Release of first Mad for War - War of Spanish Succession 4Play pack - 040 Heat of the day!
I worked on a lot of scenario stuff during the holiday break being confined to bed with the lurgy. One such was the latest free 4Play scenario set focused on Mad for War.
It is imaginatively titled - Mad for Wargaming! It features three unusual scenarios
The first has a lone VOC ship facing a flotilla of Chinese pirate junks and fireships of various sizes in the spice islands of Indonesia. If you...
|Warfare Miniatures - infantry in Ireland mostly from codes V01-V06|
|The game set up - 1/1200 scale, 2 x 4 table Mad for War rules|
This encounter, set around 255 BC sees a Carthaginian relief fleet attempting to land supplies to support a hard-pressed army on the western tip of Sicily near Trapani. The Romans are blockading the island and the escort must penetrate the screen of Roman ships and navigate through narrow island channels to reach a bay in which other...
|Some new and unique pieces which I will be selling off.|
I tinker with stuff. It's an illness and I have had for years. I can't just leave things alone. I have to be chopping up figures, converting them and generally mucking about. Having been fixated with river crossings in Ireland (it all started with the Boyne you see) for quite some time, I have accrued a lot of what was once described by a...
|The Greek line spots the attacking Egyptians|
Dave and Colin were introduced to the delights of galley warfare through a little Friday night scenario. Dave assumed the mantle of the heroic Greeks whilst Colin donned the robes of the Persian Empire as an Egyptian squadron off the eastern coast of Greece in 480 BC.
|The Greek squadron turns to face the threat|
Equal forces and a variation on the scenario...
|Triremes - aphract and cataphract - very common for over 200 years.|
Warfare Miniatures will soon be releasing an extensive range of 1/1200 metal warships covering the period 500 BC till the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD. This is a further consolidation of our naval offer. The ships are designed by the same talented artist who created the Anglo-Dutch Wars ships range.
This one has been a long time coming because I rearranged the content of the ECW 4Play packs as more data and scenario opportunities evolved. Seas Ablaze! 4Play pack 036 is now in the shop.
This pack features Prince Rupert in the first scenario based upon the near miss off the North Foreland in August 1648 when the fleet was led by the future king - Charles, Prince of Wales and Rupert himself was...
|First release in the series on Prince Rupert's campaigns|
I have enjoyed reading and exploring the exploits of a quite remarkable figure form the 17th century. Not the fairly well trodden but brief path of his adventures in the land campaigns of the War of Three Kingdoms between 1640-1647, but the far more sustained period of his contribution to history. His activities as a naval commander between...
|28mm set up for Prince Rupert's shore foray at Dakar, Africa 1652 - finished boards|
I recently acquired a number of TSS terrain boards. I have always tinkered with these when using them and decided to do a quick terrain building project just to stimulate my creative needs. There has been too much business, casting, orders, packing etc recently and I needed to get back to what I really enjoy which...
|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...
Recent Facebook posts featuring my teddy bear fur terrain mat has generated a lots of questions. I realized I was going to be typing the same thing again and again to answer queries so thought I just post it all here and direct anyone interested to the blog. Knock yourself out and get messy!
So here are some tips -
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