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Action at Sandspruit Halt, 1900

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, The Men Who Would Be Kings, 28mm I never planned to wargame the Boer War. Sure, I found it interesting enough, but I always thought the thing pretty dull to wargame, especially the big battles. My mistake, of course, was to buy a “sample pack” of Old Glory Boers recently. Then,

The North Valley Raid, 1758

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm We hadn’t done played a French & Indian Wars game for a while, and so we decided to give it a go. As usual this was a multi-player affair, with three players a side – Dougie, Bart and I playing the British, and Peter, Campbell and

The Foss Heide, 1760

The Seven Years War, Black Powder, 28mm Last week, Dave Imrie suggested laying on a midweek daytime game, to entertain the gifted Thomas Foss, who was visiting from California. Thomas is the man behind those Renaissance galleys and rules we use, and a bunch of other projects, although his day job is working as a

The Battle of Weitzel’s Mill, 1781

The American War of Independence, Black Powder, 28mm This week we were off to the Carolinas, to refight the skirmish that preceded the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The tactical situation is covered in my Osprey on Guilford Courthouse 1781, so I’ll be brief here. Essentially, Colonel Tarleton and his advance guard had been probing for the rebels,

The Battle of Die Wildnis, 1759

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst v2, 28mm This week we were off to High Germany, for our first proper playtest of Die Kriegskunst 2, or Son of Kriegskunst, or whatever we’re going to call it. Essentially the rules are a modified version of Dave Brown’s General d’Armee, with a lot of the original Die Kriegskunst thrown into the

The Massacre of Daugieliszki, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Over the Hills, 28mm  It isn’t often that something happens on the wargame table that makes your jaw drop. Well, apart from rampant gamesmanship that is.  It certainly did in this game, and so has already gone down in history as it included the most spectacular tabletop charge I can ever remember.

The Wagon Train, 1760

The Seven Years War, General d’Armee, 28mm  This week several of the regulars were off on holiday, so it was left to Bart, German Michael, MDF Michael and I to entertain ourselves. I put on a small Seven Years War game in order to put General d’Armee through its paces. Yes I know, this is

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

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