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The French & Indian War

French & Indian Wars – Playing the Period

Skulking around in the woods I’m not usually a great fan of skirmish games, but that’s the best level to treat this offshoot of the Seven Years War. Forget the few big battles and sieges such as Quebec and Louisbourg – the real wargaming potential of this conflict is found in the struggle in the

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

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

The Siege of Fort William, 1756

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm Recently the Edinburgh club bought three big boxes full of trees – and we decided to put some of them to good use. We hadn’t played a French & Indian War game for some time, and so this week we returned to the forests of North

The Hudson Valley, 1760

The French & Indian Wars, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This was one of our League of Gentleman Wargamer weekends, up in Kirriemuir, a small town north of Dundee. The group’s composition has changed a little over the last few years, but its core remains the same bunch of laid-back middle-aged wargamers who you enjoy hanging

Skirmish in the Adirondacks, 1756

French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm   This French & Indian Wars skirmish game was staged by Hugh Wilson in his house. His terrain looked great – the great rocky mountain pictured above, separated from the rest of a table by a spur of Lake George. On the far bank was the small

Raid on Happy Valley, Ohio 1756

French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This little foray to the frontiers of our North American colonies was a spur of the moment thing. We needed a game, I had all the kit, and so four willing players set to, fighting for a little corner of the American backwoods. I don’t think I’ve ever

Mohawk Valley, New York Colony, 1757

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm One of the problems with gaming at a club – in this case the Orkney Wargames Club – is that you have to deal with other people, whose grasp of your gaming needs might be wanting. The club meets every Thursday in the St. Magnus Centre,

The Raid on St. Dindon, 1757

The French & Indian Wars, Muskets & Tomahawks, 15mm I found myself at a loose end it the Edinburgh club this week, but fortunately I was invited to take part in this little French & Indian Wars game, run by club grognard Jack Glanville. there were five players in all – Jack both umpired and

Eden Valley, Vandalia Colony, 1759

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This week the usual Orkney suspects were joined by Tim Watson from the SESWC, who was up in Orkney on holiday. Autumn is a strange time to visit, but he and his wife were reasonably lucky with the weather. Anyway, in honour of his visit we

The Vandalia Raid, 1756

The French & Indian War, Muskets & Tomahawks, 28mm This week I went along to the Edinburgh club and brought my French & Indian toys with me. The game that followed was a multi-player skirmish, with the French attacking a peaceful farming community in Vandalia (my semi-fictitious English colony), and a British garrison marching to the

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