The League of Augsburg

Back from the Wars.. Promenades Travel Tour of Irish Battlefields 1690-1691

Field guns at Oldbridge

We packed a helluva lot into four and a half days visiting Oldbridge, Donore, Duleek, Athlone, Aughrim, Portumna, Nena and Limerick. We spent long enjoyable days walking the fields, forts, castles and sites of the campaigns of 1690 and 1691 in Leinster, Connaught and Munster.


Sean O' Brogain's artwork in the cafe at Oldbridge

We had an outstanding group of friendly, curious...

Das Heer des Blauen Königs - The Bavarian Army


Clarence has produced a fantastic set of Bavarian infantry flags for the period 1680-1714. These were drawn partly from the portfolio of  Das Heer des Blauen Königs Die Soldaten des Kurfürsten Max II. Emanuel von Bayern, 1682-1726 by Anton Hoffman.







He has also created a set of generic standards for cuirassier regiments. A fine addition to our range and now available in both the online stores of...

The Bloody Hollow - full game walkthrough video

 I just uploaded the full  Bloody Hollow scenario on video here



Hopefully it will hit the spot

Bloody Aughrim pdfs - Released



These turned into rather epic pieces and are the longest and most detailed scenario guides I have yet produced in the 4Play range. 




There was so much to cover that it took two full 36 page pdfs for the main action and I am working on the third dealing with some minor elements of the battle now.







There is a lot of detail in these and I have included battlefield pictues detailing the terrain upon which...

Red Bog - 12th July 1691




I've been threatening to do an Aughrim video for the YouTube Channel for a while and finally got round to completing it. The Red Bog scenario is a regimental sized BLB game with 1:10 model to man ratio and is played in the 4PlayX format - 4 x 4 table, 8 turns .




It turned out rather well and got me fired up to continue with the Irish output for BLB, 4Play and background reading and reference...

Stretching a euphemism to breaking point

Neither glorious nor a revolution - 1688 Invasion of England


Down to two men for our weekly game I turned to a small scenario I really enjoyed writing and playing solo. It comes from a pair of 4Play packs which I created model the Dutch invasion of England in 1688. I hesitate to use the euphemism which has now become a common descriptor for this foreign takeover. The pool of words deployed around...

River crossing scenarios - Barry's Half-men

 

Some new and unique pieces which I will be selling off.

I tinker with stuff. It's an illness and I have had for years. I can't just leave things alone. I have to be chopping up figures, converting them and generally mucking about. Having been fixated with river crossings in Ireland (it all started with the Boyne you see) for quite some time, I have accrued a lot of what was once described by a...

Officers with character... 1670 -1714


These are the chaps you imagined leading their battalions into the teeth of enemy fire. All the aspects are here - haughty, arrogant, determined, courageous, foolish, vacuous! A cross section of the noblesse.



First 5 painted. 5 more to do. I had fun with these. Two packs - 10 in total. Not gone to production moulding yet but I'll have a limited number of masters to sell over the next couple of...

Warfare Miniatures update



I am sitting on a pile of gold, well, what I mean is I am in possession of a large quantity of mastered greens/sculpts which as yet, I have not managed to get master or production moulded.






Covid is at the root of the backlog but the complete reorganization of production facilities at Warfare Miniatures and the introduction of Ark Royal Miniatures had contributed to the production line constipation....

King Campbell? or king-maker.. 1685 Argyll Rebellion - a remarkable tale

It started with the 4Play pack #17 The Campbell's are coming! which begat the 4Play Mad for War pack #35 Ne Obliviscaris! dealing with the naval aspects of the Argyll Rebellion. Dave and Colin helped play through scenario #2 the historical encounter at Loch Ruel which developed into a full scale action rather than the chaotic abandonment of his ships that Argyll actually presided over.


The...

Ark Royal pricing and squadron deals

 


Ark Royal packs will be priced at £21.50 with a set of ratlines @ £2.50 per pack. The ratline/shroud sets are optional and will cover all the ships in a pack where relevant. Some smaller ships do not require ratlines.

There are squadron deals availalbe covering the 18 listed options below with pack numbers and quantities noted. A squadron deal has three packs and will cost £56 and thus offer a...

It's getting near the time


We are getting a complex and wonderful project very near to launch now and it's time to update followers of the blog on where we are and where we are going. 


Ark Royal Miniatures 1/1200 metal models, is a sub-brand of Warfare Miniatures providing accurate models to recreate the naval actions on the period 1640-1720. The first 14 codes will be released for pre order within the next week and shipping...