted figs to match the mounted figs and, I would argue, some of the nicest support stands you'll ever see (wagons, carts, heliographs, etc..). I have pics and a complete list of whats in the collection so please reach out to me at if interested. (Looking forward to seeing pics of your Sand Pebbles game!)

The other gaming group I plush metal with has just finished the fourth game in a Mafrica Campaign set in Jack Scruby's fictional continent of Africa (see here link and are now also focusing on something that resembles TW&TL (or 2nd Seminole War which I have already gone down the rabbit hole of collecting figures for).

Have to say @Corporal Fagen has my attention with his Buffalo Soldiers vs Apaches. And by the way, I've played in some of @rjones69 Herero War games noted above and they are pretty unique.

Really neat to see everything folks are doing, especially with with TSATF and that it still get so much play!

A pic of some OG SpanAm War Americans painted up to represent the American Volunteer Force (AVF) fighting in our fictional Mafrica Campaign.

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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2019 7:10 p.m. PST

1.French West/Central Africa
2.Moro Wars
3.Dahomey Wars

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