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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Horse & Musket Periods

The Battle of Güllestreuer, 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm I didn’t go to the club this week as I had a meeting in town, but fortunately Sean 2 came out for a game over the weekend. He wanted to use his newly-completed brigade of Prussians, and so I was happy to oblige. the game was a

The Battle of Leipzig, 1813

The Napoleonic Wars, Waiting for Bonaparte, 28mm At the weekend I boarded the overnight ferry to Aberdeen, then drove down to Kirriemuir, to take part in the latest League of Gentlemen Wargamers game. A couple of times a year the town’s Girl Guide hut is taken over by a group of ageing me, playing with

Engagement of Emsdorf, 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This week’s game was loosely based on the Battle of Emsdorf, fought in July 1760 in the western theatre. We took some liberties to fit it into a club night game, and replaced some units with others – mainly to fit in Sean 2’s new brigade of

The Bridge at Ariechavna 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, The Shadow of the Eagles, 28mm This week’s game was chosen after a message from Keith Flint, the author of these rules (and Honours of War, or Seven Years War set). Keith and his wife were holidaying in Orkney, and he asked if he could meet up. We were delighted to oblige,

The Abenaki Village 1759

The French & Indian Wars, Rebels and Patriots, 28mm This was going to be a three-cornered game, and turned into a four player one. Newcomer Tom appeared, and was duly made the chief of the Abenaki village of Muddisquoi. the idea was, the French and the British were gearing up for a new season of

The Battle of Kutsdorf 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm With only two of us available for a game this week, we skipped the club, and instead we gamed at my place over the weekend. As Sean 2 has now finished the second of his Prussian battalions, we staged a small game which involved them, along with

The Battle of Krefeld 1758

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This week we did something a little different. As an Easter treat the wargame club hired the hall for all of Saturday. So, this gave us the chance to play a larger game than on a normal club night, where you only have about three hours of

The Battle of Tschasniki 1812

The Napoleonic War, Shadow of the Eagles, 28mm With just Sean 1 and I available for a game this week, and as he wanted to play a Napoleonic game, we scaled things back. This clash involved a small mixed division per side of six infantry battalions, in two small brigades. They were supported by a

The Battle of Kleiner Zweighugel, 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This was another week when due to work our usual foursome was reduced t just two. Again, as we both lived near each other, 15 miles from the town, we decided to game in my kitchen rather than go into the club. So, as Sean 2 is

Assaulting Schoktau Ridge 1758

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm We missed last week’s club game de to the weather – getting into town involves crossing storm-lashed causeways – The Churchill Barriers. So, Sean 2 and I made up for this by having a wee game at my place. We opted for a Seven Years War clash.

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