The League of Augsburg

Oh, I should tell you about Crisis..

Saxon skirmishers engage the Janissaries

The key drama temporarily overshadowed a very successful and enjoyable CRISIS 2018. The show was great on several fronts. Trade was the best for about three years, the Ottomans were very well received and sold to expectation, there were some nice games, I bought something big and we were busy chatting to friends and visitors all day.

Danes advance to capture...

What a F*****g day!

We had such a great show.. what could go wrong?

I do not usually resort to expletives in my blog contributions but today is an exception. Having completed a very successful and enjoyable CRISIS 2018 in Antwerp, Toggy and I had planned an early start on Sunday - breakfast at 0830, on the road for 0900 - Ramillies by 1015, Neerwinden by 1400.
Having checked out at 0900 I reached the car and fumbled in...

Release of Janissary Battalion packs

We are delighted to announce the release of three Janissary Battalion packs each containing 20 models;


OTB01 Janissary Orta in full dress advancing




OTB02 Janissary Orta in full dress standing





OTB03 Janissary Orta in campaign dress - firing line


Two stands (12 models) from OTB03


The fine examples above were painted by Rob Goodyear with flags by BH.

Each Orta (Battalion) retails at £31.00 ex shipping and...

Flying visit - home for a day


Nice, but it's not getting those Ottomans painted!

Being on the road pretty continuously gets in the way of serious stuff like painting wee soldiers, making terrain and binge watching old detective shows as is my want.

Gaming inspiration where you can find it! See the Portsmouth 2mm game later. Any takers for this harbour?

Whilst travelling I find myself restricted to surfing wargaming sites and...

Warfare and WSS by stealth

A very large Malplaquet game I organized and ran about 10 years ago - spots the Minifigs!


The War of the Spanish Succession (WSS) may appear to have been some sort of enormous elephant in the room for Warfare Miniatures but not so. Rather than being a conflict which I have no interest in, the Nine Years War is a conflict when has voraciously consumed my interest leaving little time for anything...

Story of a show game 5 - Forces : The Ottomans

Janissaries in full dress

Putting the Ottoman force together for Donnybrook required a little thought. Should it fall under the Army Faction or under the Tribal Faction? Categorization under the latter may seem to be bordering on racist bearing in mind the Ottomans were for centuries one of the most formidable cultures and imperial powers in the known world yet, their army falls into an area...

Story of a show game 4 - Forces : The Imperialists

This was a hoot! 1693 and riding roughshod over the French but it's 20 years on.. can the Turk be vanquished too?

I very much enjoyed the German Grand National 1693 game which we ran at Tactica and elsewhere in the first half of 2018. The competition between four German ally states against a common enemy was colourful and fun and even spawned an X rated version which I think was called the W hores?...

Story of a show game 3 - Warfare Miniatures at CRISIS 2018

First off, the bit that it important - We are offering a 10% discount on PRE-ORDERS made before CRISIS 2018 on November 3. Any order for any product placed by email before November 1 will receive the discount.

Payment can be by paypal or on the day at the show. Obviously this neutralizes postage charges.


What stock will we be carrying on the day?

FIGURES


The Ottomans OT001 - OT006



Swedish and Russian...

Story of a show game 2 - The scenario

The Panzer Division will watch from the sidelines whilst the infantry slug it out

The scenario for CRISIS 2018 is called Brahms & Liszt. It is set in 1713 on the south-eastern frontier or, north-western if you are Turkish! This is twenty years after our previous show effort of 2018 at TACTICA which also involved Imperial forces racing to over run the French in the German Grand National 1693.

Prussia...

Story of a show-game 1 - the trade off

LoA North American Chapter - Clarence did ALL the work for this one at Historicon 2016

Being a Team of two, you have to make decisions which are inevitably a compromise. I have captained some productive groups since starting on the Event Trail around 1992. Sometimes we were two, occasionally three, many times and for several years, I flew solo.


Don't be 'leg-ist' please!


I don't envy larger groups...

Busy painting Ottomans

OT06 Ottoman Command standing painted by Toggy

Some choices are binary - spend time painting on spend time blogging about the things you might paint!

OT01 Janissaries in full dress advancing


So, it's been a wee bit quiet here for a few days but the brushes of Augsburg have not been idle. Both Toggy and I, between other parts of the range, have been busy painting Ottomans for the forthcoming CRISIS...

Ottomans on their way


Janissaries on campaign - two thirds of a unit minus Command



They arrived at 1600 and are on their way to all the pre order customers tomorrow!

Which one wasn't speed painted? 2 x 45 minutes, 1 x 90 minutes

Here is a taste of what is coming your way in the post. Codes OT001 - OT004 nearly sold out in the first batch so we are barely hanging on with those till we get reinforcements.

A base of...