Tuesday, February 7, 2017


This weekend I went down on the Falkirk and District coach trip to the Vapnartak wargames show held at York Race Course in York.  It was an enjoyable outing to my first show of the year.  Here are some photos of the display games at the show.  I only bought one item at the show - a Sharp Practice AWI Continental force painted by my old friend Jim Duncan of Edinburgh who had a table at the flea market. 

Big 17th century game

Big 17th century game - the town

Relief of Kut-Al-Amara


Some junior Falkirk members

King Kong

Minions the PP game!
My sole purchase - many thanks Jim

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Yesterday I finally got around to have another game at my house.  It has taken me a year to tidy up my wargames table since the new central heating system was installed.  It was also my first Sharp Practice game.  In fact only one of the five of us had played the rules before.  The game was the Indian Mutiny Rescue from the Sharp Practice rule book.  Donald Adamson umpired whilst Colin Jack and Dave O'Brien commanded the British rescue force while myself and Dave Paterson commanded the unruly mutineers.   Colin provided all the scenery and troops for the game. We played on a 6ft by 4ft section of my table.

It was an enjoyable game and by the end of it we were all quoting parts of the rules.  It proved a British victory as their main formation stormed the Pink Fort and rescued the charming and unruffled Lady Howe.

Lady Howe detained at the Pink Fort

Main British formation deploys forward

Main British formation comes into action covered by their skirmishers

Mutineer formation pass burning hut

British storm the Pink Fort with the bayonet and save Lady Howe