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.

Scale :1/1200

Model to ship ratio: 1: 2 

Number of models used: 50

Total Swedish fleet points:...

Jungle jeopardy for the Bishop of Manila

One of the crossing points - hostile locals are present


This one has got to be one of the more unusual scenarios from an unusual campaign. Survivors from the scuttled treasury ship Santiago are attempting to reach civilization in the lower reaches of The Gambia. Crossing a monster infested bolon was not in the plan.




Harassed by native warbands lurking in the shadows just beyond the narrow trails,...

The day has arrived.. Mad for War pre ordering


First, let me thank you all for your patience. We have been promising this book for over eighteen months. Why it took so long does not matter anymore. It will be delivered to Warfare Miniatures HQ before the end of January 2023 for immediate distribution.




A shipment will go on to Warfare USA the day after it arrives on my doorstep. Orders for the USA, Canada and US Territories should be made from...

Release of Gambia #4 Hector!



Prince Rupert captures ships should be the byline here. Three Donnybrook/Donnybrook at Sea scenarios from down on the Gambia. The main man does incredibly well on the whole....


Hector 4Play pack Gambia #4














Does behaving counterintuitively count as roleplaying?

Fortune is grounded and under attack by Moroccan slavers

Colin has been coming to terms with his role as Prince Rupert in our currently running Gambia 1652 campaign. I believe Colin is coming to know and love the prince and has now taken to making decisions as if he were the man himself. Those of you who know Colin (possibly by his nickname of CKC - Colin Kills Colonels0 will recognize him as a...

English Bottoms - The Navigation Act

Set up. Ayscue sweeps in on the westerly.

The Navigation Act was a piece of legislation designed to annoy the Dutch and wrest back some control over the global movement of trade commodities from the commercially adroit GWC/VOC and trade bodies of the Dutch Republic. 


T2. The faster English ships break away from Rainbow.

It went a considerable distance in starting the 1st Anglo-Dutch War as the...

First Gambia scenario packs released


The first two scenario packs from the Gambia Campaign 1652 are now available in the shop. More will be released before Christmas so keep and eye out if your imagination has been stimulated by this fascinating wargaming opportunity. See the pdfs here: https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/products-subcat-84.html





Jungle Warfare (see what I did there?)


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Two Arab slavers observe the advance of  'al ainjiliz' through the jungle

The first 'full scale' land battle of the campaign is about to be fought thirteen days of 40% of the way through. 200 English sailors accompanied by Berber PoWs now incorporated into Royalist ships' crews and some local Christian African villagers have moved inland to raid the Komban Royal enclosure. 



Prince Rupert had...

Gambia campaign pdfs in the works

 

screen grab from #5 All Ashore! which has 38 pages


Working on five so far and we are  just past the one third mark of the campaign. The actions have come thick and fast and have divided into clear groups - naval actions using Mad for War, small naval actions using Donnybrook at Sea and land actions using Donnybrook. Looming up is a small land battle for which we'll use Beneath the Lily Banners








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Down on the river.. Captain Marshall goes brawling


waterfront at Albadar

The Gambian Odyssey continues unabated. Running low on all sorts of supplies Captain Marshall of Honest Seaman has been sent to Albadar, the Couronian trading post to gather intel, supplies and collect Doctor Mautrin, Rupert's personal physician. Things go awry when his shore parties clash with locals, the French privateers and discover Mautrin and eight of the ship's company...

Santiago - Lost Treasury ship - somewhere on The Gambia 1652

 


The Treasury galleon

On a mission to collect valuable trade items including ivory, salt, gold and beeswax, the galleon Santiagowas scuttled by her commander in a remote stretch of the Gambia river after an abortive attack by pirates, the nationality of which has never been established. She was already laden with riches from the East which unusually, were being brought to Europe on the westerly...

Rupert kills more men than Cecil B. de Mille

Thousans of 'em!

Thursday's visit to The Gambia was indeed a doozy. Having spent two days capturing a stranded slaver and then taking another day to drag her off the shoal on which she was glued, Rupe and the lads were just sitting down to breakfast when what charges over the horizon?


Remember the heroics to capture Temperance in the first place?


A swarm of deadly little pirate craft full of angry...