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The Battle of Saltzkotten, 1760

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm I missed last Thursday’s club night game due to a book launch (not one of mine though), and I’ll miss the next two Thursdays as I’ll be in Florida. So, I grabbed the chance to fit in a Sunday game at the club. Michael Schneider brought along his

Blowing the Beiseforth Bridge 1758

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm For our last game of the year we scaled things down a bit, partly because a lot of the regulars were away, but also because this was just a little playtest. I’ve been tinkering with my new version of Die Kriegskunst, and this was a chance to try out

The Second Battle of Trenton, 1776

The American War of Independence, Black Powder, 28mm This is becoming something of a Christian tradition. A few years ago, “German Michael” laid on a refight of the Battle of Trenton, fought in the snow at this time of year. He sort of extended the game too, so that by its end the remains of

Probing the Mamund Valley, 1897

Queen Victoria’s Little Wars, The Men Who Would be Kings, 28mm This week was a strange one at the club, with most of the usual suspects either unable to come in, or else playing other things. So, it was left to German Michael and I to do something quick and simple. He’d wanted to run

The Defence of Königswinter, 1757

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm Having tinkered extensively with the draft set of Die Kreigskunst 2 (DKK2) we thought it was time to try out the rules again. So, in this battle, my Reichsarmee were pitted against the forces of Hesse-Kassel. The game was very loosely based on a Charles Grant scenario – “The

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

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