The League of Augsburg

Campaign hard facts


For all you 'Stato' types out there (and in my experience that is most gamers), I have included the casualties from the main battles in the 1692 campaign season here. It will be followed by the Roll of Honour/Dishonour in a subsequent post.

As many of these units have gained experience and have featured in the 1693 campaign the information does have some gaming relevance.

Some of the players have I...

Unashamed Williamite Wars LoA nostalgia trip..

Glorying in the spectacle of the game...



I have hundreds, perhaps thousands of gaming images from our many years of gaming the Williamite Wars. Sometimes it is nice just to look and not necessarily to read. Not in chronological order (of the war nor of when they were played), here is a trip through the images if you need some inspiration...
1693 Drax, Battle for Britain campaign played in Dumfries...

The Battle for Britain 1692... concluding the 1692 story

Here is last year's final chapter, leading into our 1693 adventures....

Infamy! The English Life Guards treacherously turn on the Gardes te Voet



The guile of the Lord Lucan in persuading the venal Kirke combined with the grit of the brave Irish soldiers to serve up a delicious victory in the cause of the true King and the true religion– This is the tale King James’s counsellors would have us swallow...

The Battle for Britain 1692: The story so far, almost completed..

Leading up to the start of the 1693 campaigning season with the climax of 1692..


The Jacobite Army on the left delivered a stunning victory at Badon Hill


The ire of the populace at large has turned like a rabid dog upon prominent men who once had the world at their feet. General Tollemache, erstwhile darling of the army and hero of the battlefield is now become a figure of derision and the corporeal...

The Battle for Britain 1692: The story so far continued..

More of the background tale leading to our April 2017 weekender....


Complicit in the Jacobite defeat? St Ruhe's French may have fought hard enough


Dundee’s own losses amounted to no greater than thirteen hundreds of the total four and one half thousands lost for King James. So, can it truly be believed that the legions of King Louis the Magnificent did not shoulder more than adequate share of the...

The Battle for Britain 1692: The story so far..

Was de Ruvigny fully committed at Ripon


For those blog followers interested in our 1692 alternative history of the struggle between Jacobites and Williamites for control of Britain, here is a summary of where we left off BEFORE we share our latest experiences of April 2017/ April 1693.

Written in a suspect narrative style, it covers the main events although, not necessarily as all players may recall...

Lots to blog about.. did we REALLY do that?

New Dutch West India Company forces attack English Creoles on Jamaica


Well, Clarence is on his flight west, Bob is back studying 18 wheelers and I am back at LoA HQ trying to make sense of the last seven days. We've manage to cram a lot into a week. Five wargames, 10 players, three theatres, an 860 miles road trip, eight battlefields and lots of walking.


Captured from whom? French Militia? We think...

A weekend with the League of Augsburg…..

With another Weekender looming on the horizon Mark Shearwood shares his view of some wargaming Rock n' roll...

Mark's first killing ground near Taunton.. lucky he was defending!

I have followed the reports of previous weekends with interest and I must admit a little envy, so when a thread appeared by Barry on Fighting Talk on the Monday following Salute 2016 putting out feelers for a autumn weekend...

Tactica 2017 - Back to the future?

Our bare-naked table


And.. with the troops - The Swedish view

And the Russian


Well, Toggy and I made it back to Wilhelmsburg this year via Bremen although we lost Mrs H missing in action with melted credit card in hand and crushed under an avalanche of shopping bags.


The Poles finally made their debut and saw considerable action


We know Hamburg's public transport system almost as well as our fellow...

Snowstorm? Brainstorm? Fraudstadt.. League of Augsburg style

Looking from the Swedish right towards the Russian positions


I honestly thought I had blogged our Fraustadt refight(s). Clearly I had not! A request to know more on another thread has prompted me to go to the archive and pull out some pix and scour my memory for what actually happened on the day (s) we ran this in Dumfries two or three years back.

The Swedish Army from its left wing looking long the...

Eclectic Holiday post #2 The Siege of Constantinople

Blog Die Hards - stick with this post and think.. 1683!  The Turks of that period were not so different from those featured here in the 1453 Siege of Constantinople.

Original and reconstructed walls of Constantinople on the European shore

Reconstructed section - it runs for perhaps a mile or more

I have visited Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul several times and on one trip managed to spend an...

Battle for Britain Part 4 - The French

The experienced Regiment La Couronne


Continuing the story of our Battle for Britain campaign with a focus on the French troops participating in the war...

Clearly the most important power in Europe and the grand puppet master of the continent Louis XIV had to have a key role in the battle for the British islands and the crown.

Since we allowed St Ruhe to survive the Battle of Aughrim and score a...