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Archives for August 2008

Kolka, Latvia, 1920

The Back of Beyond, Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, 28mm This game had everything – armoured trains, British gunboats, submarines, tanks, armoured cars, biplanes and flamethrowers. In other words no early 20th century wargaming cliché was left unexplored! The loose premise involved a Bolshevik attack on the newly-autonomous state of Livonia, which was

Arras, 1940

The Second World War, Battlegroup Panzergrenadier, 20mm This was another of those scenarios from Dave Brown’s Battlegroup Panzer Grenadier scenario book. We’ve been meaning to play this one for ages, but we had to wait until we had enough German trucks. I don’t know why really – most of them were brewed up within the

The Battle of Cannonmullen, 1808

The Napoleonic Wars, Republic to Empire, 28mm This Sunday we took part in a playtest of the forthcoming Republic to Empire rules. As this was just a playtesting session the armies were highly unusual. One side fielded British, supported by a pair of American guns, while the opposition was an unholy alliance of Frenchmen, Americans, Bavarians an

Fort Nakedai, 1892

Misc., Darkest Africa, In the Heart of Africa, 28mm Anyone who reads this journal will know by now that Chris Peers’ rules produce fun, silly games. One of the strangest of his rule sets is In the Heart of Africa. It works a little like Contemptible Little Armies / Back of Beyond, only there’s a lot

Claymore, 2008

Misc., Wargame Show, Edinburgh Well, another Claymore has come and gone – the last one in its present cramped venue. next year we’ll be moving to a bigger, brighter and much better venue on the other side of town. As usual the show was a chance to chat to old pals, to meet new people,