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Other Boer War games and refights done by other clubs - Tuesday, January 05, 2010
A new section for other Boer War games (and especially other clubs playing Boer War games in any scale), has been added. See the two 25mm games played by the Peninsula Wargames Group and the Camino Real Historical Gamers. Loads of pictures!   read more...
Gallery of Maps, Illustrations, Sketches, Photos and Engravings added - Thursday, December 31, 2009
The first complete gallery of boer war images taken from "South Africa and the Transvall War", by Louis Creswick, published in 1900, has been added.   read more...
Maps for Registered Users - Friday, November 13, 2009
A new Maps Section has been added where maps of the battles will be downloadable by Registered users only. SO PLEASE REGISTER to ACCESS THE MAPS.   read more...
Open Forum Section added - Friday, November 6, 2009
A General discussion forum has been created to allow for general as well as anonomous posts about the Boer War.   read more...
Today, 110 years ago Daily event feature added - Sunday, October 11, 2009
Keeping a running commentary of the progress of the war, 110 years ago, on a day to day basis. All the daliy events of a month can be viewed in the Events Section.   read more...
South African Boer War

 

"Give me 20 divisions American soldiers and I will breach Europe. Give me 15 consisting of Englishmen, and I will advance to the borders of Berlin. Give me two divisions of those marvellous fighting Boers (Meaning Farmer, originating from the Boer War) and I will remove Germany from the face of the earth."
Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, Commander of the Allled forces during WWII.

"The Americans fight for a free world, the English mostly for honour and glory and medals, the French and Canadians decide too late that they have to participate. The Italians are too scared to fight; the Russians have no choice. The Germans for the Fatherland. The Boers? Those sons of bitches fight for the hell of it."
American General, George "Guts and Glory" Patton

"Take a community of Dutchmen of the type of those who defended themselves for fifty years against all the power of Spain at a time when Spain was the greatest power in the world. Intermix with them a strain of those inflexible French Huguenots, who gave up their name and left their country forever at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The product must obviously be one of the most rugged, virile, unconquerable races ever seen upon the face of the earth. Take these formidable people and train them for seven generations in constant warfare against savage men and ferocious beasts, in circumstances in which no weakling could survive; place them so that they acquire skill with weapons and in horsemanship, give them a country which is eminently suited to the tactics of the huntsman, the marksman and the rider. Then, finally, put a fine temper upon their military qualities by a dour fatalistic Old Testament religion and an ardent and consuming patriotism. Combine all these qualities and all these impulses in one individual and you have the modern Boer."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

 

The following sections are narratives on the real battles extracted from the 'Times History of the War in South Africa, 1899 - 1902', Volumes I through VII.

Click on the items below to read about the battles:

All text are generally unmodified as edited by L. S. Amery and published by Sampson Low, Marston and company, Ltd, 1902-1906


The WebMaster of this site can be contacted at johan@veridical.co.za. All material contained in this website are protected by internaional copyright laws and may not be reproduced or republished without express written permission of the author(s) and/or publishers.

