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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...

Gareth Lane's Gard te Voet



More lovely work from Gareth's growing collection. It will be a real joy to see this collection on a table at a show somewhere when we finally settle down to normal once more. 




Gareth's lovely warm painting style is set off by great basing and of course, Clarence's wonderful flags. 





What better unit to show case the work than the Gard te Voet.






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...

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...

It's St Patrick's Day so...


We can't let today pass without featuring some Irish action from the Nine Years War on the blog. So I thought the best way to pay tribute to the theatre and the fighting men which has given me the most stimulation to understand the period in the last thirty years was to simply create a photo montage of action and inspiration in Ireland from the League of Augsburg..



Happy St Patrick's day to...

4Play workshop

Action between Clan Chattan and Keppoch Macdonalds - from Crann Tara

I have been working on new 4Play scenarios including a dozen naval packs to support Mad for War. Here is a peek at what in coming up. 




CRANN TARA - Clan warfare between 1660 and 1690.

This one fascinated me after Dave sent me some information on little known clan actions which took place during my core period of interest. This pack...

The bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee!


The Bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee!

The Battle of Killiecrankie, July 27th 1689 is of enduring interest to me. It has all of the romanticism of a Hollywood mini series. A hero, who was long seen as a traitor and villain by his co-religionists and had both the sobriquet of Bluddy Clavers and Bonnie Dundee. A fractious army held together by the strength of his personality and that of other giant human...

Mad for War Essentials - play without painting a single ship!

 


I  have been blogging less frequently these past days because.... Clarence and I have been rushing to get Mad for War Essentials  ready for release later this week. 



What is Mad for War Essentials ?  The core rules to get gamers started with the new system. It contains everything you need except the tape measure, dice and table to get  Mad for War launched and find your sea legs. Eh, everything...

Campaigning in Ireland with Ben Waterhouse

Benjamin William Champley Waterhouse- I’ve wargamed for over forty years now in most historical genres and scales. I am fascinated by those pivotal moments in history where nothing is the same again; the last successful foreign invasion of England being one. As a child I was a great fan of Joan Aitkin’s books, many of which were set in a nineteenth century where James II had not been overthrown....

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...