On the ground floor of Dupplin152 you can discover our HISTORIC WARGAMING MUSEUM
Here’s the owner, Bryan Moodie to tell you a little bit about the War Gaming here at Dupplin152.
Entrance to the War Gaming museum is free.
Dominating the room is the magnificent 10ft x 14ft table, which is, in itself, a truly unique experience. There are upwards of two thousand 28mm figures on the terrain, which has been expertly sculpted and contoured to scale by Bryan Moodie and Paul Jenkins, to depict D’Erlons’ attack at the battle of Waterloo, as it was on 18th June 1815 as the French Grand battery of eighty-four guns open fire.
Here you can imagine refighting the battle as Napoleon or Wellington.
There are plenty of reinforcements too, for example, for Waterloo we have the complete Prussian 1st and 4th Corps, or the French 6th Corps and the Imperial guard for all those “What if” scenarios. (More of this later)
Excellent access to the whole table is made easy, by sliding sections of terrain to produce two “gopher holes”. There’s lots of room to crawl under the table to emerge dramatically in the middle of the battlefield, behind enemy lines.
The whole table can be changed with some notice to refight other famous battles. THE BATTLE OF CULLODEN MOOR, BANNOCKBURN or THE FIRST DAY OF GETTYSBURG. These are all on hand to ensure a fascinating time. There are smaller, quicker skirmish fights too – Western gunfights are always popular, as are the Zulu wars at Rourkes drift
Getting back to the room itself…The walls are covered in Militaria – Swords, guns,and Don Troiani ACW prints.
Where there isn’t a print, there are glass fronted cabinets, housing thousands of beautifully painted 28mm figures. Some just waiting to join the action on the table. Incuding:-
The complete Prussian 1st and 4th Corps
The French 2nd and 6th Corps,
The French Imperial guard
… And the rest of the allied army.
Although we would like to be actually reenacting these battles, unfortunately we’ve had to restrict the use of the museum for now, while an integral member of our team recuperates.
So in the meantime you’re welcome to visit and imagine the possibilities