As a follow up to my earlier Maori Wars and Peter Laing related blog posts, here are the Andy Callan rules in full – or so I thought!
John The Wargames Hermit blogger in the USA was interested in these Maori bush wars rules and as back copies of this issue of Military Modelling magazine are probably quite scarce (I have hacked most of my magazines to pieces), I have added the missing section.
However, flicking through my box file, I found that the above rules as printed in September 1983 Military Modelling had some errors – they were corrected by Andy Callan in a half page erratum page in Military Modelling December 1983.
I also noticed in the book list that the Ian Knight who wrote the excellent Osprey book on the New Zealand Wars had also written a couple of interesting articles called “Fire in the Bush” in Military Modelling in April and November 1980, worth tracking down.
I also found some interesting articles on the New Zealand Wars in that most reliable of sources, Wikipedia.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Wars featuring the unusual war memorial
These entries also features some interesting pictures, including:
An atmospheric view of the terrain is shown in “The Death of Von Tempsky at Te Ngutu o Te Manu”, a portrayal of an incident in the New Zealand wars on 7 September 1868. Apparently published in the New Zealand Mail, last produced in 1907, this Lithograph from 1893 by William Potts (1859-1947) was made from a painting by Kennett Watkins (1847-1933). Wikipedia image in public domain.
Utu is a New Zealand Maori Wars film from 1983/1984 (with director’s Utu – Redux cut issued about 2013) that I have never yet seen, here described: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086497/
For my previous posts featuring the Maori Wars:
https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/peter-laing-figures-in-carpet-forests/ featuring the rest of Andy Callan’s article
Happy (Maori War) Gaming.
Blog Postscript (B.P.S.)
I had an interesting email from Andy Callan last week about his Maori Wars rules, surprised to see his Maori rules and hair roller armies still in use.
Andy Callan: “Wow! That’s a real blast from the past. When I wrote these rules I saw them as a sort of Victorian assymetrical Vietnam equivalent – high tech westerners vs wily bunkered-down natives…
I’m still actively wargaming and writing new stuff. Have a look on Amazon for Peter Dennis’ Battle for Britain and you will see what I am currently up to … Good to hear from you. What a great hobby this is – it is still keeping me busy nearly fifty years after I started out!”
Posted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, August 2016.
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Hi MIN – if you are missing any, I have (with about two exceptions) every MM from issue 1 up to January 2007 (at which point, I ran out of space….)
Brilliant, Ian – yes good to know. I had to hack my Mil Mods to best pages / pieces as I ran out of space / needed to lighten my loads when I left home. Interested to see the Ian Knight articles. I’m so pleased to have found the Maori Wars rules and erratum amongst my box files and have posted these for John Patriquin to try. Thanks Ian from MIN, Man of TIN.
Yes – I have the MMs for October and November 80- with the Ian Knight article – would you like a copy?
Just mailed you those articles – hope they are what you are looking cfor
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Ian Thanks for sending the Mil Mod articles scans. I look forward to reading these. Mark (Man of TIN)
Thank you for this post. Another project that I have to start researching. I have copies of the different figures, including the Zulus mentioned in the MM article. I also bought a book “To Face the Daring Maoris” by Michael Barthorp. Your photos of your Peter Laing figures are truly motivating!
Really glad you found it useful – so pleased to have found the rule erratum / amendments too. I’m going to try to find the Barthorp book by our local library loans.
I look forward to reading more of the many years back catalogue of your amazing blog and also look forward to reading and seeing photos of your Maori games!
Mr MIN, Man of TIN