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Skirmish at Harelaw, 1592

The Border Reivers, The Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm First of all, sorry for not updating this website for a while. the thing is, I’ve moved house, and life got in the way. Mind you, I only missed one week’s game, but I haven’t had a chance to update the site – until now. I’ll “backfill” some

The Battle of Worcester, 1651

The English Civil War, Pike & Shotte, 28mm It was the League of Gentlemen Wargamers weekend, up in Kirriemuir. That means a fun multi-player game, and the chance to hang out with friends for a couple of days. This session was no exception. Last year, we agreed to play an English Civil War this weekend,

The Battle of San Bonifacio, 1512

The Italian Wars, Pike & Shotte, 28mm German Michael had been whining about not playing a Renaissance game for ages, so that’s what we did this week, just to keep him quiet. When I arrived he’d already set up. It was only a 6×4 foot table, and he’d so many troops he filled all of

The Kirkwhelpington Skirmish, 1644

The English Civil War, A Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm The hiatus in my gaming was down to a trip to North Carolina, for the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s carryings-on. Fresh from the pirate trail I arrived at the club without any lead, but managed to get involved in a small English Civil War skirmish game, laid on

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 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 Battle of Driffield, 1644

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm Everyone enjoyed these new rules when we played them last, so we decided to play them again. Ken and I both produced a matched pair of armies – six regiments of foot, six of horse, a dragoon regiment and a battery of guns. While my Parliamentarians

The San Juan River, Mosquito Coast, 1665

The Spanish Main, A Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm This game was a result of some hasty improvisation. For various reasons only Bart and I were able to play this week, so we wanted something “quick and dirty”. We settled on The Spanish Main, and our second clash between the Buccaneers and the forces of His Most

The Battle of Montgomery, 1644

The English Civil War, For King & Parliament, 28mm This was something of a big day. Several months before, Ken and I playtested these rules, written by Simon Miller and Andrew Brentnall. This week, we were using the finished rules, which have just come out. Back when we ran the playtest, the battle we were

The King’s Gold, New Granada, 1665

The Spanish Main, A Pikeman’s Lament, 28mm This week I “rolled out” a new period. I meant to do this two weeks ago, but the heavy snow forced it to be postponed. Actually, this isn’t really a new period at all, but the re-branding of an old one. I’ve had most of these Foundry pirate

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