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Mad for War 4Play releases

Assurance versus Constant Reformation 1649

 I am very pleased to announce the release of the first 4Play scenario packs specifically designed for Mad for War. There are 16 packs which will be released over the next few weeks but the first batch of four is a nice cross section of some of the different conflicts of the late 17th century which will be covered by the series.

The Commonwealth Fleet

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Mad for War Gunnery tutorial - video



Another in the series of the Mad for War series of short Tutorial videos aimed at making entry into the world of late 17th century naval gaming easy and fun.  I am so pleased at the feedback I have received on these videos. Obviously making them is a bit of work but the fact that they are being viewed and used is reward enough.




More info on Mad for War collateral here very soon. Lots of scenarios...

Epic action in a square foot


Scenario 3 Trial by Fire!


I have finished my intensive activities around the Battle of Vågen 1665 and am duty bound to report that from an English perspective, it is the equivalent of setting your computer AI to Extreme Difficulty level. Three iterations of the battle - the historical, an amended order of battle including some heavier English units which were present but dicnot participate in the...

Project Vågen - The smallest large wargame I've ever done?

1664 VOC Return Fleet from Batavia value of cargo: £500,000,000: The 'Mark'.

In my relentless quest to create more wargaming collateral I turned to an action which has long fascinated me - The Battle of Vågen which took place during the 2nd Anglo Dutch War. Vågen is not actually a place, it is the harbour area of the town of Bergen in Norway. A Dutch East India Spice fleet which had avoided passing...

Mad for War Movement tutorial video



 I have uploaded a easy guide to movement and turning which should oil the wheels for those Admirals now finding their sea legs.


You can find it here:




4Play workshop

Action between Clan Chattan and Keppoch Macdonalds - from Crann Tara

I have been working on new 4Play scenarios including a dozen naval packs to support Mad for War. Here is a peek at what in coming up. 




CRANN TARA - Clan warfare between 1660 and 1690.

This one fascinated me after Dave sent me some information on little known clan actions which took place during my core period of interest. This pack...

Mad for War Game turn sequence video uploaded

 I have just uploaded a new video running through the game turn sequence of Mad for War to YouTube. 

Actually starting to see some games being played by groups now, so that's really nice.


Working on some Swedish ships right now for the Scanian War. More of that soon. 


Meanwhile here is the link;






Mad for War Essentials - Release at 1700 GMT (1200 EST) February 4 2021

 



Mad for War Essentials will be availabe today at 1700 hours (1200 EST N. America) from both leagueofaugsburg.com online store and warfareminiaturesusa.com online stores. 


Meanwhile, a new video, the first of the example scenarios featured in Mad for War Essentials is already available to view on YouTube here:Finding your sea legs!



You will be able to get you game on the table tonight (or in the...

Mad for War Essentials - play without painting a single ship!

 


I  have been blogging less frequently these past days because.... Clarence and I have been rushing to get Mad for War Essentials  ready for release later this week. 



What is Mad for War Essentials ?  The core rules to get gamers started with the new system. It contains everything you need except the tape measure, dice and table to get  Mad for War launched and find your sea legs. Eh, everything...

Mad for War tutorial - Single ship combat video


Brederode versus James 1652

I have been working furiously on preparing a whoe series of Mad for War support materials including tutorial videos dealing with all of the main aspects of the rules in short 3-6 minute bites. These will begin appearing on the League of Augsburg YouTube channel soon. In advance of that, I have completed a slightly longer walk through battle report as a video. 


It features...

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...

First of 2021 and, a new era


My end of year game this year was novel for a two main reasons.  Firstly, it was out of period - An English Civil War era, full scale naval battle. Secondly, my battle report is not being delivered in the traditional way. 

I have chosen to create a 15 minute video battle report. It has taken quite some time to create but I am trying to set myself a new level of aspiration. I wanted it to be as...