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The Battle of Paxos, 1538

Renaissance Galleys, Guns, Galleys & Glory!, 1/300 scale The period between Christmas and the New Year is always a strange one in the wargames club. Attendance is low, and so we often put on a multi-player game, to suck people into the action. this year Jack staged a Renaissance galleys game, using the superb collection

The Back of Beyond

Turmoil in Tashkent 1919

The Back of Beyond, Setting the East Ablaze, 28mm By popular demand we staged another multi-player Back of Beyond game this week. It’s a “period” you can’t take too seriously, and this makes it an ideal pre-Christmas game. So, this one was set in the mean streets of Tashkent, and featured eight players – two

The Spanish Civil War

The Fight for San Nicolas, 1936

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm This week we were off to sunny Spain, and an early war clash between the Government security forces and a mixed bag of Falangists and rebel soldiers. This was a straightforward Chain of Command encounter game, using the Chain of Command Espana period variant to the main rules.

The Age of Fighting Sail

Action off Toulon, 1811

The Age of Fighting Sail, Post Captain, 1/1200 scale This was the evening of the wargame club’s AGM. Usually that involves a lot of dull bureaucratic stuff, dreary reports by office bearers and a loss of valuable wargaming time. . This time though, the dull but necessary bit was over by 8pm. That still left

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The Back of Beyond

The Road to Lvov, 1920

The Back of Beyond   Setting the East Ablaze  28mm Its been almost a year since our last “Back of Beyond” game. That’s pretty stupid, as every time I play the period I enjoy it so much I land up wondering why we don’t play it more often. Games are always hugely enjoyable, and are often

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WWII Naval

Operation Rheinübung, 1941

World War II Naval, General Quarters 3, 1/2400 scale This was an unusual evening. First of all, I got there early and claimed my gaming table, as Dougie Trail was in town, and I was meeting him in the pub across the road. When we turned up I found some little shit had nicked my

The Napoleonic Wars

The Battle of Abundancia, 1811

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm This time we were celebrating the return of two intertwined old favourites. the first was Bill Gilchrist, lured back to the club after a period of illness, holidays and cat-sitting distractions. the second was Black Powder, Bill’s favourite rules set. In fact I’m sure the only way we could

WWII Coastal Forces

The Death of a Flotilla, 1941

WWII Coastal Forces, Narrow Seas, 1/600 scale This week we went back to playtesting Narrow Seas, David Manley’s forthcoming Coastal Forces rules. This time we wanted to try out three new things – using ships, firing big guns and launching torpedoes. So, that’s exactly what we did. The scenario was an MTB attack on a

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