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Archives for October 2009

The Battle of Lannoy, 1793

The Napoleonic Wars, The French Revolutionary War, Napoleon, 28mm The aim of this little game was to try out a new set of rules – Napoleon – from Wargames Foundry. Our resident rules lawyer Bill Gilchrist posted a review of them on this site, but we were keen to try them out first hand. Unfortunately, Bill

The Battle of Reidseltz, 1870

Bismarck’s Wars, 1870, 10mm This was another game laid on by Gerry Henry, using figures from his vast 10mm late 19th century collection. Of course, you could melt a whole Corps down and still not have enough lead for a decent 28mm battalion, but even the most ardent scales snob has to admit that this

The Dykes of Keltham, 1645

The English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm This was one of those big, spur of the moment pretty games. We’d promised ourselves an English Civil War game, and two gamers (Dave Imrie and Jack Glanville) wanted to use their Covenanters. The rather threadbare scenario we concocted involved a vital supply column, bringing much-needed powder

The Battle of Steinseltz, 1870

Bismarck’s Wars, 1870, 10mm This was rather unusual – a game in a scale I’d never contemplated before (10mm), run as a rules-learning exercise by the incredibly patient Gerry Henry (he of the grey cable-knit cardigan). In this game a French Corps-sized forces defended a line of hills, while a slightly larger Prussian force attacked

The Battle of Cape Esperance, 1942

WWII Naval, General Quarters, 1/1200 scale The original plan was to play an English Civil War game, but as it was cancelled at the last minute we had to come up with something else. In these circumstances we often lay on a naval game, as it involves little effort; less lead to cart around, easy