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Archives for March 2011

King’s Cross, Tobruk, 1941

The Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 12mm While we’ve played a lot of Second World War battles before, this was the inaugural game of a new theatre and a new scale. The scenario (available as a free download at the end of the article) is based on an uncharacteristically hasty German dawn attack on the

The Siege of Haripur, 1857

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, Black Powder, 28mm Well, we couldn’t really call this The Siege of Krishnapur after the J.G. Farrell novel, as the author was very specific about the layout of the place. Instead we opted for a truly fictitious Indian Mutiny siege rather than one based on historical fiction, with an all-out Mutineer attack

Frankenberg, 1758

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst variant, 28mm Rather than using our regular rules Die Kriegskunst as written, this little game was played out on a 6×4 foot table using a some variants Dougie is developing. They haven’t really got much further than the “rules on a postcard” stage, but Cry Havoc and Let Slip the

Operation Market Garden, 1944

The Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm This was another game I missed, as I was stuck up in Orkney rather than Kirriemuir, but this weekend my fellow members of the League of Gentlemen Wargamers staged a two day Second World War game, loosely based on the drive towards Arnhem. As I wasn’t there I’ll

The Siege of Hartlepool, 1644

The English Civil War, Very Civil Actions, 28mm An ankle injury meant that I missed this game, so my report is very brief, as the details were relayed second-hand. This was a large English Civil War affair, which centred around the fictitious Siege of Hartlepool, set some time in the spring or early summer of

Acklington, 1938

A Very British Civil War, Triumph & Tragedy, 28mm As I had to be up in Orkney, this game report is brought to you by Colin Jack, who’s enthusiasm for his ficticious “Very British Civil War” – an alternative history take on the aftermath of Edward VIII’s abdication – has led to its development into