This folks, is kind of important. We’ve moved!
From 1 September, we won’t be Edinburgh Wargames anymore. We’ll be Orkney Wargames. This change has been a long time in the offing – for a year and a half really, since I moved back to the islands. At the moment, it doesn’t matter which address you type in or have bookmarked – both “point” to each other, so you’ll reach us either way. However, on 1 September I’ll be closing down www.edinburghwargames.com, and just keeping www.orkneywargames.com going. So, to avoid being taken unawares, please bookmark the Orkney one. The content will stay the same – only the name will change.Just so you know, I plan to to sell the old domain name to the guys in my old Edinburgh club – the South East Scotland Wargames Club (SESWC). The price will be a bottle of gin. Then they can use it to publicise their own club’s activities. They’ll also spent a month or two mentioning the move themselves, so any stragglers can switch over to the Orkney site.For us, it’ll emphasise the historical games we play at the Orkney Wargames Club – or will do when it eventually reopens after the pandemic. It meets in Kirkwall – the town pictured above – on Thursday evenings, from 6pm on. The actual venue is the St. Magnus Centre – a modern building tucked behind the 12th century St. Magnus Cathedral. You certainly can’t miss the cathedral…Here it is again, in all its sandstone glory. The Centre is on Palace Road, just past the ruins of the Bishop’s Palace and the Earl’s Palace. They’re pretty hard to miss too. Actually, Kirkwall (“the toon” to locals) is 18 miles from me, so I usually car pool with my chum Gyles. Do you see that causeway in the picture below? That’s Churchill Barrier No. 2, and we actually drive over that on the way in. It divides the former great naval anchorage of Scapa Flow from the wild and wooly North Sea. Now, remember – you have until 1 September 2020 to bookmark the new page – www.orkneywargames.com.
Incidentally, please ignore the google tabs that say “Site Unsecure” or such-like. That’s simply Google’s way of extorting more money from a website. At some point I’ll pay up and get the site authenticated as secure. It’s safe already – I just need Google’s costly stamp of approval. Right now though, the main thing is to bookmark the change!