Just a little information about who we are and what we do.
Brief History of the Club
Up until January 2012 the club was known as the “Buchan Wargames Group” and was mainly centred around the Peterhead area. In its 25 years of history we have had members from the whole of Aberdeenshire and the North East of Scotland – from Banff to Aberdeen and all stops in-between. Members have and continue to come from a diverse background and age groups (youths to retirees), all linked by interest in wargaming, including fishermen, engineers, members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, teachers, Oil & Gas professionals, pilots, vets and artists.
During this period the club was normally held at members own homes; however as the membership began to grow the decision was made to find a more suitable location for the regular club nights. As a result, towards the end of 2011 the club started to meet at its current venue, the Oldmeldrum Royal British Legion. As part of this move the club name was also changed to “Oldmeldrum Wargames Group” to better suit its new base.
The clubs main focus is on historical wargaming, recreating well known battles and campaigns to our own what-if scenarios. All games are well researched by the group with a focus on historical accuracy. The members interests range from ancient to late 20th Century both figure tabletop & boardgames including:
- Ancient Greeks & Persians, Romans, Gauls & Carthaginians
- Dark Age Viking raids
- Medieval Britain, Europe & the Norman Conquest
- 100 Years War
- English Civil War
- Jacobite Rebellion
- 30 Years War
- Pirates and the conquest of “The New World”
- American War of Independance
- Napoleonic Wars including the War of 1812
- American Civil War
- The building of the British Empire including the Afghan Wars, the Zulu War and the Boer War
- First & Second World Wars including the inter-war years
- The Cold War including Korea, Vietnam, Post-WW2 Africa & the Falklands War
The groups various figure collections cover the most popular gamings scales of 1:6000, 1:3000, 1:1200, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm & 28mm and include naval, land and air.
Although the clubs main focus is on historical wargaming we also have an interest in fantasy wargaming (Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Zombies, Pulp Fiction etc.) and do encourage those interested in this type of wargaming to come along.
Under the old banner of the Buchan Wargames Group the club participated in numerous war-games shows and conventions over the years winning many accolades for the public participation and demonstration games we have run. The club aims to continue and build upon our success and reputation by attending and supporting the following shows:
- TARGE – Kirriemuir Wargames Club
- Carronade – Falkirk Distrct Wargames Club
- SKELP – Angus Wargames Club (Forfar)
For most of the shows the club groups together in their free time to scratch build the terrain, buildings and collect and paint all the required figures and accessories. Thorough research is carried out by the members into the battle / scenario depicted including the historical background of the engagement, the forces and commenders and the uniforms and equipment involved.