The League of Augsburg

The dust is settling.. With Talon and Claw reflections and a QRS!





The book reached its first customer on August 16th and now seems to have arrived in most corners of the globe. It was a massive relief to finish this project which had been all consuming for over eighteen months.

The final decision to print is always a bit like betting £50,000 on red. You know there is a risk that something will not be right but having checked and checked, you can't find it. It was...

Militia - all painted

various pikemen - Sedgemoor? Derry? Boston?


It took a while but I finally got the lot painted and Toggy did some too! This post is just to illustrate the potential of these beautiful models.

Armed wth scythes, polearms and short pikes - Raparees? Huguenots? Town mob?


I really enjoyed painting them - so easy.

The musketmen - each has 4 arm variants so multiply the horde by four and there is still no...

Exploring the possibilities - New Military civilians



The possibilities with these figures are enormous. With fifteen marching /advancing musketeers in three sets of five, each with four arm variants we offer 60 variants on the musketeers.




With the open handed models depending on the weapons used - scythes, short pikes, pole-arms, long pikes etc the options are there for a further 60 variants.



These are the first of a series of 'real' people in 'real'...

I've been waiting to tell you this for a long time...

Military coats and informal equipment

Back where it all began. A passionate interest in the wars between 1685 and 1721. No idea that I would become the owner of a figure company. Inheriting someone else's idea of how things should be done and trying to work with that whilst always wanting to move things in a slightly different direction. Picking up on ideas started by someone else which needed...

Eighth Wonder? Texel ship diorama Part 1

I was almost incontinent with excitement on seeing this level of detail.

I am an unashamed Naval Nut and always have been. It doesn't matter what the subject is, if its in the water and looks remotely interesting I'll be all over it.

Den Helder is home port to the Dutch fleet - Belgian frigate Leopold I in centre

Having accidentally come across some pictures of the ship diorama at Texel about a year...

William of Orange - Warfare Miniatures by Mark Allen

Mark Allen was one of the main influences on my obsession with the period which has given its name to this Blog. I drooled over Mark's inspirational figures and games photographed so carefully by Duncan Macfarlane as far back as 1991 when they were a staple of Wargames Illustrated. His series on the armies of the period is still a go to resource for me and I am certain, many others.

It therefore...

King William's War

David O'Brien - Following on from my previous article, Paint your Wagon here is a scenario that shows wagons not only in action but taking the prime spot in the action.

This action takes place somewhere in North America in the 1680's and pits English armed frontiersmen and soldiers facing off against native Americans. The English forces have been off raiding French settlements and two wagon loads...