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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Gleaming Katanas

The Battle of Hyundai, 1571

Samurai Warfare, Gleaming Katanas, 28mm Before I begin, I’ve got to say I’m no great fan of Samurai warfare. All those ludicrous names and outfits, those unbelievably weapons and idiotic banners strapped to their backs… It isn’t really for me. In fact, I suspect the whole thing was invented by my friend Stephen Turnbull, just

The Siege of Osaka, 1614

Misc., Samurai Warfare, Black Powder – variant, 28mm  Some historical periods do very little for me, however pretty they might look. This is one of them. I took part in a large Samurai game, and spent the whole time wondering what on earth was happening, which “clan” was on what side, and why on earth