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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for August 2015

Evercy, Normandy, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm This Thursday I was up in Orkney, arriving after a six hour drive and a one hour ferry crossing. I joined in a game staged by Alan Bruce, with two of the other usual Orkney crowd – Sean and Gyles. I have to say, although I was

Raid on Happy Valley, Ohio 1756

French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This little foray to the frontiers of our North American colonies was a spur of the moment thing. We needed a game, I had all the kit, and so four willing players set to, fighting for a little corner of the American backwoods. I don’t think I’ve ever

Bretteville, Normandy, 1944

Second World War , Chain of Command, 28mm After our Great War game two weeks ago using the prototype of Great CoC, we decided to opt of an everyday game, using the rules as they were written, rather than with Great War amendments. Essentially the aim was familiarisation – both Campbell Hardie and Bill Gilchrist

Clash off Cape Spada, 1570

 Renaissance Galleys, Galleys, Guns & Glory! 1/300 scale   I almost missed the fourth outing of our club’s Renaissance galleys. I’d arranged to play a Seven Years War game, but that fell through due to my opponent’s child-minding problems. So, it was off to sea in my Venetian lanterna. I’m glad really as I really

Claymore 2015

Misc., Wargame Shows, Edinburgh The first Saturday in August my club in Edinburgh runs its annual show – Claymore 2015. We had record attendance this year – something like 800 people through the door, or counting club members, traders and guys laying on games. My role in the festivities was to organise the sponsorship for