We've recently begun a campaign recreating the adventures of the itinerant Royalist Fleet on the West African coast in 1652. Under Prinz Ruprecht von der Pfalz known more commonly in Engish as Rupert of the Rhine, a small battered squadron 'privateered' between the Islas Cabo Verde and The Gambia for some weeks.
I have manipulated a few facts but nothing too outrageous. We have...
This one has been a long time coming because I rearranged the content of the ECW 4Play packs as more data and scenario opportunities evolved. Seas Ablaze! 4Play pack 036 is now in the shop.
This pack features Prince Rupert in the first scenario based upon the near miss off the North Foreland in August 1648 when the fleet was led by the future king - Charles, Prince of Wales and Rupert himself was...
|First release in the series on Prince Rupert's campaigns|
I have enjoyed reading and exploring the exploits of a quite remarkable figure form the 17th century. Not the fairly well trodden but brief path of his adventures in the land campaigns of the War of Three Kingdoms between 1640-1647, but the far more sustained period of his contribution to history. His activities as a naval commander between...
Ark Royal packs will be priced at £21.50 with a set of ratlines @ £2.50 per pack. The ratline/shroud sets are optional and will cover all the ships in a pack where relevant. Some smaller ships do not require ratlines.
There are squadron deals availalbe covering the 18 listed options below with pack numbers and quantities noted. A squadron deal has three packs and will cost £56 and thus offer a...
|Assurance versus Constant Reformation 1649|
I am very pleased to announce the release of the first 4Play scenario packs specifically designed for Mad for War. There are 16 packs which will be released over the next few weeks but the first batch of four is a nice cross section of some of the different conflicts of the late 17th century which will be covered by the series.
|The Commonwealth Fleet|
|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...
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;
I have been blogging less frequently these past days because.... Clarence and I have been rushing to get Mad for War Essentials ready for release later this week.
What is Mad for War Essentials ? The core rules to get gamers started with the new system. It contains everything you need except the tape measure, dice and table to get Mad for War launched and find your sea legs. Eh, everything...
My end of year game this year was novel for a two main reasons. Firstly, it was out of period - An English Civil War era, full scale naval battle. Secondly, my battle report is not being delivered in the traditional way.
I have chosen to create a 15 minute video battle report. It has taken quite some time to create but I am trying to set myself a new level of aspiration. I wanted it to be as...
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