I visited the Waterloo exhibit at the Prince August factory in Cork last week and was amazed to see the Waterloo exhibit they have there. It was built by a German guy apparently who cast and painted over 15,000 figures for it. I understand he may be working on an extension to add Hougoumont. If you are ever in the area it is definitely worth a visit.
also picked up the Waterloo chess set to cast myself 🙂
Yesterday at Salute the club put on a participation game (the first for many a year) and we had a lot of fun meeting some new people and chatting about our game – which was based around the Battle of Rate Road during the Winter War between Russia and Finland in 1939.
We tend to use Chain of Command for our Winter War games but we decided that those rules might take too long for a participation game so we ended up creating our own. The fact that we had also been playing Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert definitely rubbed off a little and we ended up with quite a nice mechanism where the temperature randomly dropped during the game until it was too cold to fight – the visibility dropping at the same time to make the Finns get on and “mix it up” a little.
It seemed to go down well with most people that played it and I am sure it will have another outing this year – perhaps at Colours ?
Fantastic job by Martin on the terrain and Gary on the rules. Dave didn’t play but we still invited him for a curry afterwards.
Hot off the press, just received some more really nice photos from “Big John”. Thanks they look great !
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