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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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La Pâturage Vert, Saint-Lô, 1944

The Second World War, Chain of Command, 28mm I asked Sean what he fancied playing this week, and he opted for a World War 2 game using Chain of Command. So, that’s what we did. He’d be running late, so we started without him, with Nick opting to be the Americans, in Sean’s stead. This

Encounter at Gubanovka, 1943

The Second World War, Iron Cross, 10mm We fancied a ‘treadfest’ this week, and that’s exactly what we got! Sean and I (with some help from Aly) staged a small 10mm game set on the Eastern Front, shortly after Kursk. Sean took the Soviets, which left me with Das Reich. The game was played out

The Battle of Iuka 1862

The American Civil War, Brigade Fire & Fury, 28mm  For a while now, I’ve been building up units for the American Civil War. At first I was just doing Union troops, but when ‘Sean 2’ moved away with his Confederates I had to raise them too. This was their first outing. Sean (formerly ‘Sean 1’)

The Saving of Samarkand, 1920

The Back of Beyond, The Men Who Would Be Kings, 28mm Hurrah! With Spring almost upon us it was time for the first ‘League of Gentlemen Wargamers’ get-together of the year! that involves a weekend in Kirriemuir (just an hour’s drive from the ferry port at Aberdeen), a large game, and a chance to catch

The Defence of Raussenitz, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm This week it was just Sean and I, and with another gale in the offing we scaled down the game, so I could make it home before the blast. The other reason we wanted to keep it small was that we were trying out a new edition of the

The Battle of Buka, 1920

The Back of Beyond, The Men Who Would Be Kings, 28mm With yet another week when we couldn’t game in Kirkwall, Sean 2 came out to the house for a game here. We’d been planning a large Back of Beyond game the previous day in the club’s all-day event. When this couldn’t happen, we decided

Frontier Clash at Kaakha, 1920

The Back of Beyond, The Men Who Would be Kings, 28mm This week’s game saw the inauguration of Sean 2’s new battle mat, which for obvious reasons was duly dubbed “the mould mat”. So, apologies if these pictures look a little – er – garish! Anyway, this saw a three-cornered contest in Tajikistan, close to

The Clash at Knischnitz,1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm We were stuck again. Yet another “hoolie” was blowing, and the Churchill Barriers were closed. So, with a game at the club off the cards, Sean 2 came round for a game in my kitchen instead. As it was so windy we didn’t bother bringing in the 6×4 table

The Stapelburg Position, 1985

Modern Wars, Cold War Commander 2, 1/300 scale  This week – like I do every month – I had to miss a club night, due to a veterans’ meeting, the RNA. Fortunately, this month Sean 2 stepped up to the plate, and offered to do the blog, reporting on the game the two Seans played

First Clash at Soskovo 1943

The Second World War, Iron Cross, 10mm I called this meeting engagement “first clash” because that’s exactly what it was – the first tabletop encounter in a new project. Recently, Sean 2 and I decided to collect some World War 2 toys in 10mm, as we’d enjoyed our recent Arab-Israeli games in the scale. The

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