Taking one of the most famous campaigns in British military history, Daniel Mersey gives a wargamer’s perspective of the dramatic events of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. The author discusses factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and to capture the flavour of the period. Relevant ranges of figures, along with painting advice, are also included. Analysis of the forces involved, organization, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and period specific scenarios are included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much of interest.
WARGAMER’S GUIDE TO THE ANGLO-ZULU WARS
This is a wargamers guide covering the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. It details the battles, including minor engagements. The second chapter is a succinct guide to information wargamers should find especially helpful ; ORBATs, estimates of effective rifle range, and Chelmsford’s overview of the Zulu army.