Category: New World


Religion in the Place of Reeds

The Place of Reeds is based on this historical city called Teotihuacan. The religion of Teotihuacan preceded that of the Aztecs but bore a strong similarity to their religion and others of central Mexico.

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People of the Place of Reeds

The Place of Reeds is based on this historical city called Teotihuacan. Who the main inhabitants of Teotihuacan were is unknown, but the contenders are Nahua speakers (like the Aztecs), Totonacs or Otomis (Miller & Taube, 1993). Vogel (1995) adds Nahua-Chichimecs and Olmec-Chochopopolocas to the list of possibilities. Vogel says the most accepted theory is that the inhabitants were proto-Nahua.

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Flora and Fauna of the Place of Reeds

The Place of Reeds, being based on this historical city of Teotihuacan, has typical flora and fauna for central Mexico.

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Calendars of the Place of Reeds

The Place of Reeds uses the three calendar systems of Mesoamerica: 260 day ritual calendar, 365 day vague calendar and the 52 year bundle.

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Steven’s Aztec Army

I picked up a small Aztec army on ebay. I didn’t know the figure manufacturer but Peter Feinler kindly pointed out they are Naismith Design available from Navwar. They are compatible with Essex and Gladiator although a tad more slight that either, and a lot smaller than Falcon. I’ve also mixed in three Essex figures that I had – two painted by John Mclennan and one by me.

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Nombre de Dios – A New World DBA Battle Report

Chris and I played my Nombre de Dios scenario the other day. In fact we played it twice.

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Introduction to New World DBA

For many years I’ve been keen to wargame within the New World. Aztecs and Conquistadores took my fancy, as did Tupi and Portuguese Bandeira when I discovered them later on. But there are a few problems with this:

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Inca versus Spanish – A New World DBA Battle Report by Chris Brantley

Chris Brantley of Fanaticus fame tried out the New World DBA rules and sent me a battle report.

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Timeline of Portuguese Medieval Africa

My timeline for Portuguese Medieval Africa. The timeline, at least initially, is largely pieced together from Wikipedia excerpts.

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Painting Guide for Portuguese Medieval Africa

Some notes about costumes in Portuguese Medieval Africa.

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Portuguese in Medieval Africa

Sometime 1482-83 the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão became the first European to reach the kingdom of Kongo (Wikipedia: Kingdom of Kongo). The Portuguese had an active presence in the region until 1975. Following Oliver and Atmore (2001) I call the early part of this period, 1250-1800, “Medieval Africa”

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Kingdoms the Portuguese Encountered in Southwest Africa

Sometime 1482-83 the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão became the first European to reach the kingdom of Kongo (Wikipedia: Kingdom of Kongo). The Portuguese had an active presence in the region until 1975.

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15mm Wargame Figures for Colonial Brazil – Tupi and enemies

There is only one specialist Portuguese range of 15mm figures but there are a few Indian ranges.

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Painting Guide for Colonial Brazil – Tupi and their enemies

I’m trying to build up a painting guide for the Colonial Braziil. So far most of the details are for the Tupi.

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Spanish Main Army Lists for New World DBA

Spanish Main army lists for my revised New World DBA. Which means Colonial Spanish and Buccaneers.

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