The League of Augsburg

Tales from the river bank.. Rupert in the Gambia

Off the Bakendik Bolong, Rupert attacks the stranded Temperance.

Eight days (15 turns) into the campaign, we are at the 25% mark. It has been an eventful journey so far and the Royalists are no further than four miles from the mouth of the Gambia River. They have had two encounters with Berber pirates coming off worst in the first encounter and being mere spectators to a French victory in the...

Tooling up for some 4Play in the 1650-1690 period Eastern style



I really don't remember having this much stuff, but I guess it has been accumulating over the past few years. Although I will have to top and tail a few units the armies are pretty solid  in terms of numbers and troop types. Here are a few shots of Polish, Cossack, Ottoman and Tatar forces.



They will feature in a few new foreplay scenario packs I am currently working on so, if you are a fan of With...

An extract from the Rupert in Gambia story


The campaign has a full and detailed narrative which accompanies the turn by turn mechanics. All of the narrative is based on events which happen in the table-top wargames combined with the role-play conversations and the umpire controlled activities. 

So far, the narrative runs to over 5,000 words for the first ten turns. Below is an extract from 5th March, five days into the campaign and it...

Special discount offer on Leipzig - The Battle of the Nations for LoA Blog followers!



Blog and FB followers of the League of Augsburg can get a £5 discount on this new release from Helion by quoting this code NAP1813. My sources tell me it is flying out the door faster than me when it's my round at the pub!

I have it already. Lots and lots of the kind of data that is meat and drink to a Nap-Obsessed gamer and... there are a lot of us our there.
Why don't you grab yourself a copy?

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

NOTE:...

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Helion are offering a generous 20% discount to League of Augsburg Facebook and Blog followers on this exciting new release covering gaming the 1685 rebellions. Use the discount code Monmouth20. The offer is open until the end of August.


https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/one-king-a-wargamers-companion-to-argylls-and-monmouths-rebellion-of-1685.php?sid=c078592f50454fdba082e0253d22efc0

Walking the battlefields..Glenshiel 1719


The bonus ball of a recent few wonderful days on Skye was the chance to visit Glenshiel battlefield on the inbound leg of the trip. I decided to do a little scrambling and ended up grabbing enough footge to make a wargames focused video of the battle. 





It falls just within my normal scope of interest with a 1719 date. Regardless of the period, it is a fascinating military encounter and unique in...

Climbing out of the pit...


Being just one of millions hit by the blight makes me nothing special. Some of my friends have had it three times. All I can say is that my usual drive to get things done disappeared for over two weeks and a couple of sobering visits to the local hospital led me to even more admiration for health care professionals and calibrated my expectations about going to bed early and having less energy than...

Split your mind - How to approaching solo gaming

Saxon cavalry charge 1706

I game solo - a lot. Even pre-covid I was an inveterate solo player. I have been asked how do you begin to play solo as for some, the concept seems a little counter intuitive. I thought it might be useful in these times of health anxiety and travel expense to offer a few tips for those interested in solo gaming. 



40mm German meets Soviet vampyre!

Some may appear obvious...

Auld Lang Syne


When the League of Gentlemen Wargamers began, it was a fantastic, exciting, grand and much anticipated group activity to which everyone involved made active contribution. One of the most enthusiastic participants, generous of spirit and passionate about his hobby, was Robert 'Bob' Lauder. 



I knew Bob from around 1990, meeting him at Kirriemuir when he lived near Dundee and gamed with Martin Terroni...

May Special offer on 4Play scenario packs


Beneath the Lily Banners


To coincide with May Bank Holiday, there is a special offer on 4Play packs. The original idea is coming up on two years old and has been an unqualified success. There are thirty-seven titles plus five free titles. Each has three scenarios focused on a particular campaign or period. 


Donnybrook

They cover all of our rule systems - Beneath the Lily Banners, Donnybrook, Mad for...

Escape with Serious Injury - a solo odyssey from 1666



If you don't know much about the Four Days Battle of 1666 there is a hole in your life! This epic sea battle between the Restoration English Navy and that of the Dutch Republic involved a massive number of ships - around 160, over 40,000 men and in excess of 9,000 guns. It was fought over four days (hence the name!) with some fighting also happening at night.



It is crammed full of desperate...