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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for March 2008

Stoumont, 1944

The Second World War,  Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 15mm It usually takes a lot to talk me into playing a 15mm game – to me these little figures lack the visual appeal of 20mm Second World War, or even 28mm. However, when my wargaming chum Kevan Gunn offers to take along his snow terrain its well worth

The Battle of Oriskany, 1777

The American War of Independence, British Grenadier, 28mm  We played this game mainly because we had a lot of Woodland Indians which rarely get used on the tabletop. This historic battle involved the ambush of a small American column, composed mainly of militia, supported by a few Indians and Scouts. The attacking force was made

The Battle of Ligny, 1815

The Napoleonic Wars, Republic to Empire, 28mm The weekend was spent up in the little Scottish town of Kirriemuir, some 100 miles north of Edinburgh, where “The League of Gentlemen Wargamers” refought the Battle of Ligny. For years I’ve claimed that this period never really interested me, and that Prussians were one of the dullest-looking

Scruttock’s End, Suffolk, 1940

Second World War, Rules of Engagement, 28mm You can rely on Colin Jack to think up a bloody silly scenario. When he told me he planned to run a skirmish game involving the planned German Invasion of Britain I was expecting something vaguely sensible. I should have known better! The premise was that the British

Buxley Abbey, 1643

English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm  I don’t know why we don’t game the English Civil War more often. As a period It offers spectacle, colour and excitement, and we always seem to enjoy ourselves into the bargain. The premise of this game was that the a small Royalist garrison was penned up around