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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Beneath the Lilly Banners

The Battle of Malplaquet, 1709

Misc., The War of the Spanish Succession, Beneath the Lilly Banners, 28mm By anyone’s reckoning, this was a big battle. The “League of Gentlemen Wargamers’ refight of the Battle of Malplaquet (1709) was held over a weekend, up in Kirriemuir, in Scotland. We used 140 18-man infantry battalions in the game (80 Allied, 60 French),

Lessines, 1695

Misc., The War of the Grand Alliance, Beneath the Lilly Banners, 28mm  This was another game designed to try out a set of rules. We used Beneath the Lilly Banner for this little scrap – the first time I’d used the rules in anger. The idea was, a village was held by the French –

Gavre, 1708

Misc., The Marlburian Era, Beneath the Lilly Banners, 28mm While its nice to get your own toys out, sometimes I appreciate games where I don’t have to bring along hundreds of figures. When someone suggested playing a “Marlburian” game, to try out Beneath the Lilly Banners, then I acquiesced. That’s because other people had whole