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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for January 2013

The Red Factory, 1919

The Great War, Setting the East Ablaze!, 28mm Last year, Partizan Press/Caliver Books produced Setting the East Ablaze, an update of Chris Peers’ Back of Beyond/Contemptible Little Armies rules. We decided to give them a go, and for our game we used Colin Jack’s figures for the German Revolution of 1918-19, augmented by a few

Battle of Shubra Khit, 1798

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm This was the second game using Chris Henry’s figures this month. Usually he has a band practice on Thursdays, but his bass player is also an accountant, and January is his “busy time”. With Chris at a loose end, we grabbed this opportunity to play with his Bonaparte in

Battle for Caesar Romagnus, 540AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm I’m on a slight Dark Age kick at the moment, encouraged by others at the club, who have been playing Dux Britanniorum since late last year, when the rules first came out. I got a chance to join in this week, taking over part of a British army, which

The Battle of Silly, 1692

Misc., The War of the Grand Alliance, Pike & Shotte, 28mm There actually is a place called Silly in Flanders, to the south-east of Brussels, near the town of Ath. Anyway, it seemed like a good name for this fictitious little battle. We played it to try out Warlord’s Pike & Shotte for the War