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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for August 2012

The Battle of Bishtek, 1920

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm I mentioned to Colin Jack that we hadn’t played a Back of Beyond game for ages, and so he produced this rather bizarre scenario to keep us all entertained. The game involved a clash between the Red Army and the advancing Turks and

The Battle of Nachod, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Field of Battle, 10mm  I wouldn’t say that my pal Gerry “the Vet” Henry is a one trick pony. Oh no. He doesn’t just wargame – he competes in hill rallies in a souped-up Mini, he raises horses which his daughters ride competitively, and he’s extremely well-read. Once can almost forgive him his rabid

Falmouth, 1758

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This game was always going to be a little special. I was up in Orkney, and Dave Ryan from Caliver Books was visiting the island. Also, Peter Marshall was visiting the place, a guy who last wargamed with me when we were both teenagers, in what

Claymore 2012

Misc., Wargame Shows, Edinburgh The longest-running and probably the largest wargame show in Scotland is Claymore, run by the South-East Scotland Wargames Club. I spent a happy day at the show, serving at the front door, meeting old pals, touring the games and buying toys. Here are a few photos from the event, featuring a

Battle of Mierdalona, 1810

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm This game report is brought to you by Dougie Trail: This was a fictional Peninsular Campaign engagement dreamed up by John Glass, who owns a Spanish army. The premise was that after the battle Albuera (16th May) the battered French troops under Marshall Soult were withdrawing to the south.