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A Very British Civil War

The North Aflame, 1936

A Very British Civil War, Bolt Action, 28mm Sometimes you take part in a wargame that involves fast-moving play, with great sweeping advances and moves of strategic or tactical brilliance. Other times, like this weekend, you might have yards and yards of table to play over, but you land up boxed in one little corner,

Clash in Rendall, Orkney, 1936

A Very British Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This week we played a Very British Civil War game, a fictional conflict set in Britain during the late 1930’s. Our version of it is set up here in Orkney, and pits the forces loyal to King Edward VIII against those who have declared for his

The Dounby Road, 1937

A Very British Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm We haven’t played a Very British Civil War game for more than a year, so we decided it was time for another outing. This time though, we decided to try them with Chain of Command, or preferred Second World War skirmish rules. In fact the rules

Gaitnip, Orkney, 1938

A Very British Civil War, Bolt Action, 28mm I was going to play a Second World War skirmish game this week, but Warlord didn’t deliver my Stug in time. North Star and Warlord are next door to each other in Nottingham, but one delivers in two days, the other takes over twelve days and still

The Battle of Scatsa, Shetland, 1938

A Very British Civil War, Homegrown Rules, 28mm In The Very British Civil War guide to the fighting in Scotland it says that; “Shetland occupies a strategic position for shipping between the Atlantic and the North Sea”. I beg to differ. This was written by a Shetlander with an axe to grind, as the barren,

Skirmish at Kirbuster, 1936

A Very British Civil War, Triumph & Tragedy, 28mm I was recently talked into taking on the “Very British Civil War” (VBCW) as a “period”, and I decided to set it in Orkney. After all, the islands are custom-built for a mini-campaign, and it’s always fun fighting over a landscape you know. You can read

Acklington, 1938

A Very British Civil War, Triumph & Tragedy, 28mm As I had to be up in Orkney, this game report is brought to you by Colin Jack, who’s enthusiasm for his ficticious “Very British Civil War” – an alternative history take on the aftermath of Edward VIII’s abdication – has led to its development into

Jedburgh, 1938

A Very British Civil War, Triumph & Tragedy, 28mm Colin Jack is nothing if not inventive. Here’s his account of the latest battle in his fictitious “A Very British Civil War” campaign, set in the Scottish Borders in 1938. It seems that in this game the bad guys got a kicking. Anyway, here’s what Colin has

Border Outpost 17, 1937

A Very British Civil War, Triumph & Tragedy, 28mm Note by Angus: this report was written by Colin Jack, who’s been running an inventive, colourful and utterly silly “Very British Civil War” campaign, an alternate history period which lets people field the wierdest stuff. I missed the game as I was over in the States,

Coldstream, 1938

A Very British Civil War, The Great War, 28mm This was another of those silly Alternative history games, part of Colin Jack’s Third Civil War campaign, set in 1938. I won’t go into the background, as I’ve explained the premise before. the good thing about it is that you get to use funky inter-war tanks.

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