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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2022 2:30 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

Please, I am looking for a rule for the colonial wars in general but dating from before 1976, do you know where to find it?



ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2022 3:14 a.m. PST

The Sword and the Flame is the go to game for many Colonial gamers. Cover Zulu wars to Sudan.

4DJones27 Jun 2022 4:43 a.m. PST

The Sword and the Flame was first published in 1979.

But why the 1976 watershed?

advocate Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2022 8:03 a.m. PST

Not sure about big battles, but I used The Colonial Skirmish Wargames Rules (1972). Still got my copy!


Grand Dragon27 Jun 2022 3:22 p.m. PST

You might be thinking of 'Rules for Wargames The Colonial Wars' by TJ Halsall. The first edition has an orange cover iirc and the second edition has a British soldier and a Zulu on the front.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2022 7:52 p.m. PST

Don Featherstone published a number of mimeographed rule sets in the late 1960s available through Wargamers Newsletter. The Colonial version had on the cover a scene showing Stanley Baker from Zulu. I found an on line version

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2022 10:57 p.m. PST

Thank you all, I'm looking for a rules published before 1976, not after 1975 and for "25mm" miniatures. Please check the years of edition, thank you.

@4DJones :
But why the 1976 watershed? Because after 1975, it's too recent.

4DJones28 Jun 2022 12:06 a.m. PST

You mean the last 50 years (or nigh on) of wargames rules is TOO recent? How long has this wargaming rule making been going on?

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2022 10:19 p.m. PST

The rule systems from before the appearance of the WRG in 1970 are more interesting, now it's the same for miniatures, the older it is, the better for me.

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