|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.
Model to ship ratio: 1: 2
Number of models used: 50
Total Swedish fleet points:...
|The fleets approach looking from the northwest|
..every day and every night... In the words of Glasgow's own Frankie Miller Be good to yourself
I promised myself a northern waters game last Christmas, it was going to be Öland but that never took place because the lurgy got me and it nearly did it again this year, however... this hobby of ours is a powerful stimulus. So, sick a bed, I planned this...
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,...
For a limited time up until the release of Mad for War to Pre-order customers we are offering some New Year Cheer at Sea!
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...
|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...
|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...
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
|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.
|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...
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...
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