The League of Augsburg

DOB's Donnybrook ding-dong on the Costa del Plunder

 



Dave (DOB) O'Brien has been a gaming buddy for a long time. Covid has kyboshed our usual get togethers and we both have been filling in with alternative gaming options. 




He sent me some cracking pictures of a recent Donnybrook game which I know he has already shared on Facebook but some more detail here and links to other useful threads of the Moorish connection for gaming. 




Tangier and North...

Peter's amazing 15s



Peter is a very active and valuable contributor to our little blog community. He and I have shared many a  wargaming conversation in various parts of Europe over a refreshment or two and some nice food.
His contributions often take the form of photos, comments and perspectives on the period and this post





features some of Peter's own massive collection of 15mm models. The first gaming shots show an...

Guest post: Gareth Lane's mega NYW project Allied left wing

 

Gareth's long running project is nearing completion. He has been kind enough to share the photos as it has developed over the months.


I am sure you will recognize many of the units he has chosen as I did. His lovely, warm painting style combines excellently with attractive basing and Quindia Studios wonderful flags to produce truly breathtaking forces for the tabletop. 



I understand Gareth and...

Great work

The return of Piet van der Valk ...as a brigadier



I have the privilege of seeing the creative work of some of the 17th century gaming community now and again and am happy to share that with Blog members. This post shows work from Nick in New Zealand, Gareth in Wales,Yuriy in Russia and Charles in England. 




Dutch brigadier from Gareth... Warfare Miniatures WLOA20


Below you can see a fantastic piece of...

The perfection of military discipline by Mark Shearwood

I was delighted to open a package from Helion delivered by our trusty postal service this lunchtime because, I knew what it would be:






The perfection of military discipline: The plug bayonet and the English Army  1660-1705 

The book is written by Mark Shearwood, friend of this blog, good friend of mine, wargamer and modeller extraordinaire and most significantly of all, an authority on 17th century...

Guest post: Gareth Lane's Scots-Dutch Brigade

George Ramsay's Regiment

The Scots-Dutch Brigade had a long and active service but is probably best remembered for its great defeat at the hands of Viscount Dundee's Highland army at Killiecrankie in 1689.


Hugh Mackay of Scourie's Regiment

That it was composed of and largely officered by experienced Scots officers is something occasionally yet deliberately overlooked by those intent on some Scots v...

Guest Post: The work of Gareth Lane Dutch troops 1690s



I have the privilege of receiving photos of the work of many talented gamers add collectors interested in our period.




Recently I was sent some wonderful pictures of units from the collection of Gareth Lane. I was very taken with the style of the units and the painting.




Gareth has used wonderful castings from North Star's 1672 range and has depicted some fine units from the forces of the Dutch...

Guest Post: Alexey Kovshikov - GNW Swedish artillery





Some excellent photos of Swedish artillery from the collection of Russian enthusuast Alexey Kovshikov.



Alexey wanted me to point out that this outstanding work was done by painter Mikhail Mirosnik.





It shows both Warfare Miniatures and Ebob Miniatures sculpts together.





These blend very well and Mikhail has done an outstanding job in making each piece work.




Thanks for sharing Alexey.



Link to  Alexey's...

From Russia with Liv.. Guard

I am delighted to share the work of Yuriy Hotchkin with Blog followers. Yuriy and his wargaming group are located across both Sankt Peterburg and Moscow and have interest in a variety of periods and scales. 




Yuriy sent me some wonderful pictures of his Great Northern War Swedes from Warfare Miniatures.
These are some of the finest painted examples of our miniatures that I have yet seen.





The fact that...

International GNW painting!



One great thing about the internet is is brings people who would never even know the existence of each other, together. Over the last couple of weeks I have received some wonderful examples of painting from enthusiasts and friends of the blog...




Firstly some GNW Russians from Italy. Dino Todaro whose work was so admired the last time we had it on the blog has sent these pictures of Great Northern...

Guest post: Battle of Malatitze 1708 - Dannie Fogleman

Friend of the blog and GNW enthusiast Dannie Fogleman undertook some evangelical work on behalf of Beneath the Lily Banners at South Bend, Indiana recently. 

Here is the tale of his adventures with some BLB novices.....

The Battle of Malatitze 1708 - Ready to rol in South Bend, IN @SYWA


We did a BLB3 GNW game at the Seven Years War Association in South Bend, Indiana recently. It was based on the...

Another amazing diorama from TACTICA 2018



These pictures actually look like photographs of real life. The are from one of two dioramas on display at Tactica 2018 by a German team who create sensational work.









The scene is an Italian town in the later war period with a German Panzer unit moving up to the front. I will let the pictures do the talking.