The League of Augsburg

Split your mind - How to approaching solo gaming

Saxon cavalry charge 1706

I game solo - a lot. Even pre-covid I was an inveterate solo player. I have been asked how do you begin to play solo as for some, the concept seems a little counter intuitive. I thought it might be useful in these times of health anxiety and travel expense to offer a few tips for those interested in solo gaming. 



40mm German meets Soviet vampyre!

Some may appear obvious...

Auld Lang Syne


When the League of Gentlemen Wargamers began, it was a fantastic, exciting, grand and much anticipated group activity to which everyone involved made active contribution. One of the most enthusiastic participants, generous of spirit and passionate about his hobby, was Robert 'Bob' Lauder. 



I knew Bob from around 1990, meeting him at Kirriemuir when he lived near Dundee and gamed with Martin Terroni...

Escape with Serious Injury - a solo odyssey from 1666



If you don't know much about the Four Days Battle of 1666 there is a hole in your life! This epic sea battle between the Restoration English Navy and that of the Dutch Republic involved a massive number of ships - around 160, over 40,000 men and in excess of 9,000 guns. It was fought over four days (hence the name!) with some fighting also happening at night.



It is crammed full of desperate...

Happy days! - Return to Partizan May 2022

Neerwinden 1693 at Partizan

I am delighted to say that I will have a game on at Partizan on May 22. This will be my first show game since November 2019 and is a little bit of a last minute thing. Richard was able to find me a spot for which I am most grateful. 

Holowcyzn 1708 - 2007 at Partizan

Partizan has been for many years the constant theme for my wargaming efforts and getting something special...

Kill Herbert! A Donnybrook 1691 production


I had fun making this. It is a Donnybrook scenario built around the mysterious death of Colonel Charles Herbert at the Battle of Aughrim on July 12th 1691.  You can see the video here:





Herbert might be described in modern parlance as 'dangerous to know'. His death may have been at the hands of his own side. A chaotic rout provided the perfect cover for Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.



This game called K...

The Bloody Hollow - full game walkthrough video

 I just uploaded the full  Bloody Hollow scenario on video here



Hopefully it will hit the spot

Bloody Aughrim pdfs - Released



These turned into rather epic pieces and are the longest and most detailed scenario guides I have yet produced in the 4Play range. 




There was so much to cover that it took two full 36 page pdfs for the main action and I am working on the third dealing with some minor elements of the battle now.







There is a lot of detail in these and I have included battlefield pictues detailing the terrain upon which...

Release of WSS 4Play 040 Heat of the day!

 


Release of first Mad for War - War of Spanish Succession 4Play pack - 040 Heat of the day!

This deals with three actions in the Tropics which are all historical battles - Benbow's battle against du Casse off Colombia in 1702, Leake's action at Gibraltar against de Pointis in 1705 and Wager's attack on the Spanish Treasure fleet off Cartagena in 1708.





Down in the laboratory.......




I have been working on a Fleet level version of Mad for War which slots in very well with the current rules. It is a while since I managed to make any videos so I crammed this one in before the turn of the year.


It is a walk through the mechanics as worked out using 2D ship counters before I go for the 3d model versions. I chose a section of the fleets from the famous Four Days Battle of 1666. 






Happ...

Productivity is getting ahead of me



I have been too busy casting, painting, writing and gaming to update the online shop but Warfare has accrued a massivc amount of new products over the past year which do not appear in the store. Here is a list of wonderful stuff which is currently available but NOT in the store







Swedish cavalry in karpus Charging 1
Swedish cavalry in karpus Charging 2
Swedish cavalry in karpus Ready 1
Swedish cavalry...

River crossing scenarios - Barry's Half-men

 

Some new and unique pieces which I will be selling off.

I tinker with stuff. It's an illness and I have had for years. I can't just leave things alone. I have to be chopping up figures, converting them and generally mucking about. Having been fixated with river crossings in Ireland (it all started with the Boyne you see) for quite some time, I have accrued a lot of what was once described by a...

Officers with character... 1670 -1714


These are the chaps you imagined leading their battalions into the teeth of enemy fire. All the aspects are here - haughty, arrogant, determined, courageous, foolish, vacuous! A cross section of the noblesse.



First 5 painted. 5 more to do. I had fun with these. Two packs - 10 in total. Not gone to production moulding yet but I'll have a limited number of masters to sell over the next couple of...