There is a very cool new gaming project about to begin here in New Zealand. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign which really is the beginning of the formation of our own unique sense of national identity, and the same holds true for Australia. In WWI more than 100,000 New Zealanders served (out of a total population of just over 1 million), including both of my grandfathers and both of my grandmother's brothers. New Zealand's contribution equated to more than 40% of all eligible men of military age of whom more than 16,000 were killed and 40,000 wounded and the fabric of our society forever altered- you just need to stop at any memorial in any small town in NZ to see exactly what the impact was on the towns and villages of this country.
Given ANZAC Day 2015 commemorates the 100th anniversary of our baptism of fire in World War One there are a number of projects underway and a large number of NZ wargamers and wargaming clubs around the country are getting involved in painting up figures for a very special project. Hopefully this week our figures will arrive so we can get the project underway. As ANZAC Day is the 25th of April we don't have a great deal of time but I look forward to taking part and seeing the final result of our endevours. There will be some official blogs for this project starting up soon, so all I can say in the meantime is stay tuned...
This is a great project that I would say will look very impressive when complete!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I can't wait to see it, I assume a certain famous outfit will be making the terrain.ReplyDelete
I see yourself and the Southern Strategists involves too, look forward to seeing updates on your blog Rodger
Yes, I hope to be able to get some photos up at some point!ReplyDelete