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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire 1938: The Battle of Titley Junction

Hello.  This is Huw Puw reporting for The Fish Guardian.  Much to my surprise, I’ve survived the march and I now find myself in the land of the Saes! As previously reported in the Fish Guardian here, here, here and here, I have … Continue reading

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“Fortes Fortuna Juvat”: The Jutland Dragoons at Wulfsfelde, 1984

Fortes Fortuna Juvat ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ (Motto of the Jutland Dragoon Regiment) The Warsaw Pact’s Northern Front crossed the Inter-German Border yesterday, rapidly breaking through the forward units of the German Schleswig-Holstein Territorial Command and surrounding the 71st Heimatschütz … Continue reading

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‘This Seat of Mars’: Our Very British Civil War Game at Partizan ’18

It’s been a few years since I last visited a wargames show, but two weeks ago I schlepped up to Newark for Partizan ’18.  Partizan has always been one of my favourite shows, due to the extremely high quality of … Continue reading

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As Long As We Beat The Aenglish… My First Game of ‘Saga’

As discussed in the last article, I’ve been encouraged to resurrect my near-forgotten 28mm ‘Age of Arthur’ collection with the aid of ‘Saga’ Dark Age/Mediaeval wargame rules.  I found the rules relatively easy to read and understand, but my sieve-like … Continue reading

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The Saga Begins…

Some 20 years ago or so, in one of many expensive ‘wouldn’t that be a great wargames project’ moments, I bought and painted a heap of Gripping Beast 28mm Saxons, Roman-British, Late Romans and Welsh.  This was partly because I … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Battle of Camrose

Our quest for a good set of VBCW rules continued with another game, this time using the excellent ‘Force on Force’ ruleset by Ambush Alley Games (published by Osprey).  We’d already used these for ultra-modern games, but thought they might … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War in Pembrokeshire: The Battle of Pelcomb Cross

With the Bishop of St David’s still struggling to return to Pembrokeshire following his reverse at Three Cocks, Lord Tenby’s Royalist Administration decided to capitalise on the Bishop’s absence.  Baron Kylsant, who had been flown back to Pembrokeshire bfrom Brecon … Continue reading

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A Very British Civil War 1938: ‘Beating The Bishop’ – The Battle of Three Cocks

Following a string of small victories north of Haverfordwest (most notably at Crundale and Treffgarne-Owen), the Anglican League forces of the Right Reverend Islwyn Davies, Bishop of St David’s had wrested the initiative from the Crown forces in Pembrokeshire.  Volunteers were now … Continue reading

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Normandy 1944: Operation WINDSOR

Operation WINDSOR: The Battle for Carpiquet Airfield 4th July 1944 Report by Richard De Ferrars Bovington 2009 saw the “Battlefront UK” group put on the demonstration game “Operation Windsor” – the assault by 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on Carpiquet Airfield on … Continue reading

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Operation Market-Garden: The Dreijenseweg and the Third Lift

This is just a short post today, as it’s getting late and my camera played up on the day, leaving me with only a few decent photos of the game! This is another one of our ‘Big Bovvy Bash’ games, … Continue reading

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