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Gaming opportunities are still limited. The club isn’t open, but we can now play face-to-face games at home every fortnight.    At least it’s something though!

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Prelestnoe, Kursk 1943

The Second World War, What a Tanker! 1/100 scale (15mm) This was a very lazy game for me. All I had to do was to provide the table and base cloth. Bob Mcleish, the newest member of our little group provided the rest. As you probably know, What a Tanker! isn’t a game for the

The English Civil War

The Battle of Armthorpe, 1642

The English Civil War, For King and Parliament, 28mm Here’s a thing. I haven’t played an English Civil War game since lockdown first began in early 2020. It was the last “proper” wargame I played – a weekend game played somewhere other than a farmhouse kitchen. Since then I’ve re-based my figures, and touched up

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First Clash at Munson’s Hill, 1862

Misc. (American Civil War), Rebels and Patriots, 28mm This was something of a new departure. Several months ago I was talked into painting up two forces for a club project – American Civil War skirmish games using Rebels and Patriots. We’d planned a larger  ACW skirmish game this week, but Lindsay, the duty driver  injured

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The High Road to Zaporizhzhia, 1648

Misc (Eastern Renaissance), The Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm This week we were off to the 17th century Ukraine. Lindsay had been painting up some Renaissance Poles – mainly glitzy winged hussars – while I’d augmented my mounted Cossacks by adding some more on foot. There were going to be four of us for this game, but

The Roman World

The Battle of Aeginium, 88BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm This week we were off to Greece – well, Thessaly – in a non-historic clash between a small Late Republican Roman force, and an unholy barbarian alliance. These ruffians were made up of Galatians and, somewhat surprisingly, Dacians. Actually, Mally had been painting some Dacians – two warbands

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The Second World War

Attack on Warlaing 1940

Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm This game, played at home, had to correspond to all Covid restrictions, so this were a little limiting. Still, I was able to play facemask-to-facemask as it were, and this is the result. My friend Lindsay wanted to field her 1940 Germans, so I dug out my early

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Lockdown Painting 5

Miscellaneous – Eastern Renaissance, 28mm Who would have thought it! A year into this bloody pandemic, and we’re still doing Lockdown Painting posts! Strangely, this is a painting project I never expected to tackle. You see, I thought I have enough Cossacks. I’ve got about fifty of them – mounted figures – which I mainly

The Age of Chivalry

The Battle of Wielsbeke, 1430

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm This week we jumped at the chance to play a game in a local hall, while conforming to current Covid restrictions. The result was this multi-player “grand skirmish” involving Thomas’ Burgundians, Gyles’ English, Lindsay’s Flemish and my French. there wasn’t much in the way of foreplay – this

The Napoleonic Wars

Crossing the Berezina, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm I got the chance to stage a game at very short notice, thanks to a small window in the lockdown restrictions. My friend Gyles fancied a Napoleonic game, and wanted to field his new Saxons. Lindsay wanted to play, but had to do so virtually thanks to Covid restrictions.

The French & Indian War

Bridging the Oswego, 1756

The French & Indian Wars, Rebels and Patriots, 28mm With Orkney under the fairly light Level 1 – Light of Covid restrictions, we were finally able to stage a game, albeit one played out according to the still fairly restrictive rules. So, we’re able to manage one game every two weeks now, which is a

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