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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for December 2008

Cape Hogue, 1908

Pre-Dreadnought, Perfidious Albion, 1/1200 scale Whenever we want to play a game which doesn’t involve much effort, we tend to opt for something nautical. As the period between Christmas and New Year is a time of laziness (unless you’re a self-employed author with deadlines), I reached for a box of ships. Similarly, whenever we play

The Pangani Crossing, 1914

The Great War, Heart of East Africa, 28mm A few years ago we decided to augment our “Darkest Africa” figures by bolting on small armies from the Great War. I opted for the Germans in East Africa, mainly because all my Great War armies are from the wrong side, but also so they could be historically

Treasure Island, 1715

Misc., Pirates, Legends of the High Seas, 28mm This week we played out a piratical Tabletop Teaser, something we’d promised Henry Hyde, of the excellent Battlegames magazine. As we’d all recently used Warhammer’s Wild West system, we opted for their very similar pirate set called Legends of the High Seas. The original Tabletop Teaser appeared

Alto de Leon Pass, 1936

Spanish Civil War, Guerra Civil Actions!, 20mm A few weeks ago we had a windfall – someone was selling their unpainted 28mm Spanish Civil War lead at a bargain price. Several of us bought lead, and ever since we’ve been wondering what to do with it. People in the club already game the Spanish Civil