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Archives for June 2009

The Umbongu Bend, 1890

Misc., Darkest Africa, In the Heart of Africa, 28mm I’ve said it before – you can’t expect a sensible game with a set of Chris Peers’ rules, but you can be sure it’ll be fun. This rare foray into “Darkest Africa was no exception. A Belgian expedition (led by Bill Gilchrist) had to cross the

The Battle of Malplaquet, 1709

Misc., The War of the Spanish Succession, Beneath the Lilly Banners, 28mm By anyone’s reckoning, this was a big battle. The “League of Gentlemen Wargamers’ refight of the Battle of Malplaquet (1709) was held over a weekend, up in Kirriemuir, in Scotland. We used 140 18-man infantry battalions in the game (80 Allied, 60 French),

The Züllichau Road, 1759

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm Sometimes games don’t go according to plan. This one was one of those, a small encounter battle between the Russians and the Prussians, where an outnumbered detachment of Russian grenadiers and Cossacks tried to hold on to a vital road junction. the aim was to escort through a

Coldstream, 1938

Misc., A Very British Civil War, The Great War, 28mm This was another of those silly Alternative history games, part of Colin Jack’s Third Civil War campaign, set in 1938. I won’t go into the background, as I’ve explained the premise before. the good thing about it is that you get to use funky inter-war