I have been blogging less frequently these past days because.... Clarence and I have been rushing to get Mad for War Essentials ready for release later this week.
What is Mad for War Essentials ? The core rules to get gamers started with the new system. It contains everything you need except the tape measure, dice and table to get Mad for War launched and find your sea legs. Eh, everything...
|Wonderful cover art by Neil Roberts|
I have been talking about it on an off over the last few months. We are pretty much there now. Over the next few weeks the first full scenarios book for BLB 3rd edition will be sent to print.
|Each scenario begins with some historical context|
The book is entitled A Taste of Victoryand offers eighteen scenarios set between 1676 and 1693. The table set ups are all...
|Lord Mountjoy's Regiment leave the city in November 1688|
The overnights are in on the two small warships for the Anglo Dutch Wars period. I have blocked in basic colours only on everything except the decks which habe been drybrushed UP 3 as I would say (ie basic coat + 3).
Some of the colours shown are not the end coulours which will be used for example, the yellow will be overlaid in gilt. The ochre hull will be darkened down to a more oaken shade.
|Lots of prep work. The masts are scratchbuilt. Some additions to the hull were needed.|
I have been working pretty intensively on multiple projects over the past 6 months the largest of which has been the two books due to be published this year. One is finished the other just about to be.
The 4Play scenarios came out of nowhere but have consumed probably 200 hours - nevertheless, that has been fun...
Normally overshadowed by a few myths and tourist-focused, trivial details such as Scotland versus England, the death of the hero Dundee, a Highland charge and Soldier's Leap, the Battle of Killiecrankie receives much less attention than it deserves.
The outcome was decisive, the tactical approach of both sides markedly different, the armies dramatically different in size, culture and leadership...
|Kinsale scenario on a 4PlayX table|
Exactly a year ago I was sitting in a very quiet part of Mallorca planning the next book. It'll be quick I told myself. Six months maybe. Well, it is just about ready and it took a year. It would have been sooner but Lockdown affected the layout process. That's all done now. It is a 128 page scenario book for Beneath the Lily Banners and is called 'A taste of...
Gareth's long running project is nearing completion. He has been kind enough to share the photos as it has developed over the months.
I am sure you will recognize many of the units he has chosen as I did. His lovely, warm painting style combines excellently with attractive basing and Quindia Studios wonderful flags to produce truly breathtaking forces for the tabletop.
I understand Gareth and...
|Williamite infantry crossing the river|
|A version displayed at a Scottish show|
|Enniskillen companies forward!|
|Enniskillen infantry in action against Jacobite chevaliers!|