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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Scharnhorst-Stellung, 1945

Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 15mm

Next came a couple of Second World War games back to back – first being a 15mm one (lead by Kevan Gunn, Jim Louttit & Derek Hodge) where the British tried to force their way through a heavily-defended sector of the Reichswald in early 1945. While it wasn’t the prettiest of games (and the photos are dreadful), it was an enjoyable one – very tense and challenging for all the players – British or German.CIMG2215The highlights of the game were a devastating couple of British artillery “stonks” on German positions, the frazzling of a German pillbox by a Churchill Crocodile, and a late German counter-attack on the British infantry tanks which ended in bloody disaster for the Nazis. Crossing%20the%20Tank%20TraAs usual the rules were Battlegroup Panzergrenadier – which explains the empty-looking battlefield. All German units started the game hidden – and we didn’t discover the location of some of ’em until the end of the game.Stonk



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