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Trojan Horses and Muslim Camel/Elephants

Three and a half thousand years old, and a little over an inch and a half in length, the Pylos Combat Agate has stunned historians. In an age without microscopes and precision tools, it shows a detailed understanding of the human body and movement that… Read More

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L’art de la Guerre- Learning Curve

Life isn’t a single win at all costs game. Rather, it is a whole series of linked games where it really does matter how one played the game. The trick of winning is therefore to learn from your mistakes. You need to want to win… Read More

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Clash of Giants- The Battle of Jutland 2018

A clash of Giants indeed!  Our most prolific correspondent Mark Fry reports from the Slimbridge refight…….. 1]. The British Admirals – drinking tea- with the Grand Fleet just visible on the horizon in front of them The 31st of May – 1st June 1916 witnessed,… Read More

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Society of Ancients Batteday 2018: Paraetacene 317B.C.

Our roving reporter, Mark Fry elucidates…….😳 1).The Antigonid line left to right – that is some Phalanx! With Rodger, the games organiser studying his Armati measuring sticks.   Saturday 7th April saw the Sycamore Hall in Bletchley crowded with the great and the good of… Read More

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Happy Easter

Good Friday and the Passion have been duly observed in the less than traditional Ferres household! My good lady wife is having her hair cut and supporting the entire local area with her expenditure. My mother has returned from hospital after skating down the patio… Read More

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Tibetan (K)nights

The Swansea earthquake and catastrophic snow drifts may have deterred some of the Tercio from gaming but not the Titan of Accountancy, Dave ‘the cataphract’ Lowrie. Despite the usual five or six cars blocking the Bridge into Wales, despite this massive pile-up of pleasure seekers… Read More

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Marengo 1800

Are you old enough to start collecting Napoleonic wargames miniatures? There must surely come a time in one’s life when you have no interest in reading romances or Scandinavian murder mysteries. Not for you pre-pubescent Wizards, you need only concern yourself with the campaigns of… Read More