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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for December 2015

The Battle of Garigliano, 1503

The Italian Wars, Pike & Shotte, 28mm These days, when we don’t know what else to play at the club, my German friend Michael Schneider suggests a Renaissance game. We’ve played a few of these now, and they always look good, despite Michael’s minimalist approach to scenery. He likes battlefields stripped of ancillary detail –

The Battle of Liliane-Funcken, 1758

Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm Our second December clash using Honours of War was a more straightforward clash than our last game. It saw two reasonably balanced forces line up along opposite sides of an 8×6 foot table, and then get stuck in. In theory there was an objective. there were two villages

The Storming of Fort Washington, 1776

The American War of Independence,  Black Powder, 28mm We recently started playing an American War of Independence game in the Edinburgh club. the whole thing is organised by Michael Schneider, who rather fortuitously has a large matched pair of armies for the period. In the campaign, Jack Glanville is playing the part of the rebel

The Battle of Kutzdorf, 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This week we decided to give the new Osprey Seven Years War rules a go using my French and Michael Schneider’s Hessians. The battle was lifted straight from one of the scenarios in the book – The Battle of Kutzdorf – and saw 2red” force holding two