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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Bundlewitz, 1759

Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm

This was more of a playtest than a game. We’re still tinkering with factors for Die Kriegskunst, the Seven Years War version of General de Brigade that we’re working on. I learned a few things – Commanders in Chief rated “Incompetent” have a hard time getting an army moving – especially a Russian one.DSCF0967I also learned that frontal cavalry charges uphill against formed veteran infantry isn’t a particularly good idea. However, although my cavalry were well and truly beaten, my co-commander managed to work his Russian infantry brigade onto the ridge, and break the Prussian position.DSCF0971Another lesson was that incompetent brigadiers shouldn’t try to change their orders – they’ll land up retiring off the table. Finally I learned that Cossacks might look very pretty, but you can’t rely on them when the going gets tough. They couldn’t even ride down a skirmish screen of Frei Korps hiding behind a hedge!DSCF0977


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