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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for October 2008

Crossing the Bober, 1760

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm When we don’t want to do a particularly big game, and prefer someone else to do the thinking for us, we often resort to a Charles S. Grant scenario. In this case, we culled one from Scenarios for All Ages (1996), a little book he co-authored with Stuart Asquith. It

Rio Perales, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Contemptible Little Armies / Back to Barcelona, 20mm Sometimes it’s nice when you don’t have to bring along any troops – someone else does it for you. Well, this game was staged by Bill Gilchrist and Colin Jack, using their collection of 20mm figures. The Republicans (Loyalists) had to hold a defensive

Wassaw Sound, Georgia, 1863

Ironclads, Smoke on the Water, 1/600th scale For a change we ran off to sea this week, or rather to a tidal estuary. We decided we hadn’t played a naval game for a long time, and consequently we dug out our American Civil War ships. The game was loosely based on the battle between the

The Battle of Perryville, 1862

The American Civil War, Ever Victorious Armies, 28mm First off, my apologies for the fuzzy photos. I was having camera problems. Now, on to the game. This American civil War bash was a real multi-player affair, organised by Jack Glanville. My contribution was two brigades of Confederates, supported by artillery, including Braxton’s Fredericksburg Btty. (pictured