The League of Augsburg

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...

It's here! Christmas came a little early..


Despite Brexit, Covid 19, National lockdown and a snap snowfall in Scotland - A one tonne pallet arrived from Lithuania via Thames Gateway and I unloaded it this morning.

A Taste of Victory! will ship to pre order customers on Monday and Tuesday next week which is 10 days earlier than I had anticipated. Hurrah!



I am happy that this project got from drawing board to market quicker than any I have...

With Talon and Claw released in pdf format




With Talon and Claw has proven very popular in printed form and now that it has been available for 15 months, I am releasing it in pdf format at Hi-Resolution.



For those unfamiliar with the book - it is a guide to Wargaming the Great Northern War 1700-1721 and the Eastern Wars involving the Ottoman Empire between 1660 and 1730. 




It contains, supplementary rules for Swedes, Ottomans, Poles and Steppe...

PREORDER NOW OPEN: A Taste of Victory



 All systems appear GO! I am expecting delivery of Taste of Victory! in the third week of December so am gearing up for the pre order. Delivery will be as soon as possible after that pending the usual Christmas postal challenges.

The book is 116 pages, full colour, hardback and printed by the same company who did such a good job on With Talon and Claw.

It contains 18 scenarios for Beneath the Lily...