Wargaming - The Haitian Revolution in 28mm
The Haitian Revolution was a pivotal moment in history that saw the enslaved population of Haiti rise up against their French colonial oppressors and fight for their freedom. Wargaming this conflict in 28mm scale can be an engaging and challenging experience, and in this post, we will explore some of the best rules and scenario books for doing so, specifically from Warlord Games.
When it comes to rules sets, Black Powder from Warlord Games is a popular choice for wargaming the Haitian Revolution. These rules are designed for historical wargaming in the 18th and 19th centuries and cover a wide range of conflicts. They can be adapted for use in the Haitian Revolution, providing a solid framework for recreating the battles of the period.
Black Powder offers a highly immersive experience, with a focus on the tactics and strategies employed by the armies of the time. The game mechanics are relatively straightforward to learn, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced gamers alike.
Another option from Warlord Games is the Pike & Shotte rules, which are also designed for historical wargaming in the 16th and 17th centuries. However, these rules can be adapted for use in the Haitian Revolution with a little bit of tweaking. Pike & Shotte is a great choice for those looking for a more tactical game with a focus on unit formations and manoeuvring.
When it comes to scenario books from Warlord Games, the "Black Powder: Zulu" supplement is a good choice for adapting to the Haitian Revolution. This book covers the Anglo-Zulu War of the late 19th century but includes rules and scenarios for fighting in colonial conflicts. Many of the scenarios in this book can be adapted for use in the Haitian Revolution, and the rules for colonial conflicts will be relevant to the period.
Another good option is the "Black Powder: Battles of the Age of Reason" book. This book covers a wide range of conflicts in the 18th century, including the American War of Independence, and includes rules and scenarios for fighting in the period. Again, many of the scenarios in this book can be adapted for use in the Haitian Revolution, and the rules for muskets and artillery will be relevant to the period.
In conclusion, wargaming the Haitian Revolution in 28mm scale is a fantastic way to explore this pivotal moment in history. With the right rules sets and scenario books from Warlord Games, players can recreate the battles of the period and experience the tactics and strategies employed by both sides.
The Trent Miniatures range contains a wide variety of characters and units that would make a perfect choice for wargaming during the Haitian Revolution. The full range is available (here).