The League of Augsburg

The Battle of Foulness, 1st May 1672, Part 2 - Battle report.

Returning to the Essex coastline to bring you the news from the fleets... whether you align with the Dutch, English or French... here it comes.

The most dramatic moment of the battle seen from the north.

Turn 5 

Many vessels, feeling they had the advantage of opponents in gunnery duels, attempted to back sail and hold position to secure victory. The Ruby, surrounded and taking heavy fire, was shot to...

The Battle of Foulness, May 1st 1672 Part 1 Battle report



The war between the English and Dutch intensifies with King Charles' fleet desperate to expunge the shame of 1667 which haunts the navy, torments national pride and the authority of the Crown.

Dutch admirals are brazen and bold and have little fear of probes and forays into the very heart of home waters. One such 'cruise' is moving down the English coast off Essex and appears to be heading into the...

Swedish regiments... can't leave those Blues out!

To balance things out having shared pictures of the Russian forces massing for Crisis 2019 I thought it only right to get the Boys in Blue in front of the camera too.

 Vastmanland Regiment

Skaraborg Regiment

Tremanning Regiment

Narke Varmland Regiment

Liv Dragoon Regiment

Tales from the riverbank (Medway) - revisiting the battleships

Remember these? I moved to V2 for each

I very much enjoyed customizing the Tumbling Dice models for the large English men o'war 'in ordinary' which I have shown previously in some posts. The more work I do with these 1/2400 models the more confident I get in the scope of conversions.

V2s in the rear V1s to the fore

I was very happy with the versions I did until I thought about simulating their...

Lots of lovely Russian regimental packs

I set up quite a lot of re-shoots for some of the items in the shop whilst photographing some new products. I am working my way through Russian unit deals so here are some of those which are now available in the Warfare Miniatures shop combined with some existing products revisited:

Russian two-gun battery with field guns and wagon @ £40

The popular RB1 Russian infantry in tricorne firing and...

Wrecked - sinking and sunken vessel markers


A French 1st rate sails past a wrecked English 1st rate

I wanted to make visual representations of ships that had taken a bit of a hammering during action and used some of the Tumbling Dice wreck markers as made whilst doing some work myself with

Dutch wrecks for 4th/5th rates and Fireships


bits and pieces of other ships which I had cannibalized for various reasons. These all came out quite well. The...

Guest Post: The work of Gareth Lane Dutch troops 1690s



I have the privilege of receiving photos of the work of many talented gamers add collectors interested in our period.




Recently I was sent some wonderful pictures of units from the collection of Gareth Lane. I was very taken with the style of the units and the painting.




Gareth has used wonderful castings from North Star's 1672 range and has depicted some fine units from the forces of the Dutch...

Guest Post: Alexey Kovshikov - GNW Swedish artillery





Some excellent photos of Swedish artillery from the collection of Russian enthusuast Alexey Kovshikov.



Alexey wanted me to point out that this outstanding work was done by painter Mikhail Mirosnik.





It shows both Warfare Miniatures and Ebob Miniatures sculpts together.





These blend very well and Mikhail has done an outstanding job in making each piece work.




Thanks for sharing Alexey.



Link to  Alexey's...

The Chatham Board - the tide is coming in

Looking north(down river) and from the west bank.

Things are progressing. I have concentrated on the western bank of the river and focused on flora and dwellings.



The perspective on the landscape is better with trees and buildings in place. The wooded areas and hedges are glued down with slow setting Bostik.



Some 2mm troops on this base - Dutch Marines face off local militia


The village is place on...

One Saturday at mine... Building 1/2400 terrain

I have been researching how to bring this important campaign to the table top for a while now. That activity has paid off. I originally planned to build the entire river in 1/2400 which would have been a mammoth task however, I have now identified five important stretches:

1.The Mouth/Sheerness
2. Musselbank
3. Gillingham Reach and St Mary's Creek
4. The Chatham Dockyard stretch
5. Chatham to Rochester...

Marlborough's Danes




Yes, I know. How could Warfare have produced such an important component of the armies of the period without me getting my act together and at least letting everyone see what they look like in battalions?
An unforgivable omission but as always I will trot out my 'one man team' excuse. Well, that and Ottomans, Wagonburgs, wee ships, Cossacks and the like.




Anyway at last I have some units of Danes to...

Down Medway-way: Dangerous predators or sitting ducks?



The fascinating Dutch raid on the English fleet at anchor in the Medway in June 1667 is full of wargaming potential.



One of the most spectacular incidents occurred on June 13th. Having broken the English defensive chain at Gillingham, the Dutch rounded a bend in the river and were faced with the straight stretch between St Mary's Island and Chatham Royal Dockyard. This strategic installation was...