The League of Augsburg
Temperance becomes Mars - The journey from bit part to stardom!
|Temperance stranded on the shoal 6th March|
Too much going on, so unfortunately the blog was a casualty. Everything is good, lots of projects on the go, Warfare Miniatures really busy which is part of the problem! Too much casting keeps me away from many other important things.
|Rupert and his French allies failed to capture Temperance|
As a little place holder I thought I would feature the campaign...
Mad for War QRS
Mad for War is almost ready to be launched across the globe! You can download a copy of the Mad for War Quick Reference Sheet and get ready to set your sails for glory!
Sweden versus Holland 1658
|Looking across Øresund|
I have finished refighting the Battle of Øresund, 28th October 1658. It was the largest Mad for War game I have played to date so let's get the stats out of the way first:
Table size: 6 x 4 feet
Playing time: 18 turns (6 hours of battle time) played over three days in multiple sessions.
Model to ship ratio: 1: 2
Number of models used: 50
Total Swedish fleet points:...
Be good to yourself...
|The fleets approach looking from the northwest|
..every day and every night... In the words of Glasgow's own Frankie Miller Be good to yourself
I promised myself a northern waters game last Christmas, it was going to be Öland but that never took place because the lurgy got me and it nearly did it again this year, however... this hobby of ours is a powerful stimulus. So, sick a bed, I planned this...
Mad for War Ark Royal Offer - Squadron Deals £49
For a limited time up until the release of Mad for War to Pre-order customers we are offering some New Year Cheer at Sea!
The day has arrived.. Mad for War pre ordering
First, let me thank you all for your patience. We have been promising this book for over eighteen months. Why it took so long does not matter anymore. It will be delivered to Warfare Miniatures HQ before the end of January 2023 for immediate distribution.
A shipment will go on to Warfare USA the day after it arrives on my doorstep. Orders for the USA, Canada and US Territories should be made from...
First Gambia scenario packs released
The first two scenario packs from the Gambia Campaign 1652 are now available in the shop. More will be released before Christmas so keep and eye out if your imagination has been stimulated by this fascinating wargaming opportunity. See the pdfs here: https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/products-subcat-84.html
Gambia campaign pdfs in the works
|screen grab from #5 All Ashore! which has 38 pages|
Working on five so far and we are just past the one third mark of the campaign. The actions have come thick and fast and have divided into clear groups - naval actions using Mad for War, small naval actions using Donnybrook at Sea and land actions using Donnybrook. Looming up is a small land battle for which we'll use Beneath the Lily Banners.
Santiago - Lost Treasury ship - somewhere on The Gambia 1652
The Treasury galleon
On a mission to collect valuable trade items including ivory, salt, gold and beeswax, the galleon Santiagowas scuttled by her commander in a remote stretch of the Gambia river after an abortive attack by pirates, the nationality of which has never been established. She was already laden with riches from the East which unusually, were being brought to Europe on the westerly...
Mad for War is Coming!
Clarence Harrison- No! Really! We have nearly reached the summit of this mountain. We have one final chat scheduled within days and a final walk through. A few minor tweaks and we can send this project off to the printer! Weighing in at 180 pages, this tome is all you need (apart from a small fleet of model ships... have we mentioned we offer those, too?) to launch your bid for supremacy of the...
Rupert kills more men than Cecil B. de Mille
|Thousans of 'em!|
Thursday's visit to The Gambia was indeed a doozy. Having spent two days capturing a stranded slaver and then taking another day to drag her off the shoal on which she was glued, Rupe and the lads were just sitting down to breakfast when what charges over the horizon?
|Remember the heroics to capture Temperance in the first place?|
A swarm of deadly little pirate craft full of angry...
And here is how it played out....
|Héros close in during the heat of the action!|
Although co-architect of the attack on the stranded English slaver Temperance, Rupert was prevented from playing anything but the role of spectator on account of a strong north westerly wind. Thomas Darbyshire, master of the grounded vessel, used his long experience at sea to make the best of a difficult position. Lying high and dry in an extremely...
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