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Archives for May 2011

Partizan, 2011

Misc., Wargame Shows, Newark I didn’t get to the show this year, as I was stuck up in Orkney, but a group travelled south from Edinburgh, and Colin Jack sent me these pictures.My favourite by far is the Abyssinian Campaign game with the Italians facing hordes of spear-wielding locals, but the Zulu-looking colonial game looked

LZ Bird, An Khe, 1966

Modern Wars (Vietnam), Force on Force, 28mm The publication of the new Force on Force modern rules by Osprey has caused quite a stir in the Edinburgh club, and several of the guys are planning to use them to game all sorts of conflicts, from Korea to modern Afghanistan, with the most popular being Rhodesia

The Grand Review Battle, 1910

Pre-Dreadnought Naval, Perfidious Albion, 1/1200 Something’s wrong. This was the second incredibly silly multi-player game in two weeks. In fact, both games were remarkably similar – multi-national contingents all battling it out for no apparent reason. The premise – a very loose one – was that a major European war broke out during a multi-national

The Lost City of Zimpoopoo, 1890

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, Darkest Africa, In the Heart of Africa, 28mm Regular readers of this website will know by now that my wargaming friend Colin Jack rarely puts on sensible games. While others field Seven Years War Prussians or Napoleonic French, Colin delights in the obscure, the colourful and the downright ridiculous. This week’s

Carronade, 2011

Misc., Wargame Shows, Falkirk On Saturday 7th May the Falkirk Wargame Club staged Carronade, their annual one-day show. Unlike wargame shows in the States, British ones tend to be one-day affairs, but otherwise they follow a similar format, with traders, demonstration and participation games, and the chance to talk wargaming with like-minded geeks. The traders