The League of Augsburg

Kurpfalz Feldherren Wargame Club, Germany




We meet up with the guys from Kurpfalz Feldherren at Tactica, Hamburg,  Crisis, Antwerp and even at Partizan. They do wonderful games at least two of which have been featured on the blog before. Lovely bunch of people, totally into their hobby and it really shows.







This wonderful game was I think Juergen told me, inspired by some of the Donnybrook Dark ideas (well the town at least). I just love the...

Champions of Pike & Shot 1: Mark Shearwood

Siege of Athlone 1691 - wonderful solo effort by Mark


I decided to highlight the work of fellow gamers who I feel make a significant contribution to the popularity of the period 1660-1720. Mark Shearwood's output is both prodigious and high quality.


Meanwhile back in Brixham 1688 - Kidnapping King James


Mark has produced imaginative and inspiring games which have appeared at various shows mostly in...

The Battle for Britain 1693 The fighting begins...

Kirke's arrival at Santa Marta  - The Creole Regiment was already in position


Of course I have already blogged briefly on the topic of our 1693 Battle for Britain adventures but not really given any detailed insight into the battles. The reason was simple. I had a mass of data to sift through and organize and my time between the beginning of April (when we did it) and now has been filled with...

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...

Countdown to Tactica 2017.. Buildings

1st Corps Russian Church - nice model and enjoyable to paint

When we decided that our Tactica offering was to be GNW based Toggy ordered a wadge of buildings and accessories without telling me exactly what would hit the mat!


A concession to frippery during the industrial production of the village

A large box arrived and I unpacked it to reveal a church, some farm accessories and three wooden houses...

The Boyne - Groundhog day

The chap in the cap was the finest King James we had! Historicon 2010


With a recent post focused on our play test of Beneath the Lily Banners modifications I got to trawling my archive for previous efforts at recreating the Battle of the Boyne. I have a few!

Adding lots of troops on the north bank made it look very busy. Dumfries 2014


Here are some shots of some games large and not so large. Some...

Tilting at Windmills (The Battle of Penny Burn Mill, Part Nine)

Clarence Harrison - Whew! I just completed this fantastic windmill model from Tabletop World.  I think there are less details on a Napoleonic hussar!



Check out the ropes on the back of the vanes, securing the sails to the frame. Of course, this model will be the centerpiece in our Battle of Penny Burn Mill game for Historicon 2016, forming the anchor of the Jacobite defense.

The stonework was...

The Battle of Penny Burn Mill, Part Seven

Clarence Harrison - Just a quick post to show off the water...



I used Woodland Scenics Realistic Waterfor the effect rather than the Envirotex I normally use. The main reason is that the Woodland Scenics product remains flexible when it dries. The Envirotex dries hard as stone. Again, without the wooden base, I was worried about the foam warping a bit and separating from the resin. As an added...

The Battle of Penny Burn Mill, Part Six

Clarence Harrison - Now we are getting somewhere!


Most of the painting is finished. The deep water at the rear of the photo above has been blended from black to a deep blue to a muddy brown. The streams and pools in the marsh are mostly brown with some blue and black blended into the widest parts to simulate deeper water. It will be time to make all this water shiny, but first I wanted to add a...

The Battle of Pennyburn Mill, Part Five

Clarence Harrison - Right! Now I've added some details and the initial painting, on the land areas anyway, is finished.





There's a lot of work left to do, but it's all fun! I need to paint the streams and open expanse of river, which is probably up next, add additional details like marsh grass and other foliage, and finish of the water and bog areas with water effects. I have several buildings to...

The Battle of Penny Burn Mill, Part Four

Clarence Harrison - We are now going to get into the fun part - painting!

Again, if you've just stumbled upon our site for the first time (welcome), this isn't really a tutorial. You can find a twelve-part series detailing my techniques to use on your terrain here. This series is mainly to record the progress on this project and point out a few details on this that may be different from what I've...

The Battle of Penny Burn Mill, Part Three

After the glue was dry on the grass mat, it was time to use the filler to seal all of the remaining exposed foam and blend the roads and river banks into the grass. I use DAP joint compound, but there are dozens of alternatives.


I snuck in two older pics to show the application because I didn't manage any 'action' shots during this build...



Still not much to look at...



Basically, you are just...