The League of Augsburg

Mad for War!

Clarence Harrison - While I will probably be messing with this right up until we send it to the printer, I thought I’d share the cover painting…

Mad for War, by Clarence Harrison


Flags for the Austrians!

Clarence Harrison - With the imminent arrival of the new Austrian foot from Warfare Miniatures, I thought it was only right to give the lads some banners to wave martially about. These are based on the designs for 1705 to 1712, but may work for a little after as changes in regulations and changes in the field were often different things.

To get things started, we have five sets...


DEUTSCHMEISTER,...

Eppinger's Dragoons - Part Two

 Clarence Harrison - Finished! I really got on a roll with this unit and painted twelve models (and based all three squadrons) over the weekend. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you're excited about a project.

Really pleased with how this unit turned out. I already have three stands worth of foot dragoons and a horse holder base primed and on the painting desk - hoping to have them...

By quindia on 2021-12-12

Clarence Harrison - I've been wanting to do this unit ever since I got into the period - somewhere around 2006. I actually purchased the models from Wargames Foundry, but other projects took precedence (we began working on Republic to Empire) and the models sat in a box (they're still there as far as I know).

In 2010, my real love for the period was solidified when Barry and I met at Historicon...

Captain Morgan

Clarence Harrison - Following on the heels of my last command vignette, I present Captain Henry Morgan!

Though Henry Morgan is often thought of as a pirate, he considered himself a patriot and privateer and always fought under the colors of England. His forays outside of letters of marque were often due to the glacial rate that news travelled at the time ("What do you mean we made peace with...

One more little digression into Napoleonics - Video 2



Part Two of the video which is a fast-paced AAR for the scenario explained in part 1 is now ready to view. Unfortuntaely I didn't have time to print and mount any of Clarence's excellent new Napoleonic Armee du Nord flags but it does show our ongoing heavy commitment to period. Here are the links to parts I and II so, grab a cuppa and a biccie and take 15 minutes to visit Belgium.







The game was fun...

A Few New Flags for 1815...


Clarence Harrison
- Napoleonics was my first love in wargaming before falling down the rabbit hole that led to the period of floppy hats and tricorns. While I've mostly concentrated on adding flags to the shops that can be carried proudly by Warfare Miniatures, I've had it in mind to expand to other periods. There's been a lull in Mad for Warfor the last few weeks while we've been going over the...

Left field but.... there's more!


In advance of a little announcement Clarence is going to make on the blog in the next day or so I thought I would drop a big hint with this video. I have actually been meaning to do this for a long time but MrH's little project has prompted me to extract the digit and get this produced in a mere 2 days which is somewhat of a record. 



I enjoyed it!





Not the blog's core period of interest by some nice...

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.






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...

Adventures in the Caribbean

Clarence Harrison - It's been a while since I've contributed anything to the blog that Barry and I are supposed to share. He seems to handle the load most of the time. It's not really that I haven't been painting, but more that I haven't seemed to have the time to document projects.

From the collection of Mr. Hilton

When I travelled to Scotland for an LoA weekender a few years back, one of the games...

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...