Welcome to Orkney Wargames
Welcome to Orkney Wargames, a website run by Angus Konstam.
As well as writing history books for a living I also wargame with historical miniatures. Yup, that’s little toy soldiers to you!
I’m a member of the Orkney Wargames Club, which meets in Kirkwall. I used to be – in fact I still am – a member of the South-East Scotland Wargames Club too, which meets in Edinburgh. On this site I write regular articles about what we get up to… a journal if you like.
Wargame Clubs are dangerous places. You go along with good intentions, then someone talks you into gaming something new. Before you know it you’ve got more lead than you know what to do with, and an unpainted lead mountain larger than Mount Rushmore! Let me invite you to tour my lead stash, and who knows .. You might be talked into something new as well!
I keep a regular journal , and it usually gets updated every week, although I sometimes lapse a bit when work deadlines loom. I’ve also added other pages about the historical periods I game, the armies and rules systems we use, and some other quirky stuff a related to this strange but enthralling hobby. Please, join me on a tour of my miniature world…
Remember to visit each week, to see what we get up to!
If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org