The League of Augsburg
Sweden versus Holland 1658
|Looking across Øresund|
I have finished refighting the Battle of Øresund, 28th October 1658. It was the largest Mad for War game I have played to date so let's get the stats out of the way first:
Table size: 6 x 4 feet
Playing time: 18 turns (6 hours of battle time) played over three days in multiple sessions.
Model to ship ratio: 1: 2
Number of models used: 50
Total Swedish fleet points:...
A Taste of Victory! Autumn offer - Book + PDF £25 incl postage
At last A Taste of Victory in pdf! Autumn Special Offer! - Get the book and the pdf combined for £20! Postage is £5 anywhere in the World. The book is crammed with Beneath the Lily Banners scenarios from the Scanian War through till the Nine Years War. It has never been available in pdf before. Here is the link to the onlione store: https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/product-1183.html
A Clash of Titans - Stora Kronan v Sophia Amalia 1676
|Niels Juel's ships sailing off Rugen Island in 1676|
This scenario and video brings together the two largest warships in the navies of Sweden and Denmark. The 108 gun Sophia Amalia takes on the 124 gun Stora Kronan in an epic duel off Rugen Island in 1676.
Clin and I played this one out last week and I just finished the video tonight. It was another really enjoyable game but this time we really...
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...
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...
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's here! Christmas came a little early..
Despite Brexit, Covid 19, National lockdown and a snap snowfall in Scotland - A one tonne pallet arrived from Lithuania via Thames Gateway and I unloaded it this morning.
A Taste of Victory! will ship to pre order customers on Monday and Tuesday next week which is 10 days earlier than I had anticipated. Hurrah!
I am happy that this project got from drawing board to market quicker than any I have...
With Talon and Claw released in pdf format
With Talon and Claw has proven very popular in printed form and now that it has been available for 15 months, I am releasing it in pdf format at Hi-Resolution.
For those unfamiliar with the book - it is a guide to Wargaming the Great Northern War 1700-1721 and the Eastern Wars involving the Ottoman Empire between 1660 and 1730.
It contains, supplementary rules for Swedes, Ottomans, Poles and Steppe...
PREORDER NOW OPEN: A Taste of Victory
All systems appear GO! I am expecting delivery of Taste of Victory! in the third week of December so am gearing up for the pre order. Delivery will be as soon as possible after that pending the usual Christmas postal challenges.
The book is 116 pages, full colour, hardback and printed by the same company who did such a good job on With Talon and Claw.
It contains 18 scenarios for Beneath the Lily...
Scenario pdfs - Lockdown was the spur and now...
|Kinsale scenario on a 4PlayX table|
Exactly a year ago I was sitting in a very quiet part of Mallorca planning the next book. It'll be quick I told myself. Six months maybe. Well, it is just about ready and it took a year. It would have been sooner but Lockdown affected the layout process. That's all done now. It is a 128 page scenario book for Beneath the Lily Banners and is called 'A taste of...
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