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Archives for September 2011

Bridge over the Burro, 1811

The Napoleonic Wars, General de Brigade, 28mm This fictitious little Peninsular  game , with a couple of brigades a side was set around a bridge in Spain – a crossing over an important river. The British had seized the bridge during the night, but the bridgehead was poorly-defended, with just two battalions of foot and

Kolinsky, 1757

The Seven Years War, Black Powder, 28mm We called this engagement the Battle of Kolinsky, as it was largely based on the Battle of Kolin (1757), only we used Russians rather than Austrians. You all know the set-up at Kolin – the Austrians (Russians) set up on a ridge, and the Prussians deployed off the

The Drive on Mga, 1941

The Second World War, Rapid Fire, 20mm This week, for the want of something better to do, the chaps decided to invade Russia. The game was set in October 1941, during Operation Barbarossa. Army Group North was approaching Leningrad, and had already encircled the landward side of the city. General Zhukov, commanding the Leningrad Front

Durham Ridge, 1941

The Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 12mm This small game was played out in Orkney, between Angus and his oppo Mark. This was Mark’s first post-Napoleonic game, so I let him have the good guys, while I commanded the Nazis. The scenario was set at the time of Operation Brevity, in mid-May 1941. “D Company”