The League of Augsburg

Unashamed Williamite Wars LoA nostalgia trip..

Glorying in the spectacle of the game...



I have hundreds, perhaps thousands of gaming images from our many years of gaming the Williamite Wars. Sometimes it is nice just to look and not necessarily to read. Not in chronological order (of the war nor of when they were played), here is a trip through the images if you need some inspiration...
1693 Drax, Battle for Britain campaign played in Dumfries...

Polish Panzers - Pancerni

Pancerni Green Banner

As part of the Eastern Expansion initiated by Toggy I received a large box containing 47 painted Polish cavalry from the brush of talented Rob Goodyer.

Pancerni Red Banner

Perry Brothers' sculpting has come a long way form the 1990s but these models still have a charm all of their own and hold the same place in my heart as Mark Copplestone's big handed Grand Alliance sculpts...

Inspired by Gunter and PC games


Test base of Saxon cuirassiers - I used WLOA53 with tricornes


I have grown fond of the Saxons but have not yet seriously started painting any. Gunter Heim's mammoth Saxon Army of the GNW used almost exclusively Warfare Miniatures and I have had the pleasure of seeing them in action three times.


Part of Gunter's Kurassier horde


Reading about the Saxons and playing the Pike & Shot Campaign game as the...

Toggy's Cossacks - a splash of colour

Nothing quite like polish on the Polish! - Toggy's winter work.


A splash of colour in a dull world, no. I am not talking about Toggy Bob I am talking about his lovely unit of Cossacks!.. although, Toggy has his moments!

In an effort to persuade him to spend less time with dead fish and rotting fruit I hope to encourage his undoubted but rarely deployed talents away from collecting truck number...

Tactica 2017 - Back to the future?

Our bare-naked table


And.. with the troops - The Swedish view

And the Russian


Well, Toggy and I made it back to Wilhelmsburg this year via Bremen although we lost Mrs H missing in action with melted credit card in hand and crushed under an avalanche of shopping bags.


The Poles finally made their debut and saw considerable action


We know Hamburg's public transport system almost as well as our fellow...

Things to do with carts.. creativity with mundane items

Cart convoy - moving the army the hard way

I like all that nonsense you can create for the table which is not about men with weapons killing each other. I have made it a bit of an LoA trademark  over the years with battery positions, wagons, civilian vignettes and the like.

Muddy waters under the cart - made using yacht varnish

The arrival of the extensive Swedish artillerymen many of whom are open...

Winged Hussars - a joy to behold

Ooh - look at that! Lovely work by Rob G

A little more detail about the fine unit of Winged Hussars commissioned for our 2017 show season.
The models are from Warlord. Nice sculpts with my only criticism being the fragility of the horses ankles which will in some cases undoubtedly lead to fractures if very careful handling is not undertaken at all times.

First squadron in detail

Rob Goodyer did a very...

Instant Army.... well almost

Magnificent Polish Winged Hussar unit by Rob - a joy to base and flag.


Our return visit to TACTICA in 2017 merited a little extra effort and so sticking with the GNW theme that we've been developing we decided to add some Eastern spice to the mixture.


Toggy Bob did this colourful unit of Polish Cossacks - I like them a lot


With the help of Rob Goodyer whose excellent painting skills have become a new...

GNW Swedish units.. the long road since 1996

Foundry+ conversions + Dixons and Redoubt components - The Dal 1996.. sadly gone

I have a nice archive of my GNW efforts form the time when there was pretty much nothing available, through various iterations to now when I am pretty much writing my own ticket with GNW releases.. a kind of fantasy come true.

Plenty of conversion work Ducker's Dragoons 1997 - the cape is milliput - still have these

I...

Warfare GNW Swedish Artillery running back gun

Picture feature of the 'running back' option with various crew men used









Russian Big Wigs of the GNW #3 - A middle wig



This final piece in the series of three is painted as a brigadier of infantry. He is a slight conversion from the cornet figure in WLOA48 with an officer's arm replacing his original open hand.



The sentinel beside him is painted as a Semenovski Guardsman.



The uniform and Russian sash in national colours contrast very well with the black horse. I chose a smaller round base for this fellow.


These three...

Russian Big Wigs of the GNW #2 The General



This vignette feature three figures. The hat waving general from WLOA48 a senior officer from WLOA54 and a Russian musketeer from R01.



I use some interesting pieces of dead wood to create the fallen tree effect. You may also notice the two cannon balls and ploughed up ground to the front of the tree.



This is buckshot supplied by a friend.



I was very pleased with this piece of work and will copy it...