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Work Begins On Rorke’s Drift

SSWG's Rorke's Drift at Salute 2006 in the UK.

Well its been much longer than planned and to get things along I have enlisted my mate Kieran (6mm Wargaming) to build my Rorke’s Drift Models and Base Board for me. I have been inspired by the SSWG’s (Southend &

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Maori Wars: Colonial New Zealand Buildings

Howick Historical Village Raupo

New Zealand’s main Colonial Growth occurred in a period before and simultaneous to the American Civil War, as a result many major buildings from the 1840-1880 period closely resemble the same style of construction as was common in North America

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The Widow at Windsor

Widow at Windsor by Rudyard Kipling ’Ave you ’eard o’ the Widow at Windsor With a hairy gold crown on ’er ’ead? She ’as ships on the foam—she ’as millions at ’ome, An’ she pays us poor beggars in red.

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Colonial & 19th Century Wars & Battles

The following is a brief list of all the main wars and conflicts in the 19th Century after the end of the Napoleonic Wars…While the earlier ones were fought little differently to the Napoleonic Wars, from around 1850 or so

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