Thursday, 28 May 2015
Welcome to Clearmont
One of my favourite genres for wargaming is the Ol’ West. It has a neat mix of fiction and real events that interests me, mostly the fiction. Recently the family went on holiday to the South Island and we had a fair amount of driving. Long hours in the car with two young kids can be a trying time for all but I found an old radio series from the States called “Powder River”. What a fabulous story and great bunch of characters in a tale (over 9 series) spreading over just after the American Civil War to the early 1900s. It develops along really nicely from a time of “Injun Troubles” to the introduction of the railway, telephones and even the mention of flight. It even has a sprinkling of historical characters making cameos, such as Mark Twain and Custer. This inspired me to create the township where “Powder River” was set, a town called Clearmont. So I have slowly built up a collection of wild west building from a variety of sources. Some I have built myself, some are from Game Craft Miniatures, I have one from 4ground and one from Sarissa. I am awaiting a game mat to finish the whole town off.