The League of Augsburg

New direction - 4Play meets Republic to Empire




It took a little longer than I thought it would but, the first 4Play Napoleonic pack is available. It is 34 pages long and contains three scenarios laid out for both Republicto Empire AND March of Eagles. Orbats are written separately for each rule system. As I have added a lot of gaming detail into this pack the 4Play game reports are not a feature. 





If these are missed I will re introduce them in...

Assault on La Haye Sainte



Republic to Empire has quietly but steadily carved a little niche in the Napoleonic gaming canon over the years. It has continued to sell well both in digital and hard copy. We have neglected it solely due to lack of time capacity to cover and support everything else we produce. This first Republic to Empire video takes a step to redress that support gap.




This video takes a brief tour around...

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...

An excusable digression.. Waterloo Day


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Five years ago today I was in the privileged position to have witnessed one of the two mega events at  Waterloo 200. Little memories include watching Charles and Camilla sweeping up with their entourage as UK representatives, literally almost colliding with Mr Farage as he made political capital at




Hougoumont and, hailing a bunch of HLI drilling in a field near the chateau in my very...

Summer cheer.. pick up that Warfare Miniatures book you've been meaning to buy


17th century rules sets


The lockdown has had a very practical impact on Warfare Miniatures... our casters have stopped working during the self isolation period and consequently, with lots of games stuck at home and ordering figures, we've run out of stock of a huge number of items. This is very frustrating as can be imagined. Of course, the situation will be temporary but it is a king sized pain in...

White-out at Aspern-Essling - reflections on Claymore

When I faltered, members of the gaming public were there to remind me of what I'd written in the rules - nice!

We do other stuff... a lot of people know that (in my best Maurice Micklewhite parody).

Toggy's nice pontoon bridge is underneath the French transport!

Toggy keeps a painter chained to a radiator somewhere in order to achieve the volumes of Austrians he has amassed over the passed three or...

Gunter's video of LoA Waterloo 2015 + Blog links

My own 2nd Dragoons

ATTENTION: LOADS OF GOOD LINKS ALL OVER THIS POST!

As a 'non-Facebooker' I often miss bits and pieces of hobby stuff. This particular 2+ minutes of video footage was taken by Germanicus at our 2015 re-fight of Waterloo in Derby.

Adrian made the terrain, Toggy, Gerry, Peter, Barry and several other chaps provided the 8,000 or so figures. The event was a decisive result and the game...

Republic to Empire at 10 GBP!




As I am just about to take delivery of a large quantity of The War of Three Kings I need to make some space in the store. I currently have quite a lot of Republic to Empire after commissioning a hugely optimistic print run a few years back. Although the book sells well, I will be using the remaining copies to build a small housing estate if I don't do something with them now.


Typical French...

Christmas Game - Harrison's Meadow VA June 1861

Longstreets's Brigade march to Harrison's Meadow

I do have other interests apart from 1660-1721 and so for the Christmas game this year I thought I'd surprise Toggy with an ACW encounter from the very beginning of the war.

Ewell's Brigade approach from the south west

In this fictitious pre-1st Bull Run encounter elements of Tyler's 1st US Division attempt to protect the Warrenton Road road adjacent...

Exceptions prove the rule - LoA at Claymore 2017



Our set up positions at Arcis sur Aube, March 20 1814


I have been particularly conscious of the requests from visitors to keep this Blog exclusively 17th/early 18th century. This post proves that rule by making a rare exception.


Cavalry regiments the size of brigades - Austrian Hussars - both charged


Toggy and I fancied a trip forward 100 years to get some fresh air around his enormous Austrian...