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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for April 2007

Surat Bay, 1700

Misc., Pirates, In the Heart of Africa modified, 28mm Every so often we run a ridiculously big all-day multip-player, usually in the breakfast room of Hugh Wilson’s guesthouse in Edinburgh. It was out of season, so we could indulge ourselves.  This time we brought out our pirates, but instead of setting it in the Caribbean, we opted

Vasylivka, 1919

The Back of Beyond, Red Actions, 28mm This week we played a little Back of Beyond game using Red Actions, the freebie rules set from The Perfect Captain. this was unusual, as we usually game the period using the simpler  Contemptible Little Armies set, with their Back of Beyond supplement.It was a straightforward enough encounter – German-equipped

The Battle of Tassafronga, 1942

World War II Naval, General Quarters, 1/2400 scale Sometimes there are nights when you don’t really want to haul file boxes filled with 25mm figures across town for a game. You want something laid back, where the lead is light, the rules unchallenging, and the games stimulating enough to cut through the lethargy. That’s really

Croisilles, 1940

The Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm We hadn’t played a WW2 game for a while, so we thought it was time to get the tankie toys out again. The idea was that a small French force was launching a counter-attack against a German-held village. However, after a few turns of shelling the French player