Gradually Paul 'Jacko' Jackson and I have been developing an 'East African' campaign modeled very loosely upon the Eric Knowles Madasahatta campaign of yore. A simple map has been drawn up on a hex field, with the idea of using the campaign mechanics outlined in Bob Cordery's Portable Colonial Wargame. At the moment the powers involved seem to be:
- Azeitona - a Europeian colonial power (vaguely Portuguese), with a small foothold upon the coast of Aithiops at the mouth of the Greatgreygreengreasylimpopo River, alongside the peaceable indigeous delta dwellers, the D'inka.
- M'Butu - a militant indigenous people who like having the Azeitonian colony around, but are inclined to stand up for their own sovereignty, and are possibly inclined to claim some suzerainty over the D'inka.
- 'The Forgotten of God' (P.C. Wren) - a vaguely Touareg, Bedouin, desert dwelling people, pugnacious and armed to the teeth, and whose whole idea of the give and take of 'trade' often amounts to 'you give; we take'.
- Zanzingabar and Dar Es Oualdo, piratical city states and slave traders bearing a minimum acknowledgment of the fealty and homage they owe to the Turcowaz Sultan.