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The Battle of Leuthen, 1757

The Seven Years War, Honours of War, 28mm The third game of my AMG 2017 weekend, played out on Sunday, was one of the great battles of the Seven Years War. Colin Ashton provided both the figures and the terrain, in a game which was a real pleasure to take part in. He’d thought this

The Battle of Falkirk, 1746

The Jacobite Rebellion, Honours of War, 28mm This weekend I was down in a hotel near Warwick, taking part in AMG 2017. This was a wargaming weekend organised on John Ray’s forum A Military Gentleman, open to people who bought his book of the same name. Essentially it was a weekend of mainly 18th century

The Battle of Musselberg, 1809

The Napoleonic Wars, General d’Armee, 28mm In the afternoon of our Deep Fried Lard day this Saturday I got the chance to try out General d’Armee. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the rules, so I was keen to see how they played. Technically they’re not a Too Fat Lardies set of

The Battle of Saurentrauben, 1759

The Seven Years War, To the Strongest, 28mm I arrived at the club fully expecting to take part in a medieval game, set in the Hundred Years War. However, for some reason Dave Imrie – who was supplying the toys – opted for the Seven Years War instead. So, instead of the meadows of medieval

Ambush in the Tirah Valley, 1898

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, The Men who would be Kings, 28mm This week, by popular demand, we transported ourselves to the North-West Frontier of the British Raj, for another encounter between the British Empire and the wily Pathans. This was an ambush scenario, with the British column plodding its way up the Tirah valley, only

The Battle of Maida, 1806

The Napoleonic Wars, Over the Hills, 28mm Last week’s Napoleonic game wasn’t enough for everyone. So, we decided to stage another Napoleonic bash this week. Bill offered to organise it, and he sensibly came up with the idea of refighting the Battle of Maida, fought in the toe of Italy in 1806. The battle was a fairly

The Battle of Moosburg, 1809

The Napoleonic Wars, Over the Hills, 28mm We try to play a Napoleonic game about once a month, but our last foray was back in January. So, this was the first of two back-to-back Napoleonic games – we’ll be playing another next week. As I often do when I’ve got a game to organise, I

The Relief of Kirriepur, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Homegrown Rules, 28mm A weekend of Indian Mutiny wargaming isn’t complete without a beleaguered residency and a relief force struggling to reach it before the defences are overcome. That then, is exactly what this Sunday game was all about, played out during the latest League of Gentlemen Wargamers’ weekend up in Kirriemuir.The

The Road to Kirriepur, 1857

The Indian Mutiny, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This weekend was the spring gathering of the League of Gentlemen Wargamers, which means we were up in Kirriemuir, a small town about 90 minutes drive north of Edinburgh. The weekend was divided into two parts. On the Saturday, we played a bunch of skirmish games, using Bill’s

Ambush on Grundy’s Lane, 1759

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm We’ve been playing a lot of Muskets and Tomahawks lately, testing out an Indian Mutiny variant of it for a wargaming event this coming weekend.  Just for a change though, we set this game where it belonged – in the French & Indian Wars. However, the

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