Friday 21 May 2010

Its quiet out there ... too quiet ... or is it?

The following images of what I think are the 'Frontier' rules in use on the tabletop are from Joseph Morschauser's HOW TO PLAY WAR GAMES IN MINIATURE and Donald Featherstone's ADVANCED WAR GAMES.

Its very quiet out there ... too quiet ...

Despite several people asking if I have given up on Colonial wargaming, the truth is that for the last few months my attention has been elsewhere. I have continue to develop my version of Joseph Morschauser's wargame rules, and have helped set up a blog that deals with the interwar era (from 1919 to 1939, give or take a few years).

The result is that I have had little time to do any actual Colonial wargaming but ...

One byproduct of my work on Morschauser's rules is that I now have a copy of his 'Frontier' rules. These are the ones that I think he used in the games that are featured in the famous photographs in Donald Featherstone's ADVANCED WAR GAMES. I intend to demonstrate these rules at the next COW (Conference of Wargamers) in July, and this will entail doing some work on the layout of the rules as their current format is a little dated.

A second byproduct is that I have begun to realise that there were a considerable number of Colonial conflicts during the interwar era, and that this is a fertile area for my Colonial wargaming in the future.

So things have bee quite out there for a few weeks ... but not too quiet!