A couple of weeks ago a group of us ventured down to Wellington for a tournament, taking an extra day off work we headed to the Great War Exhibition (created by Sir Peter Jackson) and the National Museum (Te Papa) and their exhibition Gallipoli; The Scale Of War.
I had seen and heard a lot more about the Great War Exhibition as it features hundreds (thousands?) of figures sculpted by the Perry Twins and painted by gamers all across New Zealand. The Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa was something I knew very little about… Let me tell you, I was about to blown away!
|Cool logo! I'd play a game that had a logo like that...|
|The Lieutenant was one of the first Kiwis to land on Gallipoli and was shot in the arm whilst leading his men up a ridge. He was stretchered out that night. 'So ended the most glorious day of my life'.|
|Round the next corner we see Lieutenant Colonel Percival Fenwick.|
|He arrived in the first hours of the attack and found himself treating casualties on the beach.|
|'Total to date: 5,000 casualties, about three men per yard of ground gained' - Lieutenant Colonel Fenwick.|
|Next up we are confronted by Private Jack (John) Dunn.|
|Leaving the trenches we find the Maori Machine-gun team of Private Colin Warden, Corporal Friday Hawkins and Private Rikihana Carkeek.|
|The next room contained a model of the hospital ship and then prepared the way for the final figure...|
|Sergeant Cecil Malthus on the Western Front.|
|It was a pretty powerful 'nod' though, standing tall with his feet surrounded by red poppies.|
Next week I'll have some images from the Great War Exhibition.