The League of Augsburg

What a F*****g day!

We had such a great show.. what could go wrong?

I do not usually resort to expletives in my blog contributions but today is an exception. Having completed a very successful and enjoyable CRISIS 2018 in Antwerp, Toggy and I had planned an early start on Sunday - breakfast at 0830, on the road for 0900 - Ramillies by 1015, Neerwinden by 1400.
Having checked out at 0900 I reached the car and fumbled in...

The work of Dino Todaro

Swedish Regiment Vasterbotten - the basing really sets off the unit superbly

Wargaming takes some unusual turns. When we visited Tuscany on holiday I arranged to meet an Italian gamer, collector and painter with whom I had corresponded for a couple of years. When we met in his beautiful home town of Lucca we really hit it off.


Detail of the three stands of Vasterbotten Regiment

Since then we have met...

Come on, more? Really? Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 5



I've managed to get to a fifth in the series of Warfare painted miniatures from the brushes of excellent painters whilst maintaining the quality!




Here we have some super, stylish Saxons from the very prolific brush of Roger Castle. Roger can be found evangelising about the GNW on several fora at the moment. His work output is high and he has done a wonderful job on his Warfare minis.




Friend and...

Rawdon Raises an Army, Part Two


Thomas Grove - Rawdon's forces begin to muster!

So that's two units of Horse finished! Hugh Magill's Dragoons with Hugh Magill himself as a personality. As well as the 3rd squadron of Rawdon's Horse!


I went with a drab uniform for Rawdon's dragoons using Foundry Granite and Forest Green for the cuffs.


Magill's dragoons I went with a red (foundry terracotta) uniform with green (forest green)...

Lazing on a Sunday afternoon!

12 x 6 custom built and scaled central section of Waterloo I made a few years back


After so many years of doing it, we are getting tired of lugging around car fulls of terrain boards. Storage and transport thereof is a pain. I have admired the teddy-bear massacres of the last few years and recall being impressed by the Waterloo terrain of the Loughton? Strike Force at Salute a few years back and...

Heidelberg Castle - photo walk through

The large tower on the right (Dicker Turm) was mined by Louis XIV's army in 1693

It was my good fortune to find myself in Heidelberg for a couple of days and to explore its Thirty Years War and War of the Palatinate history.

Many of the defensive works were repeatedly reconstructed after sieges during the TYW and Nine Years War

The view from the castle down into the town and the Alte Bruecke over the...

Kurpfalz Feldherren do the '45 at Tactica

Some Summer pictures of a winter time game from Germany.


Awa' in the Heilands - Speed Bonnie Boat and all that stuff..


Those very talented chaps - Jurgen, Sven, Stefan and Mirko aka the Kurpfalz Feldherren have done it again with this wonderful '45 Rebellion Donnybrook game at Tactica.
This looks suitably grim and Scots
Their table was beautiful and contained four forces - French, Highlanders,...

Gunter's video of LoA Waterloo 2015 + Blog links

My own 2nd Dragoons

ATTENTION: LOADS OF GOOD LINKS ALL OVER THIS POST!

As a 'non-Facebooker' I often miss bits and pieces of hobby stuff. This particular 2+ minutes of video footage was taken by Germanicus at our 2015 re-fight of Waterloo in Derby.

Adrian made the terrain, Toggy, Gerry, Peter, Barry and several other chaps provided the 8,000 or so figures. The event was a decisive result and the game...

Principality of Catalonia (Guest Post)

Hi everyone, my name is José María Cagiga (Chema, 1986) in the League of Augsburg forum, first of all I want to thank Barry and Clarence for allowing me to participate in their blog.


I am a wargamer based in Cartagena, Kingdom of Spain, and since 2013-14 I am very interested in the armies of the League of Augsburg war, following an advertisement that I saw in a magazine, then I discovered the...

Rawdon Raises an Army, Part One


Thomas Grove - After playing a game of Beneath the Lily Banners/The War of Three Kings I was hooked. Now to create my own army.

I really enjoyed Arthur Rawdon's force from the scenario we playedso I decided I would stick with the Cock of the North. In reality Arthur's military career didn't last long. But pulling from Clarence's and Barry's alternate history I'm going to soldier on with him and...

Tales from the Road: Futa Pass, Tuscany: German Cemetery

A nice antidote to the intensity of Salute!


A much anticipated trip to Tuscany brought some unexpected but very enjoyable hobby related activity. Mrs H had booked us into a hotel near Mugello, north of Florence. It lies on a road between the now under-restoration home castle of the Medicis and the famous high pass at Futa where the Gothic Line was cracked by the Americans in 1944.


The largest German...

The Cock of the North, Part Four

Clarence Harrison- Well, that was fun! Running a game for players who have no experience with a rule set is always tricky. You can spend a lot of time bogged down in tedious explanations of mechanics and the minutia of the charts and discover that no one remembers it all anyway, or you can just dive in. I explained that the troops mostly use d6s or d8s to resolve their actions (a concept they WERE...