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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for January 2009

Meadow Hill, 1938

A Very British Civil War,  The Great War, 28mm  I’m not going to explain the background to this nonsense, apart from saying the game is based on an alternative history, where Britain was plunged into a Civil War in 1938. You can read all about it on the Gentleman’s Wargame Parlour – or at least you

The Bridge at Remaugenz, 1761

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm The aim of this game was to introduce new players to Die Kriegskunst, so we kept the forces very small – just a brigade-sized force per side. The premise was that while French engineers were desperately trying to prepare a bridge for demolition, a mixed force of line infantry,

The Battle of Quatre Bras, 1815

The Napoleonic Wars, Republic to Empire, 28mm There’s always something spectacular about large “Napoleonic” games, where the table groans under the weight of the lead. Well, this was one of them. The excuse was the playtesting by ther Edinburgh club of the forthcoming Republic to Empire rules. The plan was to refight the Battle of

Beyond the Khyber Pass, 1919

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm This was a Colonial game with a difference – a merger of a typical “North-West Frontier” game with “Back of Beyond”, our long running campaign system for the Russian Civil War. In this scenario, a small Bolshevik expeditionary force was attempting to cross Afghanistan and

The Drive on Zaragosa, 1936

Spanish Civil War, Guerra Civil Actions, 20mm  A colonial game we’d planned was cancelled at the last minute, so instead we returned to Spain, as we’ve been tinkering with the Guerra Civil actions rules, to try to make them work a little better. Well, actually Bill Gillchrist was rules tinkering, while the rest of us