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Open Discussion
RE: Llandaff Oratory – Queries by Amanda van Blerk InClarens and Surrounds (guest)
Did you find any more information on the Llandaff Church? If you did, would you post it for us to u...
RE: Llandaff Oratory – Queries by Gillis (guest)
Dee, thank you so much for your response it is most interesting to see that Maynard Mathew is from ...
RE: Llandaff Oratory – Queries by Dee Overliese (guest)
Posted By n/a on 2/10/2012 3:32:16 PM In reply to your article. The church was built in memory...
RE: Llandaff Oratory – Queries by Dee Overliese (guest)
In reply to your article. The church was built in memory of Landaff Matthews who did save 8 peopl...
RE: Major General Barton by Patience (guest)
That's 2 cveler by half and 2x2 clever 4 me. Thanks!
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RE: Rules by Lardy Rich
Hi Johan Okay, thanks. Actually you have told me that volume 2 is the one I want. I am part...
RE: Rules by johans
Not that I know of, Richard..... I have also been looking for it.... In fact, the local libra...
RE: Rules by Lardy Rich
Johan I have been trying to get hold of the Times history. Do you know if an electronic vers...
RE: Rules by johans
Your will enjoy what we are doing with the War In Angola refights! And the website is developing so...
RE: Rules by Lardy Rich
Hi Johan I didn't know you were doing Angola stuff. I have gamed a bit of that conflict. I ...
RE: Rules by johans
Thanks Richard.... That is a great inspiration to me as well.... You are welcome to use w...
RE: Rules by Lardy Rich
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I have been by your web site. I am currently developing...
RE: Boer Mausers by gpienaar
 I have attached a link to Dave George`s (authors) website for you to look at. h...
Boer Mausers by gpienaar
I have two genuine Ludwig Loewe 1896 Boer Mausers, one a carbine and the other a long rifle.( Se...
RE: Boer Equipment by johans
I see that you are from the UK....You best bet would be to approach one of the Boer War Re-enactmen...
RE: Boer Equipment by BlackSpiderBoer
Please could someone tell me where I can buy (or have made to order) Mauser leather cartridge belts/...
RE: The Battle of Magersfontein by johans
Thanks, Sandy...well, I must say, the Ferreiras certainly seem well represented! LOL Any stori...
RE: The Battle of Magersfontein by sandy
Hi, I am decended from comandant IS Ferreira. Most of the males in my family have the initials "I...
RE: Anglo Boer War Medal by benmica
And here is a photo of the actual medal:
Anglo Boer War Medal by benmica
Johan, I researched and found my grandfather's war records at the SANDF's archives where he applie...
RE: Transvaal Artillery by benmica
Staatsartillery uniform:
RE: Transvaal Artillery by benmica
Staatsartillery NCO:
RE: Transvaal Artillery by benmica
And some more gunners:
RE: Transvaal Artillery by benmica
Staatsartillery full dress:
RE: Transvaal Artillery by benmica
The other photos follow below:
Transvaal Artillery by benmica
My grandfather was in the 1st Battery of the Transvaal Artillery. I have loaded a few photos of hi...
RE: The Battle of Magersfontein by johans
Thanks Ignatius.... I was trying to find my one book on the Battle of Magersfontein but se...
RE: The Battle of Magersfontein by Ignatius (guest)
Johan, Most of the sources are not 100% accurate. De Wet also made mistakes with some of the d...
RE: The Battle of Magersfontein by johans
Thanks Ignatius! Thats interesting.... I just republished it as it appears in The Times History, ...
RE: The Battle of Magersfontein by Ignatius (guest)
I.S. Ferreira (later Chief Commandant) of Ladybrand Commando was Vechtgeneraal at Magersfontein- No...
Rules by host
Discussions about the rules and game systems for refighting Boer War battles, inlcuding boardgames
Miniatures and Models by host
Discussions about miniatures and models available for refighting the Boer War(s).
General Wargaming Issues by host
Discussions of general issues about wargaming the Boer War(s)
Boer Uniforms and Clothing by host
Discussions of topics relating to Boer uniforms, clothing and personal equipment as worn during the ...
British Equipment by host
Discussions of topics relating to British equipment and weapons used during the Boer War(s)
British Uniforms by host
Discussions of topics relating to British uniforms and personal equipment worn during the Boer War(s...
Boer Equipment by host
Discussions of topics relating to Boer equipment and weapons used during the Boer War(s)
General Equipment by host
Toipics relating to a general nature specifically of equipment not of British or Boer design, origin...
The Battle of Colenso by host
That night the two armies lay four miles apart, with the river between them. The British camp seem...
The Battle of Magersfontein by host
Rising almost imperceptibly from the north bank of the Modder by the bridge, the veld, covered wit...
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