The League of Augsburg

Wandering Around Ireland, Part IV

Clarence Harrison - More on my trip to the Old Country... You thought I'd forgotten about this didn't you? I've just been super busy and these kinds of posts are much more of a time investment than the 'look what I just painted' type (though I've had precious few of those too). The first part of this day saw us around Newtown Butler and Athlone, but the rest was spent around Aughrim!


Again let me...

Battle for Britain - inside the Caribbean forces

Creole infantry in action!

The Caribbean theatre started as a one off idea but the more I researched it the more I got hooked by the scope, scale and generally bizarre nature of what the European superpowers got up to there.

Our first outing centres on Jamaica - previously Spanish, now English and very recently declared for King James and not King William. Challenging possession of the island is an...

The Battle for Britain 1693 The fighting begins...

Kirke's arrival at Santa Marta  - The Creole Regiment was already in position


Of course I have already blogged briefly on the topic of our 1693 Battle for Britain adventures but not really given any detailed insight into the battles. The reason was simple. I had a mass of data to sift through and organize and my time between the beginning of April (when we did it) and now has been filled with...

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 5 - How far can you get in a week?

A selection of the Ghost Army in the field



Something I am frequently asked is "how do you manage to be so productive?". The answer is quite simple. I don't have any spare time.

Lukas Strom takes an aimed shot


My day job keeps me away from home about 180 days per year on average. I long ago abandoned my portable painting kit which included about two dozen little Vallejo bottles carried around with my...

Solidifying the Ghost Army 4 - Weathering the Veterans

Three steps: Painted, Washed down, Weathered - bases unfinished



The look I wanted to get with these models was a faded, dirty, washed out effect. They have been in the field for over two years without proper resupply from home. If a parade ground look ever existed in the early 18th century which I doubt, these chaps are as far away from that as is possible. For those interested, a tip I would offer...

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 3 Åke Öberg’s Vikingar

Åke Öberg’s Vikingar - the raw material - two conversions and three 're-equipped' models
The finished unit -Åke Öberg’s Vikingar

The unit is Veteran under Donnybrook classification and equipped with heavy weapons, in this case battle axes. They are known in my collection as Sergeant Åke Öberg’s Vikingar. His little command are formidable men from the northern provinces of Sweden. Almost inured to...

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 2 - Inspiration for characterization


Donnybrook has become pretty widely used since its release (despite CH painting himself into the cover!).


Donnybrook is ideally suited to characterisation.  Clarence and I had much fun naming the rather ridiculous characters which pepper the pages of the rule book. A few of our friends appear there in very thin disguise.

The Ghost Army immediately started to lend itself to this characterisation...

Solidifying the Ghost Army Part 1 - The BIG idea


A preview of four of the conversions for the Ghost Army

On a recent flight back from New York I hit the creative wall. I intended to use the journey to write something new but found myself simply staring at the screen.. it had been a hard week at the office.
I resorted to trawling through my files of previously written pieces and eventually I came across an almost finished scenario for Donnybrook...

Battle for Britain 1693.. campaigning opening shots

The 1693 campaign season opened with three contrasting scenarios reflecting the differing challenges facing each of the commanders depending on where they found themselves at the close of 1692.


Kilbryde 1693 - site of the conventicle (assembling around the house)

In Scotland Viscount Dundee found himself nominally in control of the country but with far too few troops to effectively ensure the King's...

Returning to the scene.... LoA at Partizan 2017

Toggenhvud points out to Hiltonbock where the enemy are.....

Regrettably, The League of Augsburg has been absent from the Partizan show(s) for a couple of years. This was due to lack of bodies and the over-facing effort of single-handedly lugging a demo game and trade stand on a 640 mile round trip over 30 hours - I missed it!

Our pre-dinner stroll along the Trent to Newark Castle reminded us how...

Pike less in Falkirk .. LoA at Carronade 2017

The LoA GNW game at Falkirk 2017


I cannot say the our preparation for the Carronade show in Falkirk was faultless. I spent about 90 minutes the night before the show looking out all the various components from the game we had run at Tactica. Terrain - check, buildings - check, troops - check (sure about that?... yep), trees - text to Toggy - check, rules - check, handout - oops I forgot that, never...

Warfare Miniatures - new releases and sculpts

Yep, I admit it, things have been pretty hectic over the last six to seven weeks. It may appear that we have not been doing anything here at Warfare Miniatures but a more accurate description of affairs is that we have not had time to tell anyone about all the things we have been doing!

Since my Dr Livingstone-Mr Stanley moment with Clibinarium in Enniskillen about a month ago (well exactly a month...