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Gaming opportunities are still limited. The club isn’t open, but we can now play face-to-face games at home every fortnight.    At least it’s something though!

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The Battle of Armthorpe, 1642

The English Civil War, For King and Parliament, 28mm Here’s a thing. I haven’t played an English Civil War game since lockdown first began in early 2020. It was the last “proper” wargame I played – a weekend game played somewhere other than a farmhouse kitchen. Since then I’ve re-based my figures, and touched up

The Battle of Aeginium, 88BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm This week we were off to Greece – well, Thessaly – in a non-historic clash between a small Late Republican Roman force, and an unholy barbarian alliance. These ruffians were made up of Galatians and, somewhat surprisingly, Dacians. Actually, Mally had been painting some Dacians – two warbands

The Battle of Wielsbeke, 1430

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm This week we jumped at the chance to play a game in a local hall, while conforming to current Covid restrictions. The result was this multi-player “grand skirmish” involving Thomas’ Burgundians, Gyles’ English, Lindsay’s Flemish and my French. there wasn’t much in the way of foreplay – this

Skirmish at Broxburn Chapel, 1568

The Age of Mary Stuart, The Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm We hadn’t had a game for a few weeks thanks to Scotland’s tight lockdown restrictions. Still, Gyles and I still managed a small socially-distanced game in the garage. As we couldn’t take all day with this, we settled on a skirmish set in the Age of

Ambush on the Berghaltern, 8 AD

The Roman World, Infamy! Infamy, 28mm This evening, Gyles, Lindsay and I tried out Infamy! Infamy!  for the first time. These are a new set of large-scale skirmish rules from The Too Fat Lardies stable, and looked really promising. In fact, they’re the reason I’ve been painting up a warband of Ancient Germans. This would

The skirmish at La Calloterie 1432

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm This a slightly strange one – a game played in a converted bus in the wilds of Orkney’s West Mainland. The host, Lindsay, wasn’t taking part, while I was otherwise engaged on the other side of the island. So, the photos and the basics of the game review

Lockdown Painting 3

The Roman World    Infamy! Infamy!   28mm One of the things that happened during Lockdown was the Two Fat Lardies published a new set of rules. Infamy! Infamy! is a large scale skirmish set, and draws on the previous Lards sets like Sharp Practice, Dux Britanniorum and Chain of Command. I’d rashly decided to build

Bloodbath at Clochmerle-sur-Loire, 1429

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm The Orkney Wargames Club meets in the St. Magnus Centre, a sort of very posh church hall, only with several rooms as well as the main one, and a self-serve cafe. We usually play our games in the main hall, but once a month we get bumped by

The Battle of Lagdunum, 53 BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm The uppity Gauls were at it again. A peaceful Caesarean Roman column was marching through Gaul, minding its own business when a horde of unwashed Gallic barbarians turned up looking for a fight. Naturally the Romans obliged. This was a straightforward encounter game, but with a slight twist.

Skirmish on the Essonne, 1429

The Age of Chivalry, Lion Rampant, 28mm It’s been a long while since I played Lion Rampant. My wargame buddy Gyles had an army though, and so I promised to raise a force myself. I opted for French, for two very good reasons. First, I like their red wine, and secondly, I could build a

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