In the winter of 1864, US forces under the command of Colonel Christopher "Kit" Carson moved into the Comancheria to punish the Comanche and their allies, the Kiowa. Much to his surprise, Carson and his command would fight one of the largest battles against the native peoples of North America, and just barely avoid being massacred.
The First Battle of Adobe Walls is this quarter's installment of Campaigns... [click here for more]
In the summer of 1865, a coalition of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors lead by Red Cloud was massing to make war on the United States. The treaty of Fort Laramie was a failure. Attacks on gold prospectors and settlers illegally moving into and through tribal lands were rising. The Sand Creek massacre set fire to the plains. Red Cloud's War would be one of the longest fought by the United States... [click here for more]
In the early morning hours of March 9th, 1916, Pancho Villa launched an attack on the sleeping town of Columbus, New Mexico, and the adjacent US Army camp. Villa’s intelligence operation had failed. Having ordered the men forward, he was unaware that so much of the US 13th Cavalry was at Camp Furlong that night. After hours of confused combat in the streets and through the Army camp, Villa... [click here for more]
The Great Raid of 1840, also the known as the Great Comanche Raid, is the subject of our first issue of Campaigns of the American West. In this series we hope to publish quarterly self contained miniature wargame campaign games in a newsletter format. These will center on 19th Century wars between the native peoples of North America and the United States, each featuring a specific campaign.
This... [click here for more]