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Archives for July 2009

Ambush on the Mansfield Road, 1643

The English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm This little English Civil War game was loosely based on Charles S. Grant’s “wagon train” scenario – an old wargaming staple. The idea is that a small Royalist column had to make its way across the table to deliver supplies to a beleaguered garrison – in this

Aksha, 1921

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm We were due another “Back of Beyond” game, and for a change this one was set near the border between Mongolia and North-Western China, rather than in southern Central Asia – our usual “Back of Beyond” region. The game saw a Chinese warlord’s

Battle of the Mohawk, 1776

The American War of Independence, Loose Files &  American Scramble, 28mm This small American War of Independence game was designed to try out Loose Files & American Scramble, a set of rules produced many years ago by – I think – Andy Callan, and printed in Wargames Illustrated. Anyway, Bill Gilchrist has just bought two complete

Ardalsfjord, 1940

WWII Naval, General Quarters, 1/1200 scale This very pretty game was all down to Kevan Gunn, who not only supplied the ships, but he built the fjords. its all part of his own pet project – refighting the Narvik campaign in several scales, and on land, sea and air. I know – it all sounds

The Bend of the Don, 1942

The Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm This hard-fought little battle involved a German combined-arms attack against a hastily-formed Soviet defensive position, and was set somewhere near Millerovo, in the bend of the River Don, during the German advance on Stalingrad. the Russians had two defensive layers – a lightly held outer band consisting of