Sunday, November 22, 2015


This weekend I travelled to the Targe 2015 show held at Webster’s High School by the Kirriemuir Wargames club.  Instead of as usual putting on a display for the SESWC this year I was asked to be one of the judges for the display games and the painting competition.
SESWC Lepanto PP game

Falkirk - Indian Mutiny game
It was unfortunate that a few clubs and traders did not make it to the show due to the bad wintry weather in certain parts of Scotland.   The best display game was the Iron Brigade’s Retreat from Moscow and the best PP game was Glasgow Games Group’s Jurassic Park game.  The Border Reiver’s Preston 1715 display won the Targe trophy which is voted on by the members of the Kirriemuir club.
Border Reiver's - Preston 1715

Leuchars Veterans - WWI display

Iron Brigade - Retreat from Moscow

East Neuk - 6mm Quatre Bras using Blucher
Overall it was an enjoyable last show of the year for me.  I picked up more figures for my Napoleonic Peninsular War collection from the traders and the busy bring and buy stall.

Burma 1944 - using Bolt Action

LRDG raid on a German airfield

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I was away at the weekend at Kirriemuir in Angus for a Gangster event.  Over the two days 12 gamers attended from the LOGW.  All the scenarios were developed by Peter Nicholson and Colin Jack.  The figures were supplied by various members of the group and Colin and Peter supplied the vast bulk of the terrain.
Docklands scenario

On the first day there was a choice of 6 tables with differing scenarios.   Each of the players played 4 games on a different table.  The scenarios were the docklands, the airport, a city centre, Mexican border town, Canadian Border and a backwoods moonshining operation

Nowhereville kinema
On the Sunday we played a single big game – set in the impressive fictional city of Nowhereville.  There were 6 gangster gangs and 6 law enforcement teams some of whom turned out to bigger crooks than the gangsters.  Each player was attempting to make money and achieve 2 secret objectives.  Mine were to rob a bank and kill a police commissioner.
Nowhereville airport
The first bank raid
It was an enjoyable weekend and the rules adapted from Legends of the West worked well and were easily picked up by all the players.   My thanks to Peter who acted as the hard working rules umpire.

Big shootout at the Bank of Baltair
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I am responsible for planning our next weekend meeting in March which will be a series of Muskets and Tomahawks FIW games.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Two weekends ago I went as part of an outing from Falkirk and District Wargames Club to the Fiasco wargames show in Leeds.  A lvery ong but enjoyable day. Here are some photos from the show and from the Royal Armouries Museum which is next door to the show.
15mm WWII Eastern Front game

Sci Fi game

1970s Football Violence game - the open terraces - figures by Ainsty

The Tower of Arms

Tiger hunting going wrong

Superb 18th century armoured elephant

Wildfowl/Duck punting diorama