Wednesday, 31 August 2016

19C - War of the Antipodes - Battlefield Sydney

As Sydney will be the location of the main Victorian attack I have recreated it in miniature. Given the size of Sydney, my limited funds and time, I have downsized it a little to fit on the game board.

First up is a birds eye view of the city from 1888. A splendid painting of the city at that time.

And below is my interpretation.

A view from the west of Sydney

Circular Quay and Fort Macquarie

Another western view

Observatory Hill

Fort Denison

Governor General's House

Hyde Park Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks with troops

Fort Denison with artillery and troops

Fort Macquarie with troops and artillery

The Secret Radium Guns hiding under the domes of the observatory

Reinforcements from Victoria Barracks and Parramatta practice their march into Sydney in case of an invasion

First time into the city is a KANGAROO

Dawes Point Battery aims out to the harbour.


  1. Wonderful. Sydney looks well defended.

  2. Thanks. But will they be able to stop a surprise attack. :)

  3. Nice looking set up!
    Like the 'island fort' and use of 'toy stuff' for terrain...

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