Amazonian (1350-1662) for New World DBA, my New World variant of DBA. Based on DBM IV/72; DBR I/36.
The glory years, 1492–1648, when Spain and Portugal ruled the world.
The King of Spain hat now got a command so wide, that out of his Dominions the Sunne can neither rise nor set. (Feltam, 1652, p. 85)
The same could be said of the Portuguese dominions. My Conquistadores section is about the growth of the Spanish Empire. My other section is about the Portuguese Explorers in what they referred to as the Marvellous Century (O Século Maravilhoso). Also check out my New World DBA.
West African Forest People – New World DBA Army List
West African Forest Peoples (1494-1700) army list for New World DBA, my New World variant of DBA. Based on DBR III/7. Covers the Kingdoms of Ashanti, Yoruba, Benin, Ngola, Kongo (Christian from 1490), Dahomey from1600, and the Jaga (Cannibal). The west Africans favoured ambushes from their native woods, leading Europeans to a unfavourable assessment of their warlike spirit. The most common equipment were javelins, short sword, and a large light shield. After 1658 cheap flintlocks called “Dane guns” were used for skirmishing. Kongo armies, being Christian, carried flags emblazoned with crosses. Dahomey fielded amazons. The Jaga attacked Kongo in 1568-73 and were then defeated by the Portuguese. Kongo fell to the Portuguese in 1665.
Monomotapa – New World DBA Army List
Monomotapa (1494-1700) army list for New World DBA, my New World variant of DBA. Based on DBR III/8. One of several east African pagan peoples, the Momomotapa Kingdom was in the area of modern Zimbabwe. Of the Shona they were warlike, great traders, and built large stone city complexes. The warriors had spears or bows with iron arrowheads. Nobles wore skins with long tails and gold decorated wooden scabbards. The Momomotapa had a variety of vassal states. Some of the vassal states fell to Portuguese adventurers.
Brazilian Tribes in Colonial Times
The Tupi called all non-Tupi Tapuia, meaning “people of a strange tongue”, “enemies” or “westerners” (Heath, 2001). As a cultural differentiator it isn’t very useful as it includes at least 76 distinct tribes and six language groups.
Timeline for Colonial Brazil
The Timeline has been divided into general periods:
Nombre de Dios – A New World DBA Scenario
An New World scenario for New World DBA based on the Battle of Nombre de Dios.
Rules of New World DBA
These are the rules for New World DBA. It is a variation on DBA so you’ll need those rules for it to make sense.
Mexican Army Lists for New World DBA
These are Army Lists for my revised New World DBA.
Sources for Colonial Brazil
An annotated bibliography for Colonial Brazil.
Panama burns – Henry Morgan in 1671 – A DBR Scenario
Nombre de Dios – A DBR Scenario
An New World scenario for DBR based on the Battle of Nombre de Dios. See also my more complete New World DBA Scenario for the same battle.