The League of Augsburg

Latest Mad for War video tutorial - Boarding combat

 

Who captured whom?

It does what it says on the tin. A smooth walk through of boarding and capturing an enemy ship:



Free Mad for War scenario pack available




I promised to make some free collateral available for those interested in using ther Mad for War system of 17th century naval gaming. Here is the first free 4Play format scenario pack called Clear for action!




It has 28 pages, full colour throughout, three scenarios including Portuguese versus Dutch, Dutch versus English and Privateers versus French.




Obviously you need the Mad for War Essential guide...

Did you ever wonder.....?


The hard fighting Danish contingent in action

 .....what happened to those Danish troops from  the Dronningens and Oldenburgske regiments that did not make it to Ireland to fight against King James and win glory at The Boyne, Aughrim and Limerick?


Danes in the Mourne Mountains

King Christian V of Denmark appeared to be a lot of things. Headstrong, avaricious, possibly not very bright. When he...

Forget Pirates of the Caribbean - Latest LoA video


The Battle of Bear Bay, Spitsbergen 1693

I have just completed the latest video which focuses on gaming with French privateers during the Nine Years War. Even if you are a landlubber this touches your interest as these corsairs captured hundreds of Danish troops bound for Ireland and many were pressed into service in the Royale Danois. 



The video features one of the most unusual naval battles in...

By way of a thank you - Any 10 from the list

For Post #1,001

I thought it would be nice to give our visitors an opportunity to pick up a little bargain if they are so inclined. The pdf uniform and scenario packs have proved to be very popular. The fact the the range continues to expand is testimony to that. 

We now have 27 Uniform guides and 25 4Playpacks excluding the 2 FREE packs. The prices vary on these between £2 and £6 with most being in...

Mad for War 4Play releases

Assurance versus Constant Reformation 1649

 I am very pleased to announce the release of the first 4Play scenario packs specifically designed for Mad for War. There are 16 packs which will be released over the next few weeks but the first batch of four is a nice cross section of some of the different conflicts of the late 17th century which will be covered by the series.

The Commonwealth Fleet

#12...

It's St Patrick's Day so...


We can't let today pass without featuring some Irish action from the Nine Years War on the blog. So I thought the best way to pay tribute to the theatre and the fighting men which has given me the most stimulation to understand the period in the last thirty years was to simply create a photo montage of action and inspiration in Ireland from the League of Augsburg..



Happy St Patrick's day to...

Mad for War Gunnery tutorial - video



Another in the series of the Mad for War series of short Tutorial videos aimed at making entry into the world of late 17th century naval gaming easy and fun.  I am so pleased at the feedback I have received on these videos. Obviously making them is a bit of work but the fact that they are being viewed and used is reward enough.




More info on Mad for War collateral here very soon. Lots of scenarios...

Epic action in a square foot


Scenario 3 Trial by Fire!


I have finished my intensive activities around the Battle of Vågen 1665 and am duty bound to report that from an English perspective, it is the equivalent of setting your computer AI to Extreme Difficulty level. Three iterations of the battle - the historical, an amended order of battle including some heavier English units which were present but dicnot participate in the...

Project Vågen - The smallest large wargame I've ever done?

1664 VOC Return Fleet from Batavia value of cargo: £500,000,000: The 'Mark'.

In my relentless quest to create more wargaming collateral I turned to an action which has long fascinated me - The Battle of Vågen which took place during the 2nd Anglo Dutch War. Vågen is not actually a place, it is the harbour area of the town of Bergen in Norway. A Dutch East India Spice fleet which had avoided passing...

Mad for War Movement tutorial video



 I have uploaded a easy guide to movement and turning which should oil the wheels for those Admirals now finding their sea legs.


You can find it here:




4Play workshop

Action between Clan Chattan and Keppoch Macdonalds - from Crann Tara

I have been working on new 4Play scenarios including a dozen naval packs to support Mad for War. Here is a peek at what in coming up. 




CRANN TARA - Clan warfare between 1660 and 1690.

This one fascinated me after Dave sent me some information on little known clan actions which took place during my core period of interest. This pack...