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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for February 2009

Suffolk, Virginia Colony, 1645

English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm I suppose you could describe this game as a walk in the woods. The loose premise was that by 1645, the English Civil War had spilled over into the American colonies. Two neighbouring towns in Virginia had declared for different sides – Norfolk for the Royalists, and Suffolk

Action at Skipwith, 1643

English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm Unlike the previous week’s “Very British Civil War” game, this was the proper Civil War – a small clash between a couple of Parliamentarian and Royalist regiments, supported by a small body of horse. We hadn’t played with these rules for a while, and the prospect of plastic

Shotley Colliery, 1938

A Very British Civil War, The Great War, 28mm This was another profoundly silly game, based on the alternative history “Third English Civil War” in 1938. (see links below for details). The game revolved around the Durham Miners, who rebelled against King and Country, and therefore had to be taught a lesson. The “lesson” was

Hill 881 North, Khe Sanh, 1967

Modern Wars (Vietnam), Vietnam Skirmish Rules, 28mm This probably wasn’t my finest wargaming moment. We were wondering what to play, and someone mentioned we hadn’t played a Vietnam game for a while. There’s probably a good reason for that – skirmish games are never particularly satisfying, and apart from the chance to put cool toys