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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.

 

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Horse & Musket Periods

The Supply Column, North-West Frontier, 1897

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, The Men Who Would Be Kings, 28mm I missed last week’s club night thanks to another engagement, so I didn’t get my game fix. To remedy this, I was planning to run a small colonial game with Mr. Babbage – the solitaire system that came with the rules. Halfway through though,

The Rearguard at Driburg, 1758

The Seven Years War, Post of Honour, 28mm With just Sean 2 and I this week due to funerals and sports events, we played a game at my place rather than the club. That made sense as otherwise it’s a 30 mile round trip for both of us. He had to act as a taxi

The Battle of Dalheim,1758

The Seven Years War, Post of Honour, 28mm With just two of us this week, and as we both live near each other, a half hour’s drive from the wargame club, we decided to stage a game at my place. When asked, Sean 2 opted for the Seven Years War, as he hadn’t gamed that

The Cavalry Battle of Gülden-Gossa 1813

The Napoleonic Wars, Shadow of the Eagles, 28mm This game was dictated by the fact that I picked up more boxes of cavalry than anything else. So, unsurprisingly we decided to stage a largely cavalry clash,  which would take place near the village of Gülden-Gossa, to the south of Leipzig. On 16 October, during the

The Battle of Büren 1759

The Seven Years War, Post of Honour, 28mm This week we continued our try-out of Post of Honour, the free SYW rules from Keith Flint. As they’re very similar to Keith’s Napoleonic set Shadow of the Eagles which we use, then the learning curve” is pretty minimal. Still, there are a few differences, and we

The Encounter at Grantsheim, 1758

The Seven Years War, Post of Honour, 28mm This was something of a blast from the past. For starters, the scenario came from a wargaming classic – Charles Grant (Senior)’s The War Game, published in 1971. It was just a small game between Sean and I, just a reinforced brigade a side, and I chose

Attack on the Siege Train, 1758

The Seven Years War, Post of Honour, 28mm I missed the last couple of games due to to Covid striking the club. Fortunately I managed to squeeze in a small Seven Years War game at home this weekend, as a way of trying out the rules before next Thursday’s club game. Post of Honour is

The Battle of Raisagrod, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Shadow of the Eagles, 28mm The idea of this little game came from a “tabletop teaser” published in an old copy of Battlegames magazine. Unusually the author wasn’t Charles S. grant, but his son Charlie. In this one, the 6×4 foot table was dominated by two small Russian hamlets and a farm.

Bridging the Mohawk, 1756

The French & Indian War, Rebels  and Patriots, 28mm This week it was just Sean and I, so he opted for a French & Indian Wars game. I got to choose the scenario though, which involved the French building a bridge across the Mohawk River, so they could bring their big guns into action against

The Oswego Valley, 1756

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm At long last. I haven’t been to a “League of Gentlemen Wargamers” weekend since Covid first reared its head. This weekend though, ended that drought. As usual we gathered in Kirriemuir near Dundee – a long ferry trip and a short drive away for me –

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