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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

Bismarck's Wars

The Battle of Saint-Avold, 1870

Bismarck’s Wars, Bonnie Blue Flag, 10mm Michael wanted to play a Franco-Prussian game this week, and we agreed, on the proviso that he can’t choose the game for another fortnight! What started out as a small rules re-acquaintance game on a 6×4 foot table turned into a large multi-player affair, albeit still just a Corps-

The Roman World

Battle of Thespiae, 86 BC

The Roman World, To the Strongest, 28mm The plan was to play two Ancient games, one with Gauls against Romans and the other one with Romans fighting a Mithraditic Pontic army. However, someone had the bright idea to merge them into one big game. So, that’s what we did. On one side we had Bart’s

The English Civil War

The Battle of Thatcham, 1644

English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm This week we returned to the English Civil War, and a small game set during the Second Newbury campaign of 1644. A Royalist force under Lord Astley was deployed to the east of Newbury, blocking the path of the Earl of Manchester’s Eastern Association, who was trying

The Seven Years War

The Battle of Lauterbach, 1759

The Seven Years War, Seven Years, 28mm We returned to the Seven Years War this week, and the rules we’re playtesting, under the paternal guidance of Michael Schneider. For this game Michael fielded a Western Allied force led by Maj. Gen. von Wutginau, leader of the Hessian contingent of the Allied army. He had nine

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Misc

Slaughter on the Redesdale Road, 1592

Misc., Border Reivers, A Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm This was a strange week. First, we’d planned to play an English Civil War game, but then the Royalist commander couldn’t make it. So, we planned an Ancients game instead, and that fell through when the Roman player crashed his car. So, at very short notice we opted

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The Jizzakh Affair, 1919

The Back of Beyond, Setting the East Ablaze, 28mm We’d been planning to stage a “Back of Beyond” game for some time, but for various reasons we had to postpone it. This week we finally got it together. The scenario was a weird one, as you’d expect from this “period”. The premise was that the

The Spanish Civil War

La Muralla, 1938

The Spanish Civil War, Chain of Command, 28mm I found my self in Orkney this week, and so I went along to the local club, where the guys were playing a Chain of Command game set during the Spanish Civil War. Forewarned about this, I threw a box of lead and scenery into the car

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