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MacDuff Inactive Member22 Aug 2016 6:14 p.m. PST

Over the last month I've been picking away at refurbishing some old toy soldiers (as in 80/90 year old antiques as well as some 50-55 year old ones from my own past) and getting some use from molds bought near 20 years ago all with the aim of getting some 54mm games back on the table.

The premise, without being in any way literal or anal is to imagine a possible minor war which didn't actually happen and then imagine someone 60 years ago playing wargames with armies cobbled together from boxes of shiny Britain's, Authenticast etc rather than purpose built models. Since the antiques on hand included Britain's Indians as well as Grenadiers, Highlanders etc and since the molds on hand included ACW troops, my setting involved inventing a border clash mixed in with Indian warfare circa 1872/73 about the time of the historical Cyprus Hills Massacre near what is now the Saskatchewan/North Dakota border.

Not the Turn of the 20thC MacDuff style battles with several hundred 54's of on a 6x10 1 ago but I've been having fun.

Here is a link to relevant posts on my blog with pictures and chat about the figures and games and the idea behind it.

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