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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for August 2007

Zam Kuren, Mongolia, 1921

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm I know – we did a Back of Beyond game last week. However, wargaming buddy Dave O’Brien was able to take a break from his long-running Warhammer Ancients campaign (actually, he must have been knocked out), and he wanted to field his Chinese. As

The Minsk Road, 1919

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond,  20mm I’m not sure if this should be labelled a Back of Beyond game or a Great War one. Effectively it was a Russian Civil War battle, or rather a Russo-Polish War one, using the rules we use for The Back of Beyond. Of

Stodge City, Kansas, 1881

Misc., Wild West, Legends of the Old West, 28mm OK, I’ll be the first to ‘fess up. I played a Warhammer game! There. I said it. Its a slippery slope, and before you know it I’ll be playing with Orcs, Tree Goblins and Third Level Wizards. The story goes, wargaming compadre Colin Jack is planning

Amfreville, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm Well, we were due to play a Second World War skirmish game, but I never expected it to be quite as silly -and enjoyable – as this one. the basic premise was simple. Somewhere on the far right flank of the Normandy landings a bunch of scattered American paratroops

Claymore 2007

Misc., Wargame Shows, Claymore 2007 It was another excellent show – a chance to meet friends, look at some pretty display games, sell lead and buy more! With pals driving up from England and flying in from Spain it proved to be a busy and beer-fuelled day. I’m afraid the only pictures which came out