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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for May 2015

The Battle of Aliartos, 86 BC

The Roman World,  To the Strongest,  28mm This week we were off to Greece, to try out a new set of Ancient rules. To the Strongest are certainly different. For starters players don’t use tape measures or dice. Instead the tabletop is divided into unobtrusive squares, and cards are drawn to decide activation and to

The Battle of Soltau, 1519

The Italian Wars, Pike & Shotte, 28mm Yes, I know this isn’t really an Italian Wars game as the battle was fought over the mountains in Southern Germany, but the time period is right, so it’s getting lumped in with the goings on in Italy. I can’t say I’d heard of the Battle of Soltau until

Stallaponen, East Prussia, 1914

The Great War, Setting the East Ablaze, 28mm In October the AB1 group I’m part of is running a big weekend-long Back of Beyond game. The plan is to use the Setting the East Ablaze! rules, which are a revamped version of Chris Peers’ Contemptible Little Armies.  We wanted to run a game, just so

Carronade 2015

Misc., Wargame Shows, Falkirk Here are a few pictures form the Falkirk show. My favourite game was the Vietnam one pictured above, but there were lots of nice games on display. this Sudan one from the Iron Brigade was a real work of art…The First Battle of S. Albans by (I think) Steve Rimmer from