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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for October 2014

Elviña, 1810

The Napoleonic Wars, General de Brigade, 28mm I suppose this game could be described as a “bathtub Corunna”. It was based loosely on a scenario in Charles S. Grant’s Scenarios for Wargames, but we scaled it down a lot, as we wanted something we could finish in a couple of hours, played out on an

Newthorpe, 1643

The English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm We were in the wilds of Northamptonshire this week, for a small scale battle (or large scale skirmish) set during the Civil War. This is something of a problem, as I only have a Parliamentarian army. We solved this little problem by dividing it in two –

Clash off Cape Passero, Mediterranean 1940

Second World War Naval, General Quarters 3, 1/2400 scale We were all at sea this week. I haven’t played a Second World War naval game for the best part of three years – since Dougie Trail moved south, and took his Italian fleet with him. About a year ago I borrowed them back, as part

El Fuq, Syria, 1941

The Second World War, Bolt Action, 28mm This week, I signed up for a game with Colin Jack, down in the Edinburgh club. His games are often a little “niche”, and this was no exception. It was a Bolt Action skirmish game, set in Syria in June 1941. The small fictional Syrian town of El