Deutschland bound! - LoA hit the Tactica trail 2016

Uppland Femanning battalion making their debut at TACTICA
I was delighted to receive an invite to Tactica from Frank Bauer at the Antwerp show last Novemeber. Now the League of Augsburg Circus is about to hit the road with Gunter travelling from the Imperial capital of Vienna, Toggy flying from Scotland to Hamburg and myself and Mrs H driving to Newcastle, overnighting to Hook of Holland and driving on to Hamburg!

The Russian position at Fraustadt which the Swedes will assault

A lot of effort but I am assured that the show is well worth it. What are we doing? Well, a Great Northern War game based on the Swedish attack against the Russian Corps positions at Fraustadt in 1706.

I will be using a bit more snow on the day!

We are using the as yet unpublished rules for smaller actions with variable sized units which I have been working on and play testing for some months now.

Some of the unit cards for the game

The card driven game is full of period feel and personalities and fuses key mechanisms from Donnybrook and Victory without Quarter with ideas from BLB and several new innovations.

A contract painter ran up this fine unit for us!
We hope that many people will come and join us during the two days of the show.

This Command vignette is a present for a friend of mine

Of course, Warfare Miniatures will be trading and I am carrying a wide selection of the range and all of the GNW models currently available.

Swedes in trenches - they will appear!

This post shares a few preparatory shots of the bits and pieces on show at the weekend in Hamburg including some newly painted models from both myself and a contract painter we have used to swell the Russian ranks.

My Swedish Commander will appear too!

More reports from Hamburg!