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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for July 2014

The Battle of Orchomenos, 88BC

The Roman World, Crusader Ancient Rules, 28mm While I have a couple of Ancient armies (Late Republican Roman and Mithraditic Pontic) this isn’t really a major period for me. Its one I return to now and then when I want something different. Well, Orkney wargamer Joe had been wanting to play an Ancients game for

Leipowitz, Saxony, 1757

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm This was another “teaser” from Scenarios for Wargames – a real classic. The wagon train scenario has been refought many times, and pictures of one of my games (using the very same wagons) was published in Charles S’ Grant’s Wargamers’ Companion. Anyway, in this little game we decided

Advance on Catania, 1943

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm By popular demand we staged a Chain of Command game this week, and for a change we set it in Sicily. This was largely because Alan Bruce wanted to use his Italians – two  squads of Bersaglieri backed up by some armour and heavy weapons. We supported