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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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La Pont des Soupirs, 1814

The Napoleonic Wars, General de Brigade, 28mm This week the guys in Orkney faced a challenge, culled from the pages of Charles S. Grant’s Scenarios for Wargames (1982). The idea behind “The River Crossing” is simple – one force is trying to expand its bridgehead over a river using locally-sourced boats, while their opponents are

The Dounby Road, 1937

A Very British Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm We haven’t played a Very British Civil War game for more than a year, so we decided it was time for another outing. This time though, we decided to try them with Chain of Command, or preferred Second World War skirmish rules. In fact the rules

The Battle of Bilios, 86BC

The Roman World , Hail Caesar, 28mm This game was set loosely in The Mithraditic Wars of 89-81 BC, and pitted a Late Republican Roman army of two legions against a mixed bag of Mithraditic troops. This really was a mixed bag – while the core of the Mithraditic Pontic army consisted of phalangites in

The Battle of Lendino, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, General de Brigade, 28mm True to my promise to myself, the inaugural game was a big Napoleonic bash, loosely based on Borodino. All the Russians had to do was to hold the roads leading off the table edge until the end of the day. As we started at lunchtime and planned to