During the spring and summer I will go to Aftica...not I, but my wargaming efforts, at leas part of my wargaming time will be spent on playtest of new set of wargaming rules by Dan Mersey´s (Dux Bellorum and Lion Rampant) in the Osprey Wargames serie "The Men Who Would Be Kings" It's due to publish late in 2016.
It is a set of colonial 'big skirmish' rules that revolvs around the colonial era 1850-1900, and the basics are the Lion Rampant engine but with some major changes to work better for a gunpowder era, probably some more changes when I get the playtesting up and going;)
Mock-up cover designed by me:)
I´m sure the real stuff will be much better but this will do for now...
Anyway at the moment I looking for the Swedish connection to the Colonioal warfare as I want all my wargaming project to have at least some Swedish connection as you surely know by now.
For Colonial wargaming the only real Swedish connection I at the moment have found was that around 10 or so Swedish officer that enlisted for the Congo Free State in 1883, they apparently did well and one of them was commander at Stanly Falls.
Some google translate texts below, sorry for the strange english...
Suppouse this will be some good wargaming background that have to be done... BUT I also have one more Swedish african connection... more about that in a later post...