The League of Augsburg

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...

1693 Start of the campaign season

On the march once again.. The Army of William III
1693opens with many of the main characters elsewhere... Marlborough held at Versailles, Tollemache garrisoning a small frontier fortress in the low countries, Berwick sent on a diplomatic errand to the Vatican via Vienna and St Petersburg, Sarsfield back in Ireland raising and training a new army and Wauchope mad and incoherent in an unnamed...

Warfare Miniatures at Carronade and Partizan 2017

Swedish battery appearing at Carronade and Partizan


As Toggy and I are working as a two man team with our demo game this Spring I have decided not to trade at Carronade and Partizan.



Swedish infantry attacking


I am happy to deliver pre orders to customers at both shows. If you order by emailing to wordtwister@hotmail.co.uk beforehand I will be delighted to give 12% discount.



Streltsi battalion


Our game...

Campaign hard facts


For all you 'Stato' types out there (and in my experience that is most gamers), I have included the casualties from the main battles in the 1692 campaign season here. It will be followed by the Roll of Honour/Dishonour in a subsequent post.

As many of these units have gained experience and have featured in the 1693 campaign the information does have some gaming relevance.

Some of the players have I...

Unashamed Williamite Wars LoA nostalgia trip..

Glorying in the spectacle of the game...



I have hundreds, perhaps thousands of gaming images from our many years of gaming the Williamite Wars. Sometimes it is nice just to look and not necessarily to read. Not in chronological order (of the war nor of when they were played), here is a trip through the images if you need some inspiration...
1693 Drax, Battle for Britain campaign played in Dumfries...

Russian GNW Dragoon flags now available








We are delighted to announce the immediate availability of five superb sets of Russian Dragoons standards for the Great Northern War.

Sheets are £6 each ex postage. I will have a limited quantity at SALUTE 2017 next weekend



The Battle for Britain 1692... concluding the 1692 story

Here is last year's final chapter, leading into our 1693 adventures....

Infamy! The English Life Guards treacherously turn on the Gardes te Voet



The guile of the Lord Lucan in persuading the venal Kirke combined with the grit of the brave Irish soldiers to serve up a delicious victory in the cause of the true King and the true religion– This is the tale King James’s counsellors would have us swallow...

The Battle for Britain 1692: The story so far, almost completed..

Leading up to the start of the 1693 campaigning season with the climax of 1692..


The Jacobite Army on the left delivered a stunning victory at Badon Hill


The ire of the populace at large has turned like a rabid dog upon prominent men who once had the world at their feet. General Tollemache, erstwhile darling of the army and hero of the battlefield is now become a figure of derision and the corporeal...

The Battle for Britain 1692: The story so far continued..

More of the background tale leading to our April 2017 weekender....


Complicit in the Jacobite defeat? St Ruhe's French may have fought hard enough


Dundee’s own losses amounted to no greater than thirteen hundreds of the total four and one half thousands lost for King James. So, can it truly be believed that the legions of King Louis the Magnificent did not shoulder more than adequate share of the...