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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Dux Britanniarum

Raid on Muileann Dhaidh, 744 AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm This week we visited the north-eastern suburbs of Glasgow, some 1200 years before the area became a commuter suburb to the big brash city. No, our Muileann Dhaidh  (now Milngavie) was just a small hamlet, in a pleasant-looking fertile valley near a small river – now called the Kelvin.

Saxon Raid, Caer Colun, 540AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm This small game was the first in a mini campaign, involving Saxon raids on what is now Essex. In the 6th century AD it was Caer Colun, and the Saxons were raiding by boat across the Thames Estuary, from the “Lost Lands” of Ceint (now Kent), the main Saxon

Meanwarorum Church, Rhegin, 490AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm As a change from Napoleonics we ran an Arthurian game this week, a Saxon raid on a Post-Roman British church in what is now Corehampton in Hampshire. Back in the darkest Dark Ages it was part of the British Kingdom of Rhegin, which was under attack from sea-borne Saxon

Cattle Raid, Rhegin, 477 AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm We played another Arthurian game this week, so that we could get a better handle on the rules. This time we really think we know what we’re doing! The scenario was another raid – my Saxon warband led by Athelwald has just raided a British village, and is making

Battle for Caesar Romagnus, 540AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm I’m on a slight Dark Age kick at the moment, encouraged by others at the club, who have been playing Dux Britanniorum since late last year, when the rules first came out. I got a chance to join in this week, taking over part of a British army, which

The Siege of Caeseromagus, 540 AD

The Dark Ages, Dux Britanniarum, 28mm It was the club night before Christmas, and all around not a mouse was stirring. Well, no mice, but the Saxons were, and a few Arthurian Britons. I’d originally planned to play a War of the Grand Alliance game with Chris Henry, but he backed out with a bad