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Drive on Caumont, 1944

The Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm This was another “League of Gentleman Wargamers” gig, played out over a weekend in Kirriemuir, in the north-east corner of Scotland. We meet up two or three times a year, and we all have far too much “kit” for our own good. That means games tend to be

Operation Market Garden, 1944

The Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm This was another game I missed, as I was stuck up in Orkney rather than Kirriemuir, but this weekend my fellow members of the League of Gentlemen Wargamers staged a two day Second World War game, loosely based on the drive towards Arnhem. As I wasn’t there I’ll

Drive on Aachen, 1944

The Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm About three times a year a group of wargamers get together in the small Scottish towns of Kirriemuir or Stonehaven, and play a large game over the course of a weekend. This time it was the Second World War, with a Normandy game on one day, and a

Mont Pincon, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm Sometimes the prettiest tables don’t photograph very well. This was a case in point – the table looked fantastic, but my pictures don’t really do it justice. It was a Second World War skirmish, set somewhere around Mont Pincon in Normandy in 1944. German paratroopers defended, and troops of

Hell’s Highway, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm Occasionally, Sunday is “big game day”, where we have the use of the Royal Navy Club for as long as we want. This month Jack Glanville staged a large Second World War skirmish game, using Disposable Heroes. It was all loosely set during Operation Market Garden, and pitted two

Côte de L’Oie, Verdun, 1916

The Great War: Verdun, Disposable Heroes / Price of Glory, 28mm We hadn’t played a First World War game for ages, despite building a set of Verdun terrain boards for a display game we put on last year. The real impetus was the Price of Glory, the First World War variant of Disposable Heroes, the

Amfreville, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm Well, we were due to play a Second World War skirmish game, but I never expected it to be quite as silly -and enjoyable – as this one. the basic premise was simple. Somewhere on the far right flank of the Normandy landings a bunch of scattered American paratroops

Hill 861, 1967

Modern Wars (Vietnam), Disposable Heroes, 28mm  Disposable Heroes are a playable but slightly slow set of Second World War skirmish rules, but at least we’re familiar with them. So, hen they recently came up with a “Modern” version it seemed a good idea to try them out. Well, for Christmas I was given a 1/50th

The fight for Elderveld, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes, 28mm Inspired by the big Normandy game last month, we decided to try out Disposable Heroes for ourselves. We decided on a platoon-sized action, with Polish Paratroops occupying a village, while the Germans – all Fallschirmjagers – attacked it from two sides- the south-east and south-west corners. In other words we

Normandy Beachhead, 1944

Second World War, Disposable Heroes & Flames of War, 28mm & 15mm The weekend was spent in Kirriemuir, Angus with the “League of Gentlemen Wargamers”. These fellows laid on a Normandy weekend which consisted of two games – an impressive D-Day landing fought out in 15mm, followed by an even more spectacular 28mm game set

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