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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for January 2011

The Battle of the Buoys, 1941

WWII Naval, General Quarters, 1/2400 scale A planned French Revolutionary War game didn’t happen because the French commander was feeling poorly, so instead Dougie and I played a quick Second World War naval game – a clash of destroyers. The real battle of the Kerkennah Bank (aka “The Battle of the Buoys) was fought off

Flank Attack at Mojtijo, 1811

The Napoleonic Wars, General de Brigade, 28mm When we don’t have time to dream up a scenario, or can’t think what to do, we dip into Charles S. Grant’s Scenarios for Wargamers (1970), looking for inspiration. Dougie had been painting up French cavalry, and was eager to give them an airing, so we chose this

Littau, 1758

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm AS I was coming in late from the London plane, I was little more than an observer in this Seven Years War game. It was fought out between Dougie and “Dax” on a small 6×4 table game to give Dax an idea of the rules. Dax supplied the

Houffalize, 1914

The Great War, Contemptible Little Armies, 28mm Due to yet another baby crisis Dougie failed to show up this week, so instead I joined in a First World War game staged by Colin Jack. Colin’s lime-green table, buildings from a mix of regions, and troops with shiny varnish all had a lovely “old school”, reminiscent