The League of Augsburg

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...

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...