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The Lipari Channel, 1943

WWII Coastal Forces, The Quick & The Dead, 1/600 scale This was one of those surreal wargaming moments. This week was our club Annual General Meeting, and useful gaming time was wasted by discussions about our annual show (Claymore), the accounts, which charity to support (we opted for Combat Stress), election of office-bearers, changes to

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Legends of the West (modified), 28mm Once every four months the “League of Gentlemen Wargamers” gather somewhere for a big game. The November one is usually played in Stonehaven, just south of Aberdeen, and is usually less serious than the two earlier games of the year. This one, laid on by Peter Nicholson,

Targe, 2009

Misc., Wargames Show, Kirriemuir Targe, the small but perfectly formed wargames show in Kirriemuir is always a must on the wargaming calendar. The “Kirrie” show is a place to chat with old friends, see a handful of impressive games, and to visit traders without the jostling and pressure you get in larger venues. This year

The Dilkusha, Lucknow, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Home Made Rules, 28mm Next weekend is Targe 2009 – a wargame show in Kirruemuir, about 80 minutes’ drive north of Edinburgh. We’re putting on a participation game, whose centrepiece is the Dilkusha. it was a big house on the outskirts of Lucknow, which was fought over during the 2nd Relief of

The Battle of Froeschwiller, 1870

Bismarck’s Wars, 1870, 10mm I missed most of this game, and I obviously missed a treat, as by the time I was able to turn up the Prussians were already on the ropes. Also, I was down to command a Corps of Bavarians, who never actually made it onto the batltefield, thanks to some random

The Battle of Cape Spada, 1940

WWII Naval, General Quarters, 1/2400 scale The grandly-named Battle of Cape Spada was a meeting engagement, named after the headland which marked the north-west corner of the island of Crete. Just over a week before Mussolini’s Italy had declared war on Great Britain and France, and two days earlier, on 17th July, two Italian cruisers