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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
Mexican-American War 1846-1848
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
Italian wars in Africa 1880-1912
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!
- Nineteenth Century British and Indian Armies and their Soldiers
19th Century photographs, campaign medals, and biographical studies of the soldiers.
- Sir Garnet's 19th Century Military History & Wargaming Site
Details of armies and wars.
- The Sword and the Flame
TSATF is a set of fun and simple colonial era wargames rules. It was first published in 1979, and there are now lots of variants for specific wars (Indian Mutiny, French in Mexico, WWI desert, Moro rebellion, Canadian North-West Rebellion, Sikh wars, and also conquistadors and early renaissance).
- Trevor's Colonial Wargames Page
An interesting collection of rules, information, pictures and links. Includes amongst other things pre-1700s colonials, and some photos of NZ Wars battlesites.
- 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."
- Auckland Historical Sites
Including Fort Takapuna, Hauraki Gulf defences, North Head fortifications and disappearing gun, and Stony Batter on Waiheke Island.
- Battle of Gate Pa
29 April 1864
- The Battle of Rangiriri
20 November 1863
- 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 History Orb.
- New Zealand's 19th-century wars
The Musket Wars and the wars of the 1840s to the 1870s.
- Ruapekapeka Pa: Northland
Ruapekapeka Pa Historic Reserve encompasses the pa, and advanced and main British positions from which the battle was fought. The ditch and bank defences of the pa are still visible along with one of Kawiti’s cannon and the well which supplied water to the defenders. The earthen defences of the advanced British position are also still visible.
Mexican-American War 1846-1848 ^
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.
- La Battaglia di Novara
1849 battle between Piedmontese and Austrians.
- Battle of Magenta
Battle between the Austrian army and the French-Piedmontese army on 4 June 1859. After the battle, a real bloodshed, the noun "magenta" was adopted to describe a bright purplish red, blood red.
- 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 ^
- American Civil War
Timeline, battle maps and pictures.
- The American Civil War Home Page
Links to photographic collections, regimental histories, re-enactors, and other stuff.
- Civil War Battle Summaries by State
A long detailed list of actions in the Civil War.
- 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.
- Regimental Histories Confederate Army | Union Army
History, muster rolls, photos, and lots more information.
- Selected Civil War Photographs
1100 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.
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.
- Battlefields History: Anglo-Zulu War
Outline of the battles, sieges and other actions of the war of 1879.
- History of the Anglo-Zulu War
By Ian Knight, author of many books on the Zulu Wars.
- 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 ^
Italian wars in Africa 1880-1912 ^
Spanish-American War 1898 and Philippine-American War 1899-1902 ^
- The Spanish-American War Centennial Web Site
Cuban Revolution of 1895–98, Spanish-American War of 1898, Philippine-American War of 1898-1902.
- Small Wars of the United States
A place for the historical miniatures gamer to learn a little about the small wars of the United States during the period 1870-1940, ranging over the globe, but mainly focusing on the "Banana Wars" fought in the Caribbean in the early 1900s as well as the gunboats on the "Yangtze" River in China.
Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 ^
Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 ^
This page last updated 9 September 2012