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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for February 2008

St.Mary’s Island, 1720

Misc., Pirates, Legends of the High Seas, 28mm This multi-player game was inspired by the release of Legends of the High Seas, a set of pirate rules produced by Warhammer “Historical”. The idea was that the ten players were divided up into five teams, each  with a ship-based group and a land one. There were

The 08.15 to Vladivostock, 1921

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm Let’s face it – we like “Back of Beyond” games. They’re fast, colourful, easy to play, and involve both deeds of derring-do and back-stabbing. this game was no exception. The unlikely premise was that the Czech Legion (or someone) had abandoned an important

The Battle of Hubbarton, 1777

The American War of Independence, British Grenadier, 28mm Well, Dave Imrie has been painting up more of his American War of Independence figures (that’s the “American Revolution” to you Colonials), and he wanted a game. Given the lead at our disposal we decided to try out the Hubbarton scenario in the latest British Grenadier Scenario

Vaptnartak, 2008

Misc., Wargame Show, York A group of us went down in the train to the wargame show in York, and a great day out it was.Of course in Britain, rail journeys are a real nightmare, as each train is run by a different company, the stations are run by another lot, and there’s even another