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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Archives for February 2022

Tank Clash at Rogachev, 1944

The Second World War, What a Tanker!, 15mm (1/100 scale) This week we held our AGM, which inevitably sucked up some time. It all went fairly smoothly though;  Lindsay was re-elected as Madam Chair, Gyles as Treasurer, while I managed to slope off my Secretarial responsibilities to young Chris. We also adopted a constitution for

El Pueblo al Frente, 1937

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This week we were off to sunny Spain, for a small Chain of Command skirmish. For this, Sean provided the Nationalist Banda Nacional platoon, while I brought my platoon of the Republican Ejercito Popular (EPR). For once I didn’t field these as International Brigaders, despite the flag.

Action off Cape Palos, 1805

The Age of Fighting Sail, Far Distant Ships, 1/1200 scale Last Trafalgar Day we played a Napoleonic era fleet action using Osprey’s Fighting Sail rules. I thought they were quite fun and fast to play, but  I  had quite a few reservations about them. The amendments posted on the rules’ Facebook page helped, but they

A Trip to the Borkenberg, AD 26

The Roman World, Infamy, Infamy!, 28mm The last time I played Infamy, Infamy! I drank so much gin I barely remember what happened. This time though, I stayed firmly on the wagon. I missed the regular club game this week, but fortuitously my London-based wargaming pal Dave was up in Orkney, and I managed to