An annotated bibliography for Engle Matrix Games.
Timeline of the New Zealand Wars
A rough timeline for the New Zealand Wars.
Kororareka – A DBA Scenario
Here is my Kororeka scenario for my DBA New Zealand Wars variant. I have assumed one element represents 20 men (rounded up to the next whole element), except the unarmed settlers where each represents 50 men, women and children. Some Naval Brigade and and Civic Guard are manning the gun batteries. Although there were four guns available I’ve lumped the three old cannon together as one battery.
Steven’s Crossfire Units
Engle Matrix Game as a Wargaming Campaign
The essence of Engle Matrix Games is that they allow you to do whatever you want to, so long as you can make a logical argument. You play a leading general of the period. Each turn you get to make one argument/order about what you want to happen that turn. You can make arguments for your side, to cause problems for the other side, or to change the rules! (No more than one level of rule change.)
Battle Resolution for Engle Matrix Games
In the absence of other ways of resolving battles within an Campaign using the approach of Engle Matrix Games try these simple rules. They were devised by Arthur Harman but revised by me (Steven Thomas).
Timeline of the Second Carlist War
An outline the major events of the Second Carlist War (Matiners’ War). Primarily I have used Holt (1967).
Austerlitz – An Engle Matrix Game
The Austerlitz Matrix Game was devised by Chris Engle but the version here is revised by me (Steven Thomas)
Big Crossfire – Campaigns and Multiplayer Games for Crossfire
Second Carlist War / Matiners’ War 1846 – 1849
“Matiner” means early riser. The Matiners’ War was started by a group of Carlists who rose in rebellion before the majority were ready. Note: Spanish sources refer the the Matiner’s War as the Second Carlist War and to the 1872-76 affair as the Third Carlist War. Other, English, sources refer to the 1872-76 war as … Read more
Fall of Kororareka 11 Mar 1845
Kororareka was a major trading and ship provisioning centre. Located in the Bay Islands it had been the original capital of New Zealand. Although it had suffered a decline in trade it was still the fifth largest town in the colony. On 11 March 1845 Maori under Hone Heke and Kawiti defeated a defending British force and sacked the town.
Wars of Spain and Portugal
My specialty is ‘Luso-Spanish’ Military History, that is, the wars of Spain and Portugal or, put another way, Iberian Wars. This specialty has pros and cons. The pros are that it covers a lot of history and I have an excuse to buy armies from some fascinating conflicts. The cons are exactly the same as the pros.
Timeline of the Roman Conquest of Hispania
The main periods of significance in the Roman conquest of Iberia are:
Personalities of the New Zealand Wars
A couple of brief biographies of key figures from the New Zealand Wars.
Battle of Te Ahuahu 12 Jun 1845
In a sharp battle the pro-government Maori under Tamati Waka Nene defeat the anti-government Maori under Hone Heke at Pukenui outside Te Ahuahu Pa (Buick, 1926). This was very much a civil war as the majority of men on both sides were Nga Puhi.