The League of Augsburg

It's that time of year again.. Warfare Christmas give away!




Where did 2019 go? My daughter recently told me a school in Glasgow was in the papers because it had renamed Christmas so as not to offend anyone.... It is now called Sparkle Day...... yes, well...



At least I managed to get With Talon and Clawpublished and it looks like I'll get the Ottoman cavalry under the wire too so they should appear in the shop soon. As my house has to make space for copious...

Bit of a clean up.. Ottoman cavalry go for production

It took a ong time to clean and inspect this lot!


This fantastic range has been dogged by little challenges along the way. Some related to design, some to production, others to me actually having enough time to undertake the fairly mammoth task of cleaning up 151 master castings of various shapes and sizes. In order to get good clean production castings a careful job in necessary in preparing...

8 battlefields.... and a wedding!

Is that possible?

In Scotland it is! Between leaving home in East Kilbride and arriving at the Craigellachie Hotel near Dufftown we passed through or within one mile of eight battlefields.
Craigellachie bridge over the Spey in the heart of whisky country. Manufactured in Wales!

The destination was a beautiful Georgian era bridge over the River Spey at Craigellachie on which three famous Highland...

Lucky connections or coincidence?




Not only did I get to sail across the very spots that Spragge, De Ruyter et al manouevred  and battled with their fleets in the 17th century, I managed to make several other tangible connections with my periods of interest during the annual sojourn to Antwerp.

Spanish Gate at Breda Castle.. some irony in the title - the Spaniards left a water gap in their defences

The girls wanted a stop off en...

Waving some flags! Ottoman, Holstein Gottorp, Brunswick, Celle

If you are into Ottoman flags or the smaller nations participating in the Great Northern Wars and War of the Spanish Succession look no further than eleven new flag sheets now available:

Here they are:




4 Ottoman sheets from my designs as seen here;










Holstein Gottorp Foot, Horse, Dragoons





Brunswick, Celle, Hanover - Foot and Horse


Find them all in the shop here:

PRE-ORDER FOR CRISIS - Brexit postponed to make it easy for me to travel?



Thanks to whoever may have made it easy to visit CRISIS which was up until October 28th POST Brexit. It now appears to be PRE Brexit. Sniffer dogs and detection robots will therefore possibly not be crawling inside my boxes of painted miniatures on the boat across to Ijmuiden!

For any customers who wish to take advantage of a CRISIS 2019 Pre- order, just let me know what you want and I'll get it...

Meet the Fleets!

It was with interest, pleasure and gamer's curiosity that I opened the mails from participating blog members concerning the construction of their fleets for the occasional games which will be run and retold here.

The first is chosen by a Dutch gamer who will go under his nom de guerre... Jan Baert or as he is known beyond the Dutch speaking world - Jean Bart. 'Terror of the Dutch' and all round...

Release of Danish battalion packs



 Regiment Prinds Georg or Jorgen



Regiment Jyske or Jutland


Our Danish figures have proved quietly popular. Like the Danes themselves, they have gotten on with it without too much fuss. For wargamers with a practical approach the Danish army during the period 1675-1720 is a great choice. It was almost continuously at war. It can fight in theatres from Ireland Hungary. It can take the field for its...

Wargames Illustrated primer on With Talon and Claw




This is another well produced video from WI walking through the new book in some detail. I didn't even know it existed till I found it by accident on YouTube!

With Talon and Claw in depth look from WI




WI is also running a couple of articles soon. One is a battle report from a game I ran for Dan Faulconbridge and Mark Shearwood (Hi Mark!). The second is a scenario for gaming the Battle of...

Wargames Illustrated walk through of With Talon and Claw game




Here is a link to a video I recorded with Dan behind the camera a couple of weeks back. Mark Shearwood played Dan in the game which will be featured in Wargames Illustrated in a forthcoming issue.


Wargames Illustrated - With Talon and Claw interview

Your participation if you wish it....

English: From left: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 5th galley-frigate

I mentioned previously that it would be fun to get some small fleets together chosen/owned by blog visitors and that I would where possible, fight out randomly generated actions and feed back the results. If lots of people participate then the game load may get onerous and your fleet may not see action too often but, we can only...

Swedish regiments... can't leave those Blues out!

To balance things out having shared pictures of the Russian forces massing for Crisis 2019 I thought it only right to get the Boys in Blue in front of the camera too.

 Vastmanland Regiment

Skaraborg Regiment

Tremanning Regiment

Narke Varmland Regiment

Liv Dragoon Regiment