Category: New World


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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Peruvian Army Lists for New World DBA

Peruvian army lists for my revised New World DBA. Spanish Conquistador in Peru, Inca, Chanca, and Chimu.

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HOTT Troop Types for New World DBA

These are HOTT ideas for my revised New World DBA. It is an easy step from a DBA variation to include fantasy elements from Hordes of the Things (HOTT).

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Timeline of Conquest of New Mexico

Timeline for New Mexico as the Conquistadores moved in.

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