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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for March 2006

Mississippi River, 1862

American Civil War Naval , Smoke on the Water,  1/600 scale    Next up I played an American Civil War naval game, using Smoke on the Water rules. It was set on the Mississippi, and pitted the CSS Arkansas and a small cottonclad ram against two Cairo Classs river ironclads, backed up by the USS Queen

France, 1940

World War 2,  Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm We played five games this month. The first was a Second World War affair where my BEF took the field against the Nazi hordes. The scenario called for a unit of Divisional Cavalry (all Universal Scout Carriers and Vickers Mk. VIb light tanks to hold off the spearhead of Rommel’s

The Landing at Krasnovodsk, 1920

Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm The next game was part of the Club’s “Back of Beyond” campaign, which saw my Turks landing on the eastern side of the Caspian Sea – part of their master plan to resurrect a Turkish Muslim empire in Central Asia! The plan was to

The Road to Falaise, 1944

World War 2, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 15mm   Next was another Second World War fight, this time in 15mm. This scale remains popular in the Club, particularly for late war games. This involved a  British attack during the final phase of the Normandy campaign, with the British expanding south from Caen towards Falaise.The advance came up

Savo Island, 1942

Second World War Naval, General Quarters, 1/2400 scale My last game of the month was a another naval affair. You don’t play one for ages and then, like buses, they all come along together! This was a refight of the First Battle of Guadalcanal (November 1942), a night action fought with my GHQ 1/2400 ships,