Tuesday, October 24, 2017


On Saturday I went to Dean bowling Club where Angus Konstam had organised a Trafalgar Day anniversary game.  It was a game involving all the ships of the line involved at Trafalgar fought using the Kiss Me Hardy rules but without the historical deployment.  Jack Glanville and John Ewing acted as the busy umpires. 

Each of the 12 players commanded a squadron of ships.  Overall the Franco-Spanish fleet held its own against the Royal Navy.  My 5 ship Spanish squadron lost one 74 struck to the British but my flagship the Santa Anna captured 2 British 74s.  The rules worked well in a huge action with half the players never having used the rules before.  It was an enjoyable event with cheap beer!

Rearmost squadrons closing

Spanish 3 deckers opening fire

British engage leading French squadron

Santissima Trinadad in action.  Note the  British have kept their tidy line.

Friday, October 6, 2017


On Sunday I went along to the Gothenburg Pub in Prestonpans for a 15mm AK47 extravaganza.  Tim Watson arranged the game and the scenario.  He also provided troops along with Derek Hodge, Jack Glanville and Dave O'Brien for the other players.  In all 13 players took part in a multi-sided chaotic back stabbing encounter of the worst/best kind.

View of the airport

The TV/Radio station

The vital port
My religious army of the ZITS provided by Derek engaged 3 opponents and then made peace with 2 of them.  In the end I think I came in 5th when we counted up the victories won and objectives controlled.  A good day in a venue with it's own micro-brewery.  Not bad at all. Just realised that this is my 295th post!
My troops gain the objective south of the airport

My infantry wipe out the interventionist armour - the centurion soon followed!

End situation at the TV station - carnage still going on
Tim has written a fuller report of the game on his blog at