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Waterloo exhibit at Prince August

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 🙂

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Winter War at Salute 2016

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Raate_Road

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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Modelling textures

A great resource for terrain modellers who are looking for floor, wall and roofing effects

http://www.cgtextures.com