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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for December 2011

Castello Mendo, 1810

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm Our last game of the year was a Peninsular affair, with the British, Portuguese and Spanish defending, and the French assaulting their positions – or trying to. I say French, but one of the two attacking infantry divisions was a Bavarian one. I know they never really appeared in

The Battle of Borodino, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, General de Brigade, 28mm A few of us from the Edinburgh club were invited to take part in a refight of Borodino, laid on by the Leuchars Wargames Club. Leuchars is about 50 miles north of Edinburgh, close to the university town of St. Andrews. I’d already lent my Russian army for

Collonowska, 1920

The Great War, Contemptible Little Armies, 28mm With Angus away in Orkney for a few days, this game report is brought to you by Bill Gilchrist. The rather unusual game was set in Silesia in the aftermath of the First World War – a hotbed of national and political fervour. So, while it isn’t a

Rearguard at Polotsk, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm This week we used a scenario from Charles S. Grant’s Scenarios for Wargames (WRG 1980), an old staple when we can’t think of a scenario for ourselves. This one was based around the retreat from Moscow in 1812. Please excuse the lack of snow – we didn’t have a