The League of Augsburg

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

Media work





Been busy talking to some media moguls in the hobby over the last couple of weeks. I did a podcast interview for Henry Hyde's Battlechat Live 32 which seemed to fly by but actually lasted two hours. Well, Henry and I are never short of a word or dozen and the experience was candid and interesting. He has a nice interviewing style which opens the interviewee up before they know it. Henry is a...

Lots of lovely Russian regimental packs

I set up quite a lot of re-shoots for some of the items in the shop whilst photographing some new products. I am working my way through Russian unit deals so here are some of those which are now available in the Warfare Miniatures shop combined with some existing products revisited:

Russian two-gun battery with field guns and wagon @ £40

The popular RB1 Russian infantry in tricorne firing and...

News I thought you might be interested in.. GNW cavalry


Swedes in karpus ready 1

Swedes in karpus ready 2

We have some nice news for all you Swedish and Russian collectors out there...

Cavalry in karpus and kartuz. Initially I thought, a pack of each but we've got a bit wild.

Swedes in karpus charging 1

Swedes in karpus charging 2

Four packs of Swedes - two charging and two ready plus drummers to add to the Command packs.


For the Russians - two packs plus the...

The dust is settling.. With Talon and Claw reflections and a QRS!





The book reached its first customer on August 16th and now seems to have arrived in most corners of the globe. It was a massive relief to finish this project which had been all consuming for over eighteen months.

The final decision to print is always a bit like betting £50,000 on red. You know there is a risk that something will not be right but having checked and checked, you can't find it. It was...

Huzzah for Lithuania!



All the way from Vilnius, bang on time (I always like to under promise and over deliver) and in very good nick.....

With Talon and Claw has arrived in Scotland!

This means..

Pre orders will go out tomorrow and Saturday which is six days ahead of schedule and..

If you are going to Partizan you can pay in advance and pick up your copy on the day without a postage charge if you haven't pre-ordered...

Partizan pre orders



Warfare Miniatures will not be trading at Partizan on August 18th 2019 but I will have a League of Augusburg game on at the show. Not surprisingly, Great Northern War themed.

As the show coincides with the weekend I am expecting delivery of With Talon and Claw I do hope to hand over some pre ordered books that day.





Any figure/flag/book/counters order pre paid and for collection on the day will...

Pre ordering with Talon and Claw




It has taken a while to complete and it is considerably larger than I had first intended however, the Great Northern War and Eastern Wars supplement to Beneath the Lily Banners is finally off to the printers.

With Talon and Claw is scheduled for shipment of pre-orders on August 22nd 2019 with general release on September 2nd.



The RRP for With Talon and Claw is £30 ex postage 

Pre orders will be...

New in the shop from Warfare Miniatures

Some new stuff which can be found in the shop:




A Cossack unit equivalent to an infantry battalion. It contains three packs of Cossacks advancing (COS01) with musket and one Command pack (COS02).  Price is £31 ex postage. The flag is not included nor or are the bases.The unit pictured has 18 models but there are 20 models in the battalion pack.






Second up, I have a limited number of the excellent...