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A Bit Of WW2 Wargaming & Some Nostalgia

A friend of mine recently sent me some pics of some of his WW2 Wargaming terrain – we used to wargame together in the 1980’s and early 1990’s and his stuff has been mainly in storage for the last 15

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Is That A Real-Life Photo Or A Model?

Got pointed to the Country Gate (the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in 009 scale) site today – or rather specifically the Making Buildings From Foamboard page featuring some absolutely fantastic model buildings and a great tutorial by Emmanuel Nouaillier; it’s

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Joe Town – A Wild West Inspiration!

Gazing down the thoroughfare of "Joe Town"...

“That theer’s a town ‘in a half yer varmmits!” And there is nothing more I need to say – just check it out yourself at Roly’s Dressing The Lines blog.

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A Warlord Games Windmill

When I recently ordered a reasonable order of Warlord Games ECW figures (See Return to the English Civil War) to maximise on the postage I couldn’t resist grabbing a unique little ready-made model of theirs – the very limited edition

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Close Combat in Buildings & Hard Points

Close Combat in Buildings and Building Structures can sometimes be a little perplexing for players new to Crossfire. This page attempts to outline the process in clear logical steps to help walk the new player though the mechanics. While it

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I take a foray into Vac-U-Form Plastics

Some recent discussions on the Crossfire Yahoo Group brought up the old Bellona range of vac-u-form moulded plastic terrain. Many of you will remember these old classics from the days of Charles Grant, Donald Featherstone, and Terrence Wise, the terrain

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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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Roundie Town

Gunslingers slink into town down an alleyway...

The following is a brief photo gallery of the Auckland Wargaming Club’s Wild West Town, entirely scratch built by member Wayne “Roundie” Steward and photographed by member Kieran Mahony. It is the scene of many a gun fight by the

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El Segundo

Kieran's El Segundo Mexican Town

The town of El Segundo, from the collection of, and entirely scratch built by Kieran Mahony – one of the Auckland Wargaming Club’s more prolific model & terrain makers! Kieran says the name was inspired by the hip-hop song “I

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