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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for November 2015

The Battle of Pavia, 1525

The Italian Wars, Pike & Shotte, 28mm We called this game Pavia because it was loosely based on the Battle of Pavia, but really it should be Pavia Light, as  only the general proportions of troops and dispositions were the same as in the real battle. This game had no walled city, no French siegeworks

The Gangs of Nowhereville, 1929

Misc., Gangsters, Legends of the Old West, 28mm This weekend I was up in Kirriemuir in the north-eastern corner of Scotland, to take part in the League of Gentlemen Wargamers’ weekend. We meet up about three times a ear, and at least one game is a “silly” one. This was it. Each of the dozen

The Opening Moves of Jutland, 1916

The Great War at Sea, Fleet Action Imminent, 1/2400 scale This was a non-game for a couple of reasons. First of all, our nice sea mat was still with Martin from Warbases, who very kindly transported it to Antwerp and back for us.  So, we played the game out on a standard blue-painted club table,

Crisis 2015, Antwerp

At the start of November we flew over to Belgium, to put on a game at Crisis. I love this show. Its held on a Saturday – the first one in November – in a great hangar of a warehouse building on the banks of the River Schelde, on the northern edge of Antwerp. We