The League of Augsburg

By way of a thank you - Any 10 from the list

For Post #1,001

I thought it would be nice to give our visitors an opportunity to pick up a little bargain if they are so inclined. The pdf uniform and scenario packs have proved to be very popular. The fact the the range continues to expand is testimony to that. 

We now have 27 Uniform guides and 25 4Playpacks excluding the 2 FREE packs. The prices vary on these between £2 and £6 with most being in...

It's St Patrick's Day so...


We can't let today pass without featuring some Irish action from the Nine Years War on the blog. So I thought the best way to pay tribute to the theatre and the fighting men which has given me the most stimulation to understand the period in the last thirty years was to simply create a photo montage of action and inspiration in Ireland from the League of Augsburg..



Happy St Patrick's day to...

4Play workshop

Action between Clan Chattan and Keppoch Macdonalds - from Crann Tara

I have been working on new 4Play scenarios including a dozen naval packs to support Mad for War. Here is a peek at what in coming up. 




CRANN TARA - Clan warfare between 1660 and 1690.

This one fascinated me after Dave sent me some information on little known clan actions which took place during my core period of interest. This pack...

The bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee!


The Bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee!

The Battle of Killiecrankie, July 27th 1689 is of enduring interest to me. It has all of the romanticism of a Hollywood mini series. A hero, who was long seen as a traitor and villain by his co-religionists and had both the sobriquet of Bluddy Clavers and Bonnie Dundee. A fractious army held together by the strength of his personality and that of other giant human...

Buccaneers, Pirates, and Privateers

Clarence Harrison - One of the things I knew I would need when I decided to jump into the Caribbean theater were pirates... lots and lots of pirates!

These models can be used as privateers and general ship crew for every nation in the West Indies throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. There will be a few anachronisms of dress across this broad range - tricorns in 1635 and ECW era trousers in 1750...

The Siege of Gerona, 1684 - Part Three


Jose Maria
- On May 20th, the French began their siege and artillery settlement works. In the early morning of the 22nd the wall canvas began to be beaten between the half moons of "Santa Clara" and the "half moon of the Governor", continuing the bombardment until the 24th, firing between 1,500 and 2,000 gunshots of 20 to 36 pounds of field balls. It was considered a miracle of Saint Narcissus that...

Adventures in the Caribbean

Clarence Harrison - It's been a while since I've contributed anything to the blog that Barry and I are supposed to share. He seems to handle the load most of the time. It's not really that I haven't been painting, but more that I haven't seemed to have the time to document projects.

From the collection of Mr. Hilton

When I travelled to Scotland for an LoA weekender a few years back, one of the games...

Campaigning in Ireland with Ben Waterhouse

Benjamin William Champley Waterhouse- I’ve wargamed for over forty years now in most historical genres and scales. I am fascinated by those pivotal moments in history where nothing is the same again; the last successful foreign invasion of England being one. As a child I was a great fan of Joan Aitkin’s books, many of which were set in a nineteenth century where James II had not been overthrown....

The Siege of Gerona, 1684 - Part Two

Jose Maria- After a few years in which tension with France was common, and in which Alejandro Bournonville, viceroy of Catalonia, was especially concerned about the defenselessness of the Principality of Catalonia, the official start of the war in November 1683 meant that the viceroy had to face the most difficult moments of his long political and military trajectory. The situation of the French...

Battle of the Boyne video tutorial


I have made a Battle of The Boyne video focusing on how to get the most from the wargaming opportunities presented by this iconic battle.


It features information on the armies, features some tabletop examples and offers tips on how to set up your own games.


I am still experimenting with the format for videos but am trying very hard to keep both my mug and my mits out of shot! I don't like either in...

Armiger's Armies

Happened to see these on Facebook last week, from the collection of the talented Nick Armiger! With his kind permission, we are able to display a small sample from his collection - in this instance, a Dutch brigade...






This is only a teaser... there are many more where these came from and Nick has promised to pen a proper 'guest post' for us in the future. We'll make sure to add more pics from this...

The Siege of Gerona, 1684 - Part One

 Jose Maria- Hello friends, for this year 2021 I have started a very ambitious project - a 28mm campaign, using actual period characters as leaders for my armies, perhaps introducing role-playing elements in skirmish-type games (like Donnybrook, Pikeman's lament or Encamisada) and also other games in traditional wargame field battles with rule sets such as Beneath the Lily Banners or Pike &...