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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for October 2007

Somewhere in Central Asia, 1921

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm This was another of those very large multi-player Back of Beyond games, where everyone gets to stab someone else in the back, lands up fighting on two (or more) fronts, and ends up with little to show for the huge bodycount! This game

Bourbourg, 1940

Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm This is more a story of blundering ineptitude than anything else. the British commander (er .. me) was ordered to press an attack through a French hamlet, in an attempt to re-open supply lines between Calais and Dunkirk.He had a fair amount of resources – a Reconnaissance Squadron (Scout

Battle of the Goodwin Sands, 1908

Pre-Dreadnought Naval, Perfidious Albion, 1/1200 scale For the first time in ages we played a naval game, largely because the planned Second World War scrap had to be cancelled because the organizer was in New York. It gave me the chance to field the beautiful scratch-built models I bought earlier this year – all the work

Action at Selby, 1644

English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm We suddenly realised that we hadn’t played an English Civil War game for over a year. Therefore the forces were rallied, the toys came out and we had a small game. This set-up involved a small Royalist garrison comprising Dave O’Brien’s “munchkins” (they’re mostly 1970’s Minifigs) defending against

Rasyenya, 1941

Second World War,  Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm This was a scenario listed in Dave’ Brown Battles for the East scenario book for the Battlegroup Panzer-Grenadier rules. It was aptly subtitled “Meeting the Dreadnought”, as it featured the monster show above – a KV-2. The scenario (fought out on an 8×6 foot table) involved the drive by