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The Orkney Wargames Club meets

in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Smoke on the Water

Wassaw Sound, Georgia, 1863

Ironclads, Smoke on the Water, 1/600th scale For a change we ran off to sea this week, or rather to a tidal estuary. We decided we hadn’t played a naval game for a long time, and consequently we dug out our American Civil War ships. The game was loosely based on the battle between the

Albemarle Sound, 1864

Ironclads, Smoke on the Water, 1/600 scale  Its been a good while since we last played an American Civil War naval game, and this was the first since we got our shiny new sea mat. OK, its not really suitable for the muddier waters of the Mississippi River – we’ll need a special mat for that

Mississippi River, 1862

American Civil War Naval , Smoke on the Water,  1/600 scale    Next up I played an American Civil War naval game, using Smoke on the Water rules. It was set on the Mississippi, and pitted the CSS Arkansas and a small cottonclad ram against two Cairo Classs river ironclads, backed up by the USS Queen