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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.

 

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The Defence of Raussenitz, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm This week it was just Sean and I, and with another gale in the offing we scaled down the game, so I could make it home before the blast. The other reason we wanted to keep it small was that we were trying out a new edition of the

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The Drive on Zinkiv 1943

The Second World War, Iron Cross, 10mm Since our last East Front game both Sean 2 and I have been buying a few more toys. He invested in more Panthers, while I opted for SU-85s and a pair of KV-85s. I needed something to deal with his “big cats”, apart from sheer numbers! This game

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The Back of Beyond

The Battle of Buka, 1920

The Back of Beyond, The Men Who Would Be Kings, 28mm With yet another week when we couldn’t game in Kirkwall, Sean 2 came out to the house for a game here. We’d been planning a large Back of Beyond game the previous day in the club’s all-day event. When this couldn’t happen, we decided

The Roman World

The Battle of Tungrorum, 54 BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm It’s been ages since we  played an Ancients game, so .. by popular acclaim, I give you this small but decisive scrap, set near Tongeren, in the north-east corner of modern-day Belgium. In this little fracas, Sean 1 played the Gallic ruler Picanmix, while Sean 2 was the

The Back of Beyond

Frontier Clash at Kaakha, 1920

The Back of Beyond, The Men Who Would be Kings, 28mm This week’s game saw the inauguration of Sean 2’s new battle mat, which for obvious reasons was duly dubbed “the mould mat”. So, apologies if these pictures look a little – er – garish! Anyway, this saw a three-cornered contest in Tajikistan, close to

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Assault on Sachsendorf 1985

Modern Wars, Cold War Commander 2, 6mm  This is written by Sean Lisle – aka “Sean 2”; Every few weeks Angus attends a meeting elsewhere on a usual Thursday game night so Sean 1 and I (Sean 2) explore the Cold War Commander ruleset which, as the title suggests, simulates mechanised warfare in the Cold War

Bismarck's Wars

The Clash at Knischnitz,1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Fire & Fury, 10mm We were stuck again. Yet another “hoolie” was blowing, and the Churchill Barriers were closed. So, with a game at the club off the cards, Sean 2 came round for a game in my kitchen instead. As it was so windy we didn’t bother bringing in the 6×4 table

Ironclads

Battle of Port Royal Sound 1863

Ironclads,  Sail & Steam Navies, 1/600 scale I missed the club night game this week thanks to Storm Babet. Both Sean 2 and I have to cross causeways – the Churchill Barriers – to get to town, and they were closed, with waves crashing over them. Fortunately, he was able to come round on Sunday,

The Seven Years War

Battle of Mülldorf 1760

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm This week we returned to what’s probably my favourite period, and a small club-night clash near a village somewhere in High Germany. So far, Sean 1 has raised a Prussian infantry brigade of four battalions. So, they formed the core of the Allied force, backed up by

Modern Wars

The Stapelburg Position, 1985

Modern Wars, Cold War Commander 2, 1/300 scale  This week – like I do every month – I had to miss a club night, due to a veterans’ meeting, the RNA. Fortunately, this month Sean 2 stepped up to the plate, and offered to do the blog, reporting on the game the two Seans played

The Second World War

First Clash at Soskovo 1943

The Second World War, Iron Cross, 10mm I called this meeting engagement “first clash” because that’s exactly what it was – the first tabletop encounter in a new project. Recently, Sean 2 and I decided to collect some World War 2 toys in 10mm, as we’d enjoyed our recent Arab-Israeli games in the scale. The

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