I have been working on a Fleet level version of Mad for War which slots in very well with the current rules. It is a while since I managed to make any videos so I crammed this one in before the turn of the year.
It is a walk through the mechanics as worked out using 2D ship counters before I go for the 3d model versions. I chose a section of the fleets from the famous Four Days Battle of 1666.
|Sophia Amalia - 3D printed @ 1/1200 with scratchbuilding on masts|
I bought a 1/600 scale 3D print file of a 17th century ship and got a friend to print the Sovereign of the Seas file in 1/1200 scale as I have no printer. I wanted to see the quality and have a go at painting the model. We also printed in 1/600 scale. The file was from Gilded Sails/Wargaming 3D.
|Photo show the 3D print in 1/600 beside...|
I promised to make some free collateral available for those interested in using ther Mad for War system of 17th century naval gaming. Here is the first free 4Play format scenario pack called Clear for action!
It has 28 pages, full colour throughout, three scenarios including Portuguese versus Dutch, Dutch versus English and Privateers versus French.
Obviously you need the Mad for War Essential guide...
|The Battle of Bear Bay, Spitsbergen 1693|
I have just completed the latest video which focuses on gaming with French privateers during the Nine Years War. Even if you are a landlubber this touches your interest as these corsairs captured hundreds of Danish troops bound for Ireland and many were pressed into service in the Royale Danois.
The video features one of the most unusual naval battles in...
Another in the series of the Mad for War series of short Tutorial videos aimed at making entry into the world of late 17th century naval gaming easy and fun. I am so pleased at the feedback I have received on these videos. Obviously making them is a bit of work but the fact that they are being viewed and used is reward enough.
More info on Mad for War collateral here very soon. Lots of scenarios...
|Scenario 3 Trial by Fire!|
I have finished my intensive activities around the Battle of Vågen 1665 and am duty bound to report that from an English perspective, it is the equivalent of setting your computer AI to Extreme Difficulty level. Three iterations of the battle - the historical, an amended order of battle including some heavier English units which were present but dicnot participate in the...
I have just uploaded a new video running through the game turn sequence of Mad for War to YouTube.
Actually starting to see some games being played by groups now, so that's really nice.
Working on some Swedish ships right now for the Scanian War. More of that soon.
Meanwhile here is the link;
Fighting Talk has not featured heavily in my prioirities for a couple of years now. I simply do not have time to do everything and I definitely get a D on my report card for my contributions. However, the arrival of Mad for War Essentials has provided the impetus to attempt to do better all round on the Boards. I will visit as often as I can and make contributions which add some value.
Mad for War Essentials will be availabe today at 1700 hours (1200 EST N. America) from both leagueofaugsburg.com online store and warfareminiaturesusa.com online stores.
Meanwhile, a new video, the first of the example scenarios featured in Mad for War Essentials is already available to view on YouTube here:Finding your sea legs!
You will be able to get you game on the table tonight (or in the...