Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign

It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.

To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October and I'm asking YOU to help choose the period. It has to be something from my current list but please comment on any post from Sep 12 till Oct 1 or email me : . and to let me know your preference and any suggestions on the mini campaign.

The polls are now open!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Little Cold War c 1965

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post. I apologize for not responding to each as usual and as they deserve but your words and shared experiences are all appreciated.

Not a great photo of an old photo but this is what my little cold war looked like going hot in the cold concrete bunker sometimes known as The Basement somewhere in the early 1960s. An attack on a missile base iir

Found this in one of the old photo albums and couldn't resist sharing here. Ground cloth, rivers, roads, fortifications, 2 sides and a scenario. I guess that makes it 50 years of wargaming?

Normal blog entries should resume in a few days.


  1. Take care Ross.We are waiting patiently for when you feel like posting again...

  2. Ross Mac,

    I wish that I had some photos of my earliest wargames, although I doubt if mine would have looked half as good.

    I look forward to reading you blog again soon.

    All the best,


  3. What a marvellous set-up, no wonder you looked so pleased!

  4. Looks like a fair bit of urban fighting going down. Looking forward to your return.

  5. A Cold War in every sense then! And a rightly proud 'I did this' expression of the face of the young wargamer. I expect everyone thought he'd soon grow out of playing with toy soldiers. My own Mother still hopes I will.....

  6. Great photo there, thanks for showing us. Best regards Mike

  7. Hope things are sorting themselves out , all the best , Tony