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If you come across any links you think would fit in here please send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgAK47 the game.
meets AK47: AK47 force selection and political maneuver
adapted for use with the the skirmish level Crossfire rules.
Chez Sebastian: Pictures and description of a four way AK
game by Steve Price.
Great Wubaqui Birthday Bash: Pictures of the biggest AK47
game I've ever seen - 13 players each running their own faction,
fighting over a huge city covering a 12' x 6' table. This game was
run by the Brazos Valley Historical Miniatures - part of the Lone
Star Historical Miniatures group.
AK47 rules from Brian Cantwell of the Brazos Valley Historical
Miniatures Club. Brian has taken the basic rules and simplified
them a bit by altering the turn sequence for multiplayer games and
removing the opposed die rolls for combat resolution. Then he's
gone and complicated things again by adding loads more weapons systems
and quite a lot of chrome. Examples? - well most weapons have different
factors vs soft and armoured targets while tank and AA guns are
split into three classes, light, medium and heavy, all with different
range bands and modifiers. Armoured vehicles are graded for armour
on front and rear. Well worth a look for people who find the rules
as written lacking in detail. There's also the "Deck of Schmuck"
a rather interesting way of handling random events.
Rules Review: Review by Peter Howorth with pictures of miniatures
and a game in progress.
Carabina: - Danny O'Hara's Mexican Revolution variant for
AK47. Includes a brief history and timeline.
includes an AK47
Photofile with pictures of a game in progress while the Tourist
Guide to Zin Zan, details the background for an AK47 campaign
run by GOB, a wargames club based in Great Yarmouth, England.
36: Martin Rapier's Spanish Civil War Variant for AK47.
- Warlord of the Flies:
a mini-campaign from Lone Star Historical Miniatures (LHSM), another
gaming group from the left hand side of the pond. Includes some
pictures of games in progress.
ZinZan Campaign: An AK 47 campaign page by Paul Hooper
of the Great Yarmouth Wargames Club.
- Chris Kemp's Homepage: Pictures of AK47 games played at Brixcon 2004 and Chris' own Not Quite Mechanised rules. These operational rules were originally designed for WWII but have also been used to rum more modern campaigns set in the 60s and 70s.
Models for AK47
A comprehensive range of WWII
vehicles and figures. Good for some of the vintage kit found in
African armies of the 70s and 80s.
Hobbies: US distributor for
Models a South African company
making 1/72nd scale resin models of South African vehicles. At the
time of writing (November 2003) they have a Buffel, a Samil 20,
a Ratel 90, a Ratel 20 and a Mfezi ambulance. More subjects are planned . (Thanks to
Rick Inhoff for this link).
Miniatures: Extensive range of 20mm figures covering most
modern conflicts. Much of this range is suitable for Afrcican conflicts.
Africa Gallery: Pictures of lots of African troops and vehicles
on the Little Lead Heroes site. Nice bases and they look like they're
ready to use for AK47.
Pig: They wrote the rules and
they make most of the figures you will need. Their AK47 range is
a bit short of vehicles however. Other useful models can be found
in their WWII and Vietnam ranges.
of unpainted AK47 miniatures from Peter Pig can be found
in the files section of the RFCM Yahoo Group. You will probably
have to subscribe to the group to view these images. If you set
your subscription options to view on the web you will not receive
any unwanted e-mails.
- More unpainted AK lead at cowell.org, a wargames site run by Andy Cowell
Quality Castings: these
models are available from Old
Glory 15s in the USA or from Battle
Honours UK. Their range of WWII and modern vehicle models
are slightly smaller than the 1:100 used by most other manufacturers.
WWII, immediate post-war
- S&S Models:
Modern vehicles, guns and figures in 1/76 scale.
- TimeCast: Historic
Buildings in Miniature: TimeCast produce a range of 15mm
buildings designed for use in Vietnam wargames. Many of these are
eminently suitable for use in AK-47 games. Nice stuff!
- Wargaming Lebanon '82:
Useful stuff for people using AK47 to wargame the Lebanon conflict.
R Us: Paul Hooper's Zin Zan pages have pictures of
all sorts of toys converted for use in AK47.
Useful background information for AK47.
in Mogadishu: Web site of the PBS television programme of
the same name. Lots of good stuff including wav files of interviews
with some of of Rangers who were there.
- Army Recognition
Homepage: A French site with English translation available.
"This site contain information about all modern military equipment
from all country, with description, identification and many pictures".
Their site is much, much, better than their English.
Down: The film's webpage now featuring the DVD release. Very flashy with some OK
photographs but not much else in the way of useful content. (IMO
- Britain's Small Wars.
British involvement in post war conflicts. Includes some African
stuff and promises more.
- Echoes of an
African War: The Rhodesian Bush War. Site authored by Chas
Lotter - a poet who served nine years as a field medic in frontline
units of the Rhodesian Army.
- FAS Military Analysis
Network: Federation of American Scientists. This
site has loads of technical information and pictures of modern
weapons systems as well as analysis of conflicts throughout
the world. . Of particular relevance to AK players is a section
conflicts in Africa.
- Jane's Information Group:
Keep up to date with information from the world famous defence publisher.
Much of the site is only accesible by subscribers but there's still
a lot there for the casual browser.
- Olive Drab:
Incredibly useful site with lots of info on modern military vehicles.
Over 1,000 photographs and links to many other sites including some
sources of public domain photographs and clipart.
Restore Hope Photo Collection: Photographs taken by a US
serviceman during relief operations in Somalia. This site has many
pictures of assorted technicals..
- Postcards from Hell:
Raffaele Ciriello, an Italian photojournalist, has covered wars
all over the world. His excellent, but graphics heavy, website includes
many first class pictures taken during wars in Sierra Leone, Somalia,
Rwanda, Eritrea and the Western Sahara. Also many pictures from
the war in Afghanistan.
International: "Sandline is a Private Military Company
(PMC) focusing on conflict resolution. The company works worldwide
and is resourced by professionals with many years of operational
experience at senior rank within first world armies."
- South African
Airbourne: South African airbourne forces.
- SADF Scrapbook:
Miscellaneous stuff about the South African Defence Forces.
Includes pictures, official documents, spoof documents and even
- Southern Africa
Links to sites "that contain information on (or about) the
Southern African military scene, past or present."
Formed in September 2003 this group is "intended to
provide resources to help support and run a wargames campaign set
against the backdrop of AK47 Republic." (Added 11.9.03)
· A Yahoo mailing list devoted to Wargaming Africa, warfare in from
the 1960's to 1990's.
A Yahoo mailing list established as a forum for discussing "Rules
For the Common Man" published by Peter Pig - including AK47 . The
list is not owned or operated by Peter Pig but some of the people
responsible for writing the rules post regularly on the group..
The files section of this group is home to the latest official rules
amendments for AK47 and other RFCM rules but access is restricted
to list members only..
The campaign which inspired Ztum-Setum (we stole their name). You
have to ask to become a member to gain access to this mailing group.
Player's Sites: Web sites run by people taking part
in the AK47 Ztum-Setum Campaign.
Duff Links: Gone but
not forgotten. Go here to see sites that
used to feature on this page but which now appear to have gone AWOL.
Perhaps they will starting working again some day.