Leven Miniatures had announced the release of new 6mm ACW buildings, but the item that intrigued me the most was a re-release of a 6mm canal lock.
Call it local pride, growing up in Easton, one of the powerful hubs of canal transportation in the 19th Century, or maybe its the historian-in-training in me and my time working for the National Canal Museum (again, in Easton), but canals fascinate me. So much so, that I involve one in half-written "Eastpoint" campaign for Gnome Wars. Eastpoint is a very building heavy campaign, and a number of the scenarios focus on peculiar structures or sites and building everything was deemend too time-consuming and purchasing them outright way too expensive. Perhaps we need a 6mm version of Gnome Wars (using Great War era figures) just so I can live out my wild gaming fantasies? Who knows, it might be the only time you hear the words "Canal Pirate" in game!