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The Battle of Leuthen, 1757

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm The third game of my AMG 2017 weekend, played out on Sunday, was one of the great battles of the Seven Years War. Colin Ashton provided both the figures and the terrain, in a game which was a real pleasure to take part in. He’d thought this

Misc

The Battle of Ramillies, 1706

Misc., The War of the Spanish Succession, Homegrown Rules, 28mm This was the second of the three games I played in a single weekend, when I was down in Warwick for the AGM 2017 get-together. Of the three games this was the largest, both in terms of table size and number of figures. It was

The Back of Beyond

Assault on Vozyliuka, 1919

The Back of Beyond, Setting the East Ablaze, 28mm  This week we were off to the backwoods of Lithuania for another Back of Beyond game. I know these games should really be set in Central Asia, but this time we felt like a change. Bart also wanted to field his Poles, so we duly moved

Ironclads

Battle of the Yazoo Bend, 1862

Ironclads, Bill’s Ironclad Rules, big toy variant, 1/50 scale This week Thursday was om a Tuesday. Rather, we usually meet on a Thursday, but this week Edinburgh’s Navy Club is being used as a polling station, so we switched days. We also swapped games. the plan was to play Napoleonic single ship actions using Post

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Wargames Shows

Deep Fried Lard, 2017

Misc., Wargame Shows, Musselburgh This Saturday was Deep Fried Lard Day. Once a year, a couple of dozen wargamers get together in Musselburgh, a rather shabby coastal suburb of Edinburgh, and play games produced by The two Fat Lardies.  The whole thing is organised by Derek Hodge of the Edinburgh club, and its guest of honour

The Great War

Fleury-La-Rivière, 1918

The Great War, Chain of Command, 28mm This is actually a report of two games rather than one. Rather, on Thursday night we had a practice game, and managed to work out what not to do. Then, on the Saturday, we ran this as a participation game at Deep Fried Lard 2017, the small annual

Misc

Partizan 2017

Misc., Wargame Shows, Newark I did a lot of driving this weekend – a round trip of 750 miles. After giving a pirate talk in Whitehaven (raided by John Paul Jones in 1778), visiting a relative near Bolton and interviewing old sailors in Hull, I landed up in Newark, and my first visit to Partizan

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Wargames Shows

Carronade 2017

Misc., Wargame Shows, Falkirk This Saturday was Carronade – the annual wargame show held in a school in Falkirk. the town is roughly midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, smack in the middle of Scotland’s central belt, and so it draws people from both cities, and much further afield too. This is the first of the

The Roman World

Disaster on the Axona, 57BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm I’d been meaning to play an Ancient game for a while now, especially after I’d finished expanding my Marian Roman army. So, when Ken Pearce offered a battle using his Gauls I jumped at the chance.  So, battle was duly joined on a fairly open plain in the valley

The Great War

Châtillon-sur-Marne, 1918

The Great War, Chain of Command, 28mm This was a strange night. First of all, it was a Tuesday rather than a Thursday, as the building is being used for local council elections next week. That’s so we can elect another bunch of boobies in Edinburgh, who’ll blow yet more money on their white elephant

WWII Naval

Action off Linosa, 1941

WWII Naval, General Quarters, 1/2400 scale This week, with a few of the regulars away, we wanted a small and fairly straightforward game. So, as we hadn’t played a WWII naval game for ages, we decided on it. I came up with a scenario where I could scale the forces up or down depending on how many

The Napoleonic Wars

The Battle of Maida, 1806

The Napoleonic Wars, Over the Hills, 28mm Last week’s Napoleonic game wasn’t enough for everyone. So, we decided to stage another Napoleonic bash this week. Bill offered to organise it, and he sensibly came up with the idea of refighting the Battle of Maida, fought in the toe of Italy in 1806. The battle was a fairly

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