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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for January 2014

The Vandalia Raid, 1756

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This week I went along to the Edinburgh club and brought my French & Indian toys with me. The game that followed was a multi-player skirmish, with the French attacking a peaceful farming community in Vandalia (my semi-fictitious English colony), and a British garrison marching to the

Jupiter Beach, 1944

The Second World War, Bolt Action, 28mm This Thursday there wasn’t anything I fancied playing at the club, so I popped round to Hugh Wilson’s place instead. Every second Thursday Hugh lays on a game, and this week it was Normandy. I don’t go to Hugh’s games every time – that would be disloyal to

Karpati Airdrij, 1944

The Second World War, Rapid Fire, 20mm First off, let me thank Bart Zynda for these pictures, as I had a senior moment and forgot my camera. I didn’t have a game planned this week, and simply turned up at the Edinburgh club clutching dice and a tape measure. Colin Jack was kind enough to

The Battle of Hanau, 1813

The Napoleonic War, Black Powder, 28mm The Edinburgh club is still on its seasonal hiatus, so Bill Gilchrist invited a few of us along to play a game in his wargames room – or garage. We refought the Battle of Hanau (30 October 1813), where the Bavarians tried to block Napoleon’s withdrawal back to France