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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for September 2007

Hell’s Highway, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm Occasionally, Sunday is “big game day”, where we have the use of the Royal Navy Club for as long as we want. This month Jack Glanville staged a large Second World War skirmish game, using Disposable Heroes. It was all loosely set during Operation Market Garden, and pitted two

The Battle of Emsdorf, 1760

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm Well, this made a change from what seemed like an interminable string 20th century games. The idea was to playtest a scenario for Die Kriegskunst, our Seven Years War adaptation ofGeneral de Brigade. Actually, it’ll be more than a scenario – we’ll be using this small engagement  – the

Los Andamos, 1936

Spanish Civil War, Contemptible Little Armies, 20mm Being prone to indolence I was happy to let someone else put on the game this week. Colin Jack and Bill Gilchrist joined forces to stage a 20mm Spanish Civil War game, complete with a stupendous church which dominated the centre of the table. Against my better judgement

Côte de L’Oie, Verdun, 1916

The Great War: Verdun, Disposable Heroes / Price of Glory, 28mm We hadn’t played a First World War game for ages, despite building a set of Verdun terrain boards for a display game we put on last year. The real impetus was the Price of Glory, the First World War variant of Disposable Heroes, the

Oberglauden, 1758

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm We sometimes play a monthly Sunday game, and while the bulk of the plug settled down to a huge Ancients game using Warhammer, Dougie Trial and I grasped the opportunity to do a little more playtesting of Die Kriegskunst, the Seven Years War version of General de Brigade which