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The Action at Burkersdorf, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm With two of our usual crowd off doing other things, Sean (1) and I were left to entertain ourselves at the club this week. I was surprised when, given the choice of a whole range of periods, he opted for this one. He tells me he likes the period,

Le Hameau de Bérigny, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm For the second week in a row my car is in the garage, waiting for the mechanic to get cracking. So, as I couldn’t make it to the club, Sean 2  kindly offered to pop out for a Sunday evening game. He’d never played Chain of Command

The Battle of Trautenau, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm With my car in the garage I wasn’t able to get in to the wargame club. So instead, Sean 2 came round for a game – he lives a few miles away. As I couldn’t be bothered getting my full 6×4 foot table out, I set out the game

Attack on the Hauptkampflinie 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm This was the third scenario of our Operation Martlet “pint-sized campaign”. The last two saw the British 49th Infantry Division push into the Normandy village of Fonyenay-le-Pesnel, driving back the forward outposts of the 12th SS Panzer Division. Now, the advance units of the Royal Scots Fusiliers

Encounter at Djebel Alem Hamza 1941

The Second World War, Blitzkrieg Commander, 6mm This was a game with quite a few firsts in it. For starters, it was the first game laid on and run by Nick since he came to Orkney. Thanks, Nick, for stepping up to the plate! Second, it was my first 6mm game for the best part

The Battle of Vionville, 1870

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm We rarely play the same period twice in a row, except when we’re trying to learn or re-acquaint ourselves with a set of rules. This was the case here. For last week’s 1866 game I forgot the playsheets listing the European amendments to the rules. So, we decided to

The Assault on Knischnitz, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm It’s been a while since we last delved into this colourful period. The last time we were trying out Piquet’s Field of Battle. This time though, we returned to what is probably my favourite rules set for the period – Fire & Fury. While these are for the American

Pushing on into Fontenay, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm We returned to our Chain of Command pint-sized campaign this week – “Operation Martlet”. This was the second scenario, called “Pushing On”. Essentially it saw a platoon of the Royal Scots Fusiliers moving deeper into the Normandy village of Fontenay-le-Pesnel. We fought Scenario 1 “Probe into Fontenoy”

Probe into Fontenay, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm A few weeks ago, Sean and I agreed to embark on a “pint-sized campaign” for Chain of Command. We settled on Operation Martlet, set in Normandy, and this was the first scenario. On the day though, as there were just three of us, Nick took charge of

Tank Clash at Rogachev, 1944

The Second World War, What a Tanker!, 15mm (1/100 scale) This week we held our AGM, which inevitably sucked up some time. It all went fairly smoothly though;  Lindsay was re-elected as Madam Chair, Gyles as Treasurer, while I managed to slope off my Secretarial responsibilities to young Chris. We also adopted a constitution for

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