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Unfortunately, new Covid restrictions mean the Orkney club won’t re-open until 20th January. So, watch this space!

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The Hindu Bagh, 1895

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, The Men Who Would Be Kings, 28mm As we hadn’t played a colonial game for a while we visited the North-West Frontier this evening. The game involved a powerful British Imperial force driving up the Zhob Valley, in an attempt top capture the fort at Hindu Bagh. It had been held

Duracelle’s Battery, 1758

The French & Indian War, Rebels and Patriots, 28mm This week, as Sean requested it, we played a French & Indian War game. As there were just three of us we opted for a scenario where there was a disparity in numbers. In the rules, one scenario involves an attack on an artillery battery, with

The Battle of Wiedenbrück, 1757

The Seven Years War, Field of Battle, 28mm This was another in our recent games where we try to get our collective heads around Piquet’s Field of Battle rules. Our last 28mm foray was into the Napoleonic era, but for this we moved it back into the Seven Years War. It was a small clash

The Battle of Chashniki, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Field of Battle, 28mm This week’s game was a continuation of our dabbling in Piquet – Field of Battle. So, it was very much a learning curve game, with Mally and I commanding the French on one side, while Sean and newcomer Graham played the Russians. It was loosely based on the

The Combat at St. Ulrich, 1757

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This is going to be the last game played at my house for a while. The wargame club is re-opening next week, so weekly games are back on the agenda! Hurrah! By general consent, this week’s game was a Seven Years War one, a small clash set

The Klein-Künitz race, 1813

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm We settled on a Napoleonic game this week, but it had to be a fairly small one, as we’re still playing on a 6×4 foot table in my kitchen parlour. The scenario was adapted from one in the late Stuart Asquith’s Scenarios for All Ages, but as his was

Crossing the Berezina, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm I got the chance to stage a game at very short notice, thanks to a small window in the lockdown restrictions. My friend Gyles fancied a Napoleonic game, and wanted to field his new Saxons. Lindsay wanted to play, but had to do so virtually thanks to Covid restrictions.

Bridging the Oswego, 1756

The French & Indian Wars, Rebels and Patriots, 28mm With Orkney under the fairly light Level 1 – Light of Covid restrictions, we were finally able to stage a game, albeit one played out according to the still fairly restrictive rules. So, we’re able to manage one game every two weeks now, which is a

Probing the Lines, Saint-Quentin, 1814

The Napoleonic Wars, General d’Armee, 28mm Well, this was a red letter day. It was my first game since lockdown began. Huzzah! Actually, it wasn’t a full-one game – just a small “learning curve” one, played out on the dining table. Still, to get my toys out, and to shuffle lead with real people (well,

Lockdown Painting 1

The French & Indian Wars – Update I know things have been a bit slow lately. I haven’t been to a wargame club since mid-March – over four months. No games at home either, thanks to lockdown. So, all I can do is paint, and work on my various projects.So, here’s a little run-through of

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