The League of Augsburg

Christmas goodies from Helion

I always enjoyed the Churchill quotes describing General Neil Ritchie of the 8th Army as an 'embarrassment of Ritchies'. Helion is creating an embarrassment of riches with their relentless release of source material for the 17th century, much of it plumb in the centre of my interest crosshairs.Two recent releases New Worlds, Old Wars, The Anglo-American Indian Wars 1607-1678 by David Childs and Th...

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








Th...

Special discount offer on Leipzig - The Battle of the Nations for LoA Blog followers!



Blog and FB followers of the League of Augsburg can get a £5 discount on this new release from Helion by quoting this code NAP1813. My sources tell me it is flying out the door faster than me when it's my round at the pub!

I have it already. Lots and lots of the kind of data that is meat and drink to a Nap-Obsessed gamer and... there are a lot of us our there.
Why don't you grab yourself a copy?

A Taste of Victory! Autumn offer - Book + PDF £25 incl postage

 



At last A Taste of Victory in pdf! Autumn Special Offer! - Get the book and the pdf combined for £20! Postage is £5 anywhere in the World. The book is crammed with Beneath the Lily Banners scenarios from the Scanian War through till the Nine Years War. It has never been available in pdf before. Here is the link to the onlione store: https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/product-1183.html

NOTE:...

CHARLES XII’s KAROLINERS Volume 1 by Sergey Shamenkov Helion CotS Range

 


Let me begin by saying that wargamers and figure painters should have no complaints about this book. It is the most lavishly illustrated guide to the Swedish Army of the GNW period yet produced. My immediate response to a quick flick from front to back was extremely positive. The type face is larger than usual for recent Helion offers which makes the pages look less intimidating. The author is...

By augsburgeroberst on 2022-07-28

 




Helion are offering a generous 20% discount to League of Augsburg Facebook and Blog followers on this exciting new release covering gaming the 1685 rebellions. Use the discount code Monmouth20. The offer is open until the end of August.


https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/one-king-a-wargamers-companion-to-argylls-and-monmouths-rebellion-of-1685.php?sid=c078592f50454fdba082e0253d22efc0

Helion Book offer: Charles XII'S Karoliners

 



Helion has very kindly offered followers of the LoA  Blog an opportunity to receive a 20%  discount on the new title focused  on the Blue Machine  of 1700-1720.

If you order the book and quote the discount code Narva20  you will get the discount. Offer valid till August 15th. So get in there!

I have not yet seen the book but I am confident it will be a super addition to the resources available on...

Das Heer des Blauen Königs - The Bavarian Army


Clarence has produced a fantastic set of Bavarian infantry flags for the period 1680-1714. These were drawn partly from the portfolio of  Das Heer des Blauen Königs Die Soldaten des Kurfürsten Max II. Emanuel von Bayern, 1682-1726 by Anton Hoffman.







He has also created a set of generic standards for cuirassier regiments. A fine addition to our range and now available in both the online stores of...

Climbing out of the pit...


Being just one of millions hit by the blight makes me nothing special. Some of my friends have had it three times. All I can say is that my usual drive to get things done disappeared for over two weeks and a couple of sobering visits to the local hospital led me to even more admiration for health care professionals and calibrated my expectations about going to bed early and having less energy than...

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...