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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for April 2006

Skirmish near Dunstable, 1642

English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm For the first game of the month we played an English Civil War battle designed to try out the Very Civil Actions rules from The Perfect Captain. It was a small affair, with both sides commanding a regiment of foot and a few squadrons of horse and/or dragoons. After all,

Clash off Cap Griz Nez, 1944

Coastal Forces, Attack with Torpedoes, 1/600 scale Next up was another naval game, a Coastal Forces scrap using Attack with Torpedoes. A heavily defended German coastal convoy was attacked by a three groups of Allied boats – a mixed bag of American PT Boats and British MTBs and supporting MGBs.All the torpedoes missed, and the

Sum Yung Buk, 1951

Modern Wars (Indochina), Battlegroup Panzer Grenadier, 20mm The following Thursday we played a 20mm game set in French Indochina. the idea was that a French parachute company had been dropped as a blocking force, and was now high-tailing it down the road to safety, pursued by hordes of Viet Minh regulars. The game presupposed that

Abbeville, 1940

Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm Then came another Second World War game. We’ve been playing an awful lot of WW2 lately, and I apologise to those of you who want to see piccies of other periods! The scenario was based on an attack launched by the 51st Highland Division against the German bridgehead over the

The Adirondack Trail, 1758

The French & Indian War, A Good Day to Die, 28mm The next game was one laid on by some gaming chums at the club, involving what appeared to be a jungle dotted with aquarium rock outcrops. Dinosaurs roamed over the table, where they were hunted down by teams of 28mm figures who drove around