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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for June 2011

The Battle of Gebora, 1811

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm This Black Powder game was a Peninsular War clash between the Spanish and the French. With a great sense of civitas, the game was selflessly organised and umpired by Bill Gilchrist. Just like the game the previous week, it was played in order to test out a few house

Song, Borneo, 1963

Modern Wars (Borneo Confrontation), Force on Force, 28mm Both Dougie Trail and I have been building up modern forces based around the excellent new Force on Force rules, published by Osprey. Dougie has been concentrating on the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-79), while I’ve been working on the Borneo Confrontation (1962-66). Force on Force games are

The Battle of the Alma, 1854

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, Republic to Empire, 28mm About two or three times a year I take part in a League of Gentleman Wargamers game, a fancy name for what is essentially a group of gamers who get together for a weekend to refight a battle. These games are usually pretty big, and this one was

The Sanyati Valley, Rhodesia, 1972

Modern Wars (Rhodesia), Force on Force, 28mm While I’ve been painting up modern figures for the Borneo Confrontation, Dougie has been beating his own path through the bush of Rhodesia. This small skirmish was another “testing the rules out” clash using the new Force on Force rules. Hid did a great job painting the lovely

The Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, 1781

The American War of Independence, British Grenadier, 28mm This small game was staged in Orkney, largely to christen some of my new AWI units, including the Volunteers of Ireland. Everyone needs a sacrificial Irish unit in their army… The real battle was fought outside Camden in April 1781.The American Rebels were trying to drive the