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Thanks, Duncan.



It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Duncan Macfarlane. Having known and interacted with him for nearly thirty years, it was truly shocking to be told the news. Duncan was a gentleman, raconteur, sage on all things wargaming, better connected than numerous technology platforms and genuinely nice person to be around. His slightly absent minded, avuncular style created a sense...

Spring Offer - A Taste of Victory! 33% off




In the spirit of optimism which Spring always brings I thought I would do a little special offer on A Taste of Victory!




The recent negative adjustment in postal rates and introduction of various random taxes by European countries on British goods have in truth, dented international buisness. Shipping prices to the US in particular are prohibitive and farcical. 



Best way round that is to make things...

Serious question to Blog followers... read on!


I frequently get asked for some quite specialized figure origination. Most of the requests are serious and worthy of consideration but what is often not at the front of the questioner's mind is the cost to the manufacturer ie, me!



You might want a particular unit or figure for your collection. You may want only 15 or 20 models which in sales terms is perhaps £25-£30. The margin on this is of course...

17th Century Warfare - Online talk - The campaigns in Ireland 1688-1691


Barry Hilton - Late 17th century Warfare: Online Talk
Saturday 22nd May, 2021 1100-1300 BST.


Ihave the pleasure of hosting a talk for Ulster Wargames Society on the above date. The focus of the talk is Warfare in the late 17th century with particular emphasis on the campaigns of King William III and King James II. The society is making the talk open to non members. There is no charge for...

Free Mad for War scenario pack available




I promised to make some free collateral available for those interested in using ther Mad for War system of 17th century naval gaming. Here is the first free 4Play format scenario pack called Clear for action!




It has 28 pages, full colour throughout, three scenarios including Portuguese versus Dutch, Dutch versus English and Privateers versus French.




Obviously you need the Mad for War Essential guide...

Assault on La Haye Sainte



Republic to Empire has quietly but steadily carved a little niche in the Napoleonic gaming canon over the years. It has continued to sell well both in digital and hard copy. We have neglected it solely due to lack of time capacity to cover and support everything else we produce. This first Republic to Empire video takes a step to redress that support gap.




This video takes a brief tour around...

Left field but.... there's more!


In advance of a little announcement Clarence is going to make on the blog in the next day or so I thought I would drop a big hint with this video. I have actually been meaning to do this for a long time but MrH's little project has prompted me to extract the digit and get this produced in a mere 2 days which is somewhat of a record. 



I enjoyed it!





Not the blog's core period of interest by some nice...

Forget Pirates of the Caribbean - Latest LoA video


The Battle of Bear Bay, Spitsbergen 1693

I have just completed the latest video which focuses on gaming with French privateers during the Nine Years War. Even if you are a landlubber this touches your interest as these corsairs captured hundreds of Danish troops bound for Ireland and many were pressed into service in the Royale Danois. 



The video features one of the most unusual naval battles in...

By way of a thank you - Any 10 from the list

For Post #1,001

I thought it would be nice to give our visitors an opportunity to pick up a little bargain if they are so inclined. The pdf uniform and scenario packs have proved to be very popular. The fact the the range continues to expand is testimony to that. 

We now have 27 Uniform guides and 25 4Playpacks excluding the 2 FREE packs. The prices vary on these between £2 and £6 with most being in...

1,000

This is the 1,000th post on the League of Augsburg blog. Time has just flown by. A big thank you to members, followers, contributors and visitors. You have helped us achieve over 1.5 million visits during our time in existence. 

We thought a big splash would be inappropriate. Normal service will be resumed with post 1,001.

Here's to the next thousand.

Mad for War 4Play releases

Assurance versus Constant Reformation 1649

 I am very pleased to announce the release of the first 4Play scenario packs specifically designed for Mad for War. There are 16 packs which will be released over the next few weeks but the first batch of four is a nice cross section of some of the different conflicts of the late 17th century which will be covered by the series.

The Commonwealth Fleet

#12...

Mad for War Gunnery tutorial - video



Another in the series of the Mad for War series of short Tutorial videos aimed at making entry into the world of late 17th century naval gaming easy and fun.  I am so pleased at the feedback I have received on these videos. Obviously making them is a bit of work but the fact that they are being viewed and used is reward enough.




More info on Mad for War collateral here very soon. Lots of scenarios...