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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Early Periods

The Clash at Everton, 1643

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm I’ve been remiss. Trips away and work  got in the way of wargaming, and of posting games. My apologies, and I’ll do better, I promise! This clash was a renewal of the fictitious fight between the Royalist Earl of Doncaster (Sean) and his Parliamentarian counterpart the

Setback on the Scaldis, 57 BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm I missed out on a game last week as I had a veterans’ meeting, but this week we were back, and off to modern-day Belgium. This encounter game was set near Ghent, on the small Narkin River, a tributary of the Schelde, or the Scaldis in Roman times. A

The Fondue Pass, 1428

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm My apologies for not posting sooner,. It’s been ages. Gaming has suffered due to high winds closing roads and causeways, snow, and then car trouble. Still, things are slowly returning to normal. As I couldn’t get to the club, this little Hundred Years War game was played at

The Battle of Thornton Church, 1644

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm By popular demand we returned to the English Civil War this week. For once though, we didn’t game our continued feud between the fictitious earls of Rotherham and Doncaster. Instead, because Sean 2 wanted his pet Sealed Knot reenactment regiment on the table, we based them

The Battle of Tungrorum, 54 BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm It’s been ages since we  played an Ancients game, so .. by popular acclaim, I give you this small but decisive scrap, set near Tongeren, in the north-east corner of modern-day Belgium. In this little fracas, Sean 1 played the Gallic ruler Picanmix, while Sean 2 was the

The Battle of Hatfield Chase 1644

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm We returned to Yorkshire this week, and the continued struggle between the Earl of Doncaster and the Earl of Rotherham. This small set piece battle was set a few miles east of Doncaster.  I say set piece, ’cause both sides had small, matched forces. My alter

Clash at Beaugency, 1429

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm I hadn’t played these rules for a while. Since then I’ve expanded my armies – mainly the under-strength French one – and of course a new version of the rules came out. They’re the ones we used for this game – Lion Rampant 2. To be honest there

The Ambush at Balbeggie, 1567

Mary Queen of Scots’ Wars, The Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm It’s been a while since we’ve gamed this period. So, we returned to the Marian Civil War in 16th century Scotland, and a skirmish between forces loyal to the Queen let by the Earl of Rothes (Sean 2) and forces in rebellion against her, under the

The Battle of Conisbrough 1644

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm We’re back in South Yorkshire, for another instalment ion our fictitious clash for the county. In this one, both the Earl of Doncaster’s Royalists and the Earl of Rotherham’s Parliamentarians were in the field, and clashed near Conisbrough, midway between the two towns. This was just

The Battle of Witham Hill, 1643

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm The two Seans wanted an English Civil War game this week, but we kept it small as time was short. As there were three of us, then two had to be on one side. Both Seans opted for the Royalists, I prefer the Parliamentarians, so that

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