Solway Crafts and Miniatures

Celebrating 10 years of 1938 VBCW

Games Cafe at Cakes and Ale, Carlisle

On first and third Mondays of each month we now host a games cafe at Cakes and Ale cafe, long lane, just off Castle street, Carlisle.  We play a range of board and tabletop games and everyone is welcome to bring their own game or join in with whats being played. There is also a bar and a good range of cakes!

Italian Wars 'To the Strongest 'at  Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

Saturday 13th April we are doing a large 'To the Strongest' Game at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life within Carlisle Castle. If you would like to take part , with or without your own figures email us for more details

Albanich 2019

Great,  fun day Saturday- thank you to all who contributed. Congratulations to Tam for winning the painting competition- nice one mate!

I couldn't make this year's Sunday game but it sounded like the reemergence of the armies of Louis XIV and the Duke of Marlborough  went down really well

Photos of both days will shortly be on the Albanich page

 Albanich 2020 will be on 7th March next year


Publishers of 1938 A Very British Civil War- An Alternative History Project

Since 2004 we have been providing a small range of products and a painting service for wargamers. We are best known for The Very British Civil War (VBCW) series of books.

Our good friend and artist Pete Barfield provides the illustrations for most of our books and a number of our model flag ranges.

We are also involved in supporting the wargaming community locally With our old friends the Dumfries Wargamers we sponsor Albanich-  The Dumfries Wargames Show in March every year.

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