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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for August 2009

Berlin, 1919

The Great War, The German Revolution,  Contemptible Little Armies, 28mm I have to say, I was more of an observer in this game than a participant, as I was waylaid at the Book Festival, and only appeared once things were underway. Still, Dave and Sam Marks were on hand to take the part of the

Saint-Martin-de-Sallen, 1944

The Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 15mm Edinburgh in August is a little crazy, what with the Edinburgh Festival, the Fringe and the Book Festival all taking place at the same time. Strange things happen. For a start, I didn’t have a proper game to play, so I was reduced to playing one with 15mm

Cowpai, 1857

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, Honour & Fortune, 28mm The Indian Mutiny hasn’t had an airing for over a year, hence this game. We also wanted to experiment with the rules we use. Our standard set (a variant of a Chris Peers system) never really reflected this very quirky period, while another rules set – Sepoy

The Battle of Paltzig, 1758

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm We decided to refight Paltzig (1759), a fair sized engagement between the Prussians and the Russians. We included it as one of the scenarios in Die Kriegskunst. The Russians were on the defensive, and the Prussians attacked the right flank of the Russian line. Actually, the Russian army

Claymore 2009

Misc., Wargames Show, Edinburgh This year, Edinburgh’s Claymore show was in a new venue – Telford College – a much nicer place than the crowded old low-ceilinged bunker of Meadowbank Stadium. Here people had space, and the show was much better for it. There was a dedicated Bring n’ Buy area, two show halls (the