NORTH SHORE WARGAMES CLUB
Nineteenth Century and colonial Links
Home | Other Links | News | Back to 19th Century page | Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Nineteenth Century and colonial history and wargaming links, for the period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War.
The Alexandra Redoubt at Tuakau
New Zealand Wars 1843-1872
Italian Wars 1848-1866
Crimean War 1854-1856
American Civil War 1861-1865
2nd Schleswig-Holstein War 1864
Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871
Zulu War 1879
Anglo-Boer War 1880-1881
French Colonial Wars
Spanish-American War 1898
Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905
- Colonial Wargaming
A colonial wargaming website from Robert Cordery.
- Damn Battleships Again
Phil Barker's naval rules for pre-dreadnoughts.
- The Flashman Society
Sir Harry Flashman is one of the great creations of modern literature. First encountered as the school bully in Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857) by Thomas Hughes, he was thankfully rediscovered by George MacDonald Fraser (b.1925) who purportedly edited the Flashman papers starting with Flashman in 1969. The series has now run to twelve volumes. Taking us from the classrooms of Rugby School, through the Afghan Wars, the Crimea, the United States, China and the Indian Mutiny.
- Major General Tremorden Rederring’s Colonial-era Wargames Page
Fun gaming ideas in a fictional world, not averse to Land Ironclads and other "Spurious Victorian Armored Fighting Vehicles". Another War of the Worlds enthusiast with Martians!
- Victorian Military Society
An international society whose principal aim is to encourage and foster the study of military aspects of the Victorian era. The dates of study are 1837 to 1914, to include the period between the end of Queen Victoria's reign and the beginning of World War I. VMS publishes the journal Soldiers of the Queen.
New Zealand Wars 1843-1872 ^
- The 65th Regiment of Foot
A New Zealand historical re-enactment group. "We represent members of the Light Company of a regular British Army unit stationed in New Zealand from 1846 to 1865. We are uniformed in both the parade 1856 pattern red tunic as well as the navy blue campaign uniforms worn in New Zealand during the 1860s."
- Battle of Gate Pa
29 April 1864
- The Battle of Rangiriri
20 November 1863
- DOC heritage sites
Historical sites managed by the Dept of Conservation.
- New Zealand Defence Forces 1860-1883
The locally raised Armed Constabulary that replaced the Imperial forces.
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre has several books written in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including amongst others: Reverend Robert Burrows, Extracts from a Diary during Heke's War in the North in 1845; Octavius Hadfield, One of England's Little Wars; and James Cowan A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period.
- New Zealand in History
The Musket Wars of 1818-1833 and the New Zealand Wars of 1843-1872.
- The New Zealand Wars
Danny Keenan's site on the causes, campaigns, and consequences of the wars of 1843 to 1872.
- The New Zealand Wars
Articles from the On This Day website.
- The New Zealand Wars - Wyndham Productions
Skirmish rules and campaign rules for the Waikato War, and a second volume on the War in the East 1866, Hauhau campaign. Available from the Wargames Vault.
- New Zealand's 19th-century wars
The Musket Wars and the wars of the 1840s to the 1870s.
Italian Wars 1848-1866 ^
- Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1848-1918
The organisational history of the land forces of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from just prior to the outbreak of the Great War until the collapse of the monarchy in 1918.
- Sardinian Army
Organisation and uniforms of the Sardinian Army in the Italian first independance war. An article from the Legio Heroica website (they do a 20mm range of figures for the 1848 war).
Crimean War 1854-1856 ^
American Civil War 1861-1865 ^
- Civil War Maps
Among the reconnaissance, sketch, and theater-of-war maps are the detailed battle maps made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss for Generals Lee and Jackson, General Sherman’s Southern military campaigns, and maps taken from diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts.
- Fire and Fury
Rules for ACW games.
- Pony Wars
Not strictly ACW, Pony Wars covers skirmish warfare on the plains of America.
- Selected Civil War Photographs
Scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.
- Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War
Civil War battles, biographies, medicine, essays, statistics, letters, armies, naval, strategy and tactics.
- The War of the Rebellion
A 128-volume collection of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
2nd Schleswig-Holstein War 1864 ^
Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 ^
- Fire and Furia Fancese
Franco-Prussian adaptation of the Fire and Fury rules.
- Grand Tactical Rules
"1870" Grand Tactical Rules for the Franco-Prussian War. As well as the rules and scenarios, the book includes a large amount of historical information about the armies and battles.
- Hyphenated Wars
Franco-Austrian War of 1859, Austro-Prussian War of 1866, and Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71
Zulu War 1879 ^
- The Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society
A society formed by a small group of experts and historians to educate, entertain, enlighten and encourage students past, present and future, and to further their interest in that most fascinating of Victorian
campaigns, the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
- Rorke's Drift
The action at Rorke's Drift, Wednesday 22-Thursday 23 January 1879, when some 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus.
Anglo-Boer War 1880-1881 ^
French Colonial Wars ^
Spanish-American War 1898 and Philippine-American War 1899-1902 ^
Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 ^
Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 ^
- Meeting of Frontiers
A collection of books about the Russians in the Far East and North America. Includes some accounts from war correspondents and observers of the Russo-Japanese War.
This page last updated 28 August 2021