Firstly, a big thank you to those who have bought some 4Play scenarios. They got off to a good start and I am happy with the response. Of course, the rub will be the play feedback but on format and content, they seem to have hit the mark.
With the first releases I wanted to try and avoid the common trap of re-hashing what is already out there in some form or another. By focusing on different...
After some final UAT modifications the first seven scenario packs in the 4PLAY series are noe commercially available in the LoA onlone store. Click on each in the shop to get a description of content. All contain 16-17 full colour pages
All are priced at £3. Use the pdf postage charge which is 1p.
001 1667 Medway campaign (land and sea)
002 1689 Scotland (land and sea)
003 1689 Western Ireland (land...
|Cover of 000 the Free pack|
I am delighted to say my second job (wargaming) has been providing plenty of overtime shifts recently. These have allowed me to get my 4PLAY concept well and truly off the ground. The scenarios are all written for Beneath the Lily Banners (unit games), Donnybrook (Skirmish games) and a soon to be published naval set of rules for the naval games. All scenarios can be...
Aha! you say, where is he? Locked up at home and not blogging? Yes but...
I have been using all non-core work time to get these scenario pdfs packs produced from scratch. So far I have created six packs and play tested and photographed 18 scenarios for inclusion. All the games have brief AARs to help players with tips and recommeded rules or adjustments where necessary.
All games are played on...
I may have appeared missing in action over the last few days... not so. I have been using every spare hour to set up, play and photograph small games for a series of pdfs I hope to release within the next 3-4 weeks. This has already involved nine x 90 minute games since Sunday last, with each of them having to be written up as a scenario, photographed and AAR completed. All are based on research I...
I have been slowly but surely painting Ottoman cavalry in between other projects and am just about to base the first units.
I had to get at least one of each figure done in the six packs for the shop and seeing them all together demonstrates how nice this range has turned out.
Recent reading and referenceto source material has reassured me that these figures will be usable for the north African...
The variants require a bit of explaining.
|Three of the horses|
|Three more of the horses|
|Seventh horse is on the far left here|
There are seven horse variants. A random selection from the seven will be included in each...
Hogan’s role in this scenario is as a scout and not a fighter. He provides the Jacobite player with some extra options which emphasize his local knowledge and cunning.
· Hogan and the Shannon: Hogan can change the position of the ford! When he writes down the designated crossing point at the start of the game...
If you are into Ottoman flags or the smaller nations participating in the Great Northern Wars and War of the Spanish Succession look no further than eleven new flag sheets now available:
Here they are:
Here they are:
4 Ottoman sheets from my designs as seen here;
Holstein Gottorp Foot, Horse, Dragoons
Brunswick, Celle, Hanover - Foot and Horse
Find them all in the shop here:
|The river Shannon at Portumna - near where Sarsfield's cavalry are thought to have forded.|
What happened? I had originally started posting this seven parter back in 2016 but for some reason never posted the final three parts which I have just come across and realized they were finished!
So, picking up from Part 4 which you can link back to here:
Whiskey in the Jar-o Part 4
Here is Part 5 to be...
Orders of Battle
The full English order of battle is as follows:
1 battalion of converged grenadiers (all musket), 2 battalions of Marines (all musket), 1 battalion of Guards, 11 battalions of Foot (pike and musket with the possibility that 3-4 could be all musket armed).Here are the battalions which participated in the expedition:
1st Foot Guards
John Cutts’ Regiment
Richard Coote’s Regiment
|A map drawn up to wargame the action|
It does sound unmistakably like D-Day. It took place around 200 miles from and almost exactly 250 years to the day before Operation Overlord as, although the date is now noted at June 18th the old style calendar marks it as June 6th or 7thin most sources. The action can be fought in various ways; as a large scale battle, as a skirmish or...