The League of Augsburg

Mad for War tutorial - Single ship combat video


Brederode versus James 1652

I have been working furiously on preparing a whoe series of Mad for War support materials including tutorial videos dealing with all of the main aspects of the rules in short 3-6 minute bites. These will begin appearing on the League of Augsburg YouTube channel soon. In advance of that, I have completed a slightly longer walk through battle report as a video. 


It features...

Hilton's revenge! New Pirate flags!


I am sure you have heard of Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge. When we started with Donnybrook a few years back Mr. Harrison, of this parish, got me all fired up to the extent that I painted and based the thick end of 200 miniatures which feature liberally in Donnybrook. He, on the other hand, painted... none!

Old score's are best settled cold. So this is Hilton's Revenge! I have worked on...

Full Mad for War teaser video uploaded



Sovereign of the Seas

Getting the hang of this. I have uploaded a full teaser to the rules on YouTube now you can find it here:

Mad for War Teaser video

Have the first LoA tutorials done. Those are for Mad for Wra but I'll get along to BLB, R2E and Donnybrook very soon.




Launching LoA on YouTube


I have started my long promised commitment to video content. I made a short introductory video to Mad for War which I have uploaded to YouTube on a League of Augsburg channel. My hope is that both Clarence and I will use this channel to support Donnybrook, Beneath the Lily Banners, Republic to Empire, Victory without quarter and Mad for War

I have a few instructional videos to upload over the...

Sharks, blast furnaces and me


Apparently sharks die if they stop swimming. I don't know if that is true but it is an interesting thought. As a trained metallurgist, I do know that if you let a blast furnace cool down too much, it is 'gubbed'. And then I realized that I need to find the next project or.....


Of course, Clarence and I are well advanced with Mad for War,  but the 4Play scenarios combined with the proof of concept...

The irrepressible Henry Hyde....Battlechat 64


 I don't know how long these are supposed to last but Henry and I were talking for almost two hours today (the shortest daylight day of the year... and my longest conversation of the day). We were recording Battlechat #64 and Henry reminded me that the last time I was on his show was #32 so, a nice bit of symmetry there. 


We also talked about whether I would have to wait till #96 to do it again! I...

Latest 4Play scenario releases




I have been working on these behind the scenes to get them ready for release before Christmas. The first is the missing #18. As many blog members are collecting the series, a few of the sharp eyed had noticed that this number was missing from the sequence and had asked about it. 





I had partially finished it during the last release but held it over to make a few tweaks. Here it is at last. The first...

Every bullet has its billet and Helion Special Offer




This has been a productive year. Helion have released Every bullet has its billet exactly on time. Congratulations to Charles and his team for delivering the goods on time and to the right quality.


I received my author's copies by the Saturday lunchtime post and am very happy to report that the product is very much up to expectation. The finishing is very nice. layout easy on the eye and the...

Launching.... Donnybrook at Sea! - Now available




We are very excited to launch Donnybrook at Sea

Donnybrook at Sea has 58 pages packed with naval rules for Donnybrook, unit guides, ship type guides, a full example scenario and extensive period primers for exciting naval combat from 1640 to 1783.


Donnybrook at Sea has an extensive ship type reference section


The supplement is available in pdf only for now. It is important you have Donnybrookto...

Donnybrook at Sea - a Q & A summary


 Why?

My lifelong interest in naval wargaming has only recently been allowed to flourish. The research needed to complete a comprehensive set of rules for the period 1630-1720 made it clear that the vast majority of naval action involved a handful of small ships. The mega sea battles of which there were many, are the mere tip of an enormous berg. By ignoring the small ship action anyone interested...

Normal service is being resumed at Warfare Miniatures


I am glad to say that although it has actually taken a year, normal service is being resumed in terms of figure availability.


For those who have been missing codes from the range for a while - a look today will evidence that the bulk of the cavalry has now reappeared.


I also hope to make the Cossacks available within the next 7-10 days too. 

More of an explanation of how things will change going...

It's here! Christmas came a little early..


Despite Brexit, Covid 19, National lockdown and a snap snowfall in Scotland - A one tonne pallet arrived from Lithuania via Thames Gateway and I unloaded it this morning.

A Taste of Victory! will ship to pre order customers on Monday and Tuesday next week which is 10 days earlier than I had anticipated. Hurrah!



I am happy that this project got from drawing board to market quicker than any I have...