The League of Augsburg

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.








Taking the offensive.. well said Pete Brown

The offending piece

I am not even allowed to use the word snowflake in the house without a censorious eyebrow being raised by my daughter. I know I am not alone in my complete bemusement regarding what people will take offence about next. At work, what my team are now OK to say or not say in terms of illustrating business life lessons is like walking through a minefield (oops, probably not allowed...

William III's Italian Allies during the LoA War Book offer






Another generous offer from the Helion Company for members of the League of Augsburg Blog...

William III's Italian Ally: Piedmont and the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697 by CIRO PAOLETTI, illustrations by Bruno Mugnai




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from now till the end of March 
£25 post free within the UK, at cost shipping for the rest of the world.


To order the...

The Army of the United Provinces 1660-1687 Book Offer



For members of the League of Augsburg blog here in another attractive offer from Helion:


WARS AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV. VOLUME 1 - THE ARMY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES OF THE NETHERLANDS, 1660-1687 by Bruno Mugnai

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from now till the end of March 
£25 post free within the UK, at cost shipping for the rest of the world.




To order...

Rawdon Raises an Army, Part Three


Thomas Grove - I've finally finished all my horse for Rawdon's army! Here they are arrayed for battle. No doubt just fleeing Dromore. LOL


Hugh Magill anchors the flank with his veteran troopers. While Rawdon leads is huge dragoon regiment of 3 squadrons personally.



The man himself Arthur Rawdon the Gardner of Ireland! I gave him a fancy uniform laced with gold, and went for a smart Bone colored...

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...