The League of Augsburg

To 3D or not to 3D? A modelling experiment -Sophia Amalia (Amelia) - Danish Navy


Sophia Amalia - 3D printed @ 1/1200 with scratchbuilding on masts

I bought a 1/600 scale 3D print file of a 17th century ship and got a friend to print the Sovereign of the Seas file in 1/1200 scale as I have no printer. I wanted to see the quality and have a go at painting the model. We also printed in 1/600 scale. The file was from Gilded Sails/Wargaming 3D.


Photo show the 3D print in 1/600 beside...

Kronan - a bit of unnecessary but enjoyable modelling

 

Kronan heels over in a gust of wind - WiP shot - not yet finished

I am working on various projects right now including several in 28mm but none of those are quite ready for sharing. This little flight of fancy however, is.


The Battle of Öland which occurred on June 1st1676 during the Skåne War was a major fleet engagement and a disastrous defeat for Sweden. In terms of drama on the high seas, it...

Little known but exciting.. Skåne War at sea

Svärdet (Sword) 94 guns, flagship of Admiral Claes Uggla in the scenario

The naval dimension to the Skåne War is both exciting and less well known that the land campaigns. Many know of battles like Halmstad, Landskrona and Lund. Often the Swedes are seen as the the sharper, ascendant military power and the Danes as somewhat bumbling and plodding. Whether right or wrong, at sea the picture was...

Much requested- Video on rigging ships


I have finally finished this slightly longer video. There is a lot in it and hopefully, it will decode the dark art of rigging for everyone remotely interested in trying it!




End of a dream or, the fate of all traitors? Argyll Rebellion 1685.


The plucky Arran boards St Albans - a bloody fight ensued.

 The concluding episode in the unexpected 1685 saga. Here were the briefs;


ARGYLL

Things have gone badly for Monmouth and he has pleaded with you to help him. His army has been pushed west into Wales and now is positioned with its back to the sea near Milford Haven. You have agreed to sail south to extricate the Duke and the remnant of his...

Ark Royal Prep and assembly video tutorial





 It's easy to put these little beauties together. Here is a quick five minute run through...




King Campbell? or king-maker.. 1685 Argyll Rebellion - a remarkable tale

It started with the 4Play pack #17 The Campbell's are coming! which begat the 4Play Mad for War pack #35 Ne Obliviscaris! dealing with the naval aspects of the Argyll Rebellion. Dave and Colin helped play through scenario #2 the historical encounter at Loch Ruel which developed into a full scale action rather than the chaotic abandonment of his ships that Argyll actually presided over.


The...

Ark Royal Miniatures - Launch video now available to view

 


The range has been launched for preorder and we are already having to cast more stock after 24 hours. Thank you for that everyone!




To accompany the launch I have prepared a video explaining the range in a coordinated way. Reading the previous blog post and watchgin the video should provide almost everything that you need to know about what we are relwasing now and a hint of what is to come and let...

Ark Royal pricing and squadron deals

 


Ark Royal packs will be priced at £21.50 with a set of ratlines @ £2.50 per pack. The ratline/shroud sets are optional and will cover all the ships in a pack where relevant. Some smaller ships do not require ratlines.

There are squadron deals availalbe covering the 18 listed options below with pack numbers and quantities noted. A squadron deal has three packs and will cost £56 and thus offer a...

It's getting near the time


We are getting a complex and wonderful project very near to launch now and it's time to update followers of the blog on where we are and where we are going. 


Ark Royal Miniatures 1/1200 metal models, is a sub-brand of Warfare Miniatures providing accurate models to recreate the naval actions on the period 1640-1720. The first 14 codes will be released for pre order within the next week and shipping...

More 4Play Mad for War excitement!



I am delighted to announce the release of a further four - 4Play packs all focused on supporting gamers interested in Mad for War!

This batch is a rich mix covering various aspects of the period 1650-1700. 


Scenario pack 014 Break through the Enemie!covers the exploits of the English Commonwealth Straits Squadron during the 1st Anglo Dutch War 1652-1654. This includes the exciting small battles of...

Latest Mad for War video tutorial - Boarding combat

 

Who captured whom?

It does what it says on the tin. A smooth walk through of boarding and capturing an enemy ship: