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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for April 2014

Shefa Amr, 1098

The Age of Chivalry, Saga, 28mm This week Alan Bruce decided to lay on a Saga game, using his First Crusade figures. Two of us – Joe and Gyles – hadn’t tried Saga before, so I was curious what they’d make of the rules. Actually, the rules themselves are simple. What really makes Saga are

Salute, 2014

Misc., Wargame Shows, London My camera was playing up at Salute (the batteries ran out and I couldn’t find replacements), so I only took a few pictures during the show. I even managed to miss some of the most spectacular display games, including a breathtaking D-Day table.Still, I managed to bump into old friends, made

Hubertise Farm, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm The burgeoning little group of wargamers in Orkney was reduced to two this week, thanks to courses, interviews and work commitments. So, I ran a small Chain of Command game, to show newcomer Gyles what the rules were all about. The game was a straightforward platoon encounter,