Colonial-era Wargames PageENJOYABLE VICTORIAN-ERA WARFARE WITH HOBBY
Major Gen. Tremorden Rederring,
KCB is the fictional commander of British army units in the equally fictional
subcontinent of Ouargistan, sometime in the latter 19th and/or early 20th
Century. Ouargistan is the setting for the tabletop battles of a group of friends in north Texas, USA..
Maj. Gen. Tremorden Rederring's Colonial-era Wargames
Page is a tribute to the Ouargistan group
and some great times.The picture
shows an actual game in progress, as the British and their native auxiliaries
launch an amphibious assault on a river port in German Ouargistan. Click on the picture for
a larger version and text details.
What's New on the Major General's
Site? Clickto find out.
What is Hobby Wargaming? Miniature
wargaming uses miniature figures and models to create a semblance of historical
or fictional combat in the form of a competitive game. Each figure represents
one man or a unit of men. Players act as commanders, using rulers to govern
the movement of the miniatures on the battlefield and dice to help determine
the results of combat and firing. For more information on the hobby of miniature
wargaming, and LINKS to other gaming
pages, click on the soldier. Headquarters - What
You Will Find on this Site
This site contains information on Colonial-era miniatures and wargaming,
Ideas and modeling articles
And even some poetry
(Nineteenth Century, of course).
It is still under
so please bear with us --
"Dig we must."
Socio-Historical Disclaimer: Nothing
on this site is intended to promote any political,
racial, or social agenda, so if you are working yourself up into an
ideological snit about colonialism, please calm down, spare your blood pressure,
and just enjoy the site. It's nothing but a few guys having some mildly
goofy fun with toy soldiers.Philosophy
For the Ouargistan group, gaming is primarily a social activity, a chance
to have a bit of frivolous fun in congenial company. There is no attempt
to be rigidly historical. In the photos, you will see items from different
periods of colonial history all used together -- red-coated British and
khaki British, kilted highlanders and motorcars, Gatling guns and early
aeroplanes. Our goal is a short vacation in a romantic fictional universe,
half a world away and a century ago. Imagination and a sense of fun are
what take us there; and if that means things get a bit silly at times, so
much the better, as long as everyone has a good time and the sense of the
general period is maintained.