Mark Strachan

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Gender Male
Industry Transportation
Occupation Aviation Publishing
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Introduction I have been involved in historical wargaming since 1972, co-founding the Auckland Wargaming Club in 1974 and was for 15 years involved in the "industry" in a business that eventually became Battlefront Miniatures. My main focus is on the mid-19th Century and I now collect in only two scales: 28mm for all land based gaming and 1:600 for mid-19th century naval gaming. My philosophy for gaming is: - Play games with people whose company I enjoy - The game must be true to the period - The games must be visually attractive – both the armies and terrain - The end result doesn’t matter - games must be fun.
Interests English Civil War, American Civil War, Franco-Prussian War, Austro-Prussian War, Crimean War, Early WWI, Russo-Japanese War, War of Spanish Succession, Wars of the Roses, Napoleonics, First Carlist War, Dark Ages, Great Paraguayan War, Early WWII, American War of Independence, War of 1812
Favorite Movies Gettysburg, Charge of the Light Brigade, Chocolat, The Quiet American, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tea with Mussolini, Gods and Generals
Favorite Music Genesis, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Green Day, most Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach
Favorite Books The Killer Angels, Lee's Lieutenants, The Franco-Prussian War (Wawro), Gettysburg: the Second Day, Catherine the Great