The League of Augsburg

New Ottoman special packs



Here are some pictures of future releases for our Ottoman Turkish range.


The first piece is a lovely vignette of a Janissary Cauldron party. For those unfamiliar with this tradition the 'cooking pot' was more precious to Janissary units than any flag. Many of their senior officers had titles relating to posts from the kitchen such as the Soup Maker, the Scullion, the Chef and the Baker. The hearth...

Here they are! Ottoman Cavalry preview



This was a big job and involved the sculpting of brand new horses in addition to creating all of the various combinations of weapons used by Ottoman cavalry in the 17th and 18th centuries. Clib has done outstanding work on these and set an amazing benchmark for any future cavalry we release.




We have a Command set - two officers and a standard bearer. One officer has a helmet with turban wrapped...

I painted them thar Ottermans

Code OT07 Tufeckci firing

I know, several months late. C minus on report card and detention for me. Nevertheless, painting these thirty models in five days was not as onerous a chore as it may at first sound.

They were really fun to do. The sculpting is wonderful and the poses interesting and natural.

Code OT12 Bosniaks/Irregulars loading


I used the following speedy method:

1. Hand brushed white...

A wee taster.. With Talon and Claw.. news

Neil Roberts outstanding cover with some of Clarence's internal illos

The new Great Northern War supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd edition is called

With Talon and Claw

The reason? Eagles and lions with their talons and claws appear in almost all of the arms of the combatant nations of the Great Northern and Eastern Wars - Swedes, Danes, Saxons, Prussians, Poles, Imperialists and...

Battle of the Skull Mound 1677: The Scenario


1677.....

The Ottoman Empire, allied with Crimean Tatars is pushing north on the west bank of the great Dnieper river into the Ukranian territories. The first line of defence is offered by Cossacks on both sides of the river.

A strong Turkish force composed mainly of infantry has been given the objective of capturing a small Cossack settlement near an ancient Patzinak burial site known locally as...

Breaking the surface.. news on the GNW supplement


Mass charge by Polish cavