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Wednesday 27 February 2013

Falkirk Club at Viking exhibition in Edinburgh

The National Museum of Scotland is holding a Viking exhibition which runs until 20th May.  However the most important date for your diary is Sunday 10th March when they are hosting a ‘Viking Wargames Day’.  A number of clubs will be putting on games.
More details on the exhibition here
The Falkirk club is recreating The Battle of Cruden - or the "Slaughter of the Danes" from 1012.  This saw Malcolm II lead his Scots army against invading Danish Vikings led by none other than Canute, then Prince of Denmark. The result was a bloody draw but a strategic victory for the Scots.
We will be using a slightly modified version of Basic Impetus.  The game is designed to be accessible to members of the public who may have little knowledge or experience of wargaming.  They will be able to take control of a command and will get to roll some dice.
Please pass details on to anyone who you think might be interested.  We don’t often have such direct access to the non wargaming public so I do hope it will be a success and might even attract some new people into the hobby.


  1. I'd really like to see it, but it's not something I can make. Good luck, and please let us know how it all goes!

  2. Should be a good day Dave.

    I see you've got your blog sorted too! Yeah