The League of Augsburg

Tatars and Sipahis - close-in work



I  am getting more and more excited about amassing Muslim armies and these examples of what can be done with Warfare Miniatures Ottomans and Tatars are working out exactly the way I anticipated. 




The number of horse and arm variants offer enormous scope for creating totally unique units. I am swithering about using the Ottomans to build a Safavid army too (although we may need a few variants for...

Augsburg Partizan Candy..

Ottomans and Tatars to the left, Cossacks and Commonwealth to the right.

Following on from the Candia Magnificence, my bijouterie lived next door at Newark, offering the Partizan audience an intense little corner of Turkish Delight which seemed to please them. 


Timariot ad Kapikulu Sipahis representing about 1,500 high quality cavalry

It's been a curious thing, but over the last few months the number...

Battle of Lepanto 1571 - a small (1/1200 scale) homage

Christians approach through the narrows

With the anniversary of this enormous sea battle occurring yesterday, I thought I would fight a little game to mirror the setting and the ships. This is a 1/1200 scale game using Ark Royal Miniatures and a few Langton Christian ships. 


The Ottomans are holding a strong defensive position

I used Mad for Warcombining the galleys and square rigged rules sections...

Tooling up for some 4Play in the 1650-1690 period Eastern style



I really don't remember having this much stuff, but I guess it has been accumulating over the past few years. Although I will have to top and tail a few units the armies are pretty solid  in terms of numbers and troop types. Here are a few shots of Polish, Cossack, Ottoman and Tatar forces.



They will feature in a few new foreplay scenario packs I am currently working on so, if you are a fan of With...

A Taste of Victory! Autumn offer - Book + PDF £25 incl postage

 



At last A Taste of Victory in pdf! Autumn Special Offer! - Get the book and the pdf combined for £20! Postage is £5 anywhere in the World. The book is crammed with Beneath the Lily Banners scenarios from the Scanian War through till the Nine Years War. It has never been available in pdf before. Here is the link to the onlione store: https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/product-1183.html

NOTE:...

Yeniçeri - FLYPAST VIDEO



I have just uploaded a new League of Augsburg style video called a Flypast. It gives a 5 minute primier on a topic of interest in this case, the legendary yeniçeri or Janissary Corps of the Ottoman Empire. 


If you enjoy it, please give it a like and subscribe to the LoA channel




Sipahis of the Sublime Porte


Finally I have managed to paint enough of the sipahis to put them in the shop in the condition they are meant to be seen. There are 15 different figures. 6 have split waists, 6 have sockets for arm variants, there are 12 arms with swords, pistols, maces and open hands. There are bow cases, scabbards empty and filled plus long arms to hang on the saddle side.


There are 7 different horses providing...

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....

Armour... Turkish style


I managed to complete three of the 15 sipahis which will be released in the Autumn. I really enjoyed these. Simple, easy to paint and very dramatic looking. I intend to share them all mounted singly first before I put them into units which will be at the core of the strike force for the Ottoman Army.



These fellas will be suitable across an extremely wide time span depending on what equipment I...

Ottoman Artillery - pre release - release!


Ottoman positional battery with 15 gunners

These were sculpted a long time back but Covid scuppered the release in various ways. I have not yet production moulded them but I have a limited number of master casts which I can make available to anyone who wants to get their hands on some now. There are three sets following our established pattern of Firing, Running back and Loading. 

OTG01 Gunners...

Ottoman armoured sipahis - due for release late Spring.


Clib has done and absolutely outstanding job on these armoured sipahis which could be used from the mid 16th to early 18th century with a bit of a stretch either side. The variety is superb and uses the same design principles that have been adopted for much of the cavalry for the last couple of years - split waist style for missle weapon armed men. 



I am honestly unsure whether we have completed 15...

Sharks, blast furnaces and me


Apparently sharks die if they stop swimming. I don't know if that is true but it is an interesting thought. As a trained metallurgist, I do know that if you let a blast furnace cool down too much, it is 'gubbed'. And then I realized that I need to find the next project or.....


Of course, Clarence and I are well advanced with Mad for War,  but the 4Play scenarios combined with the proof of concept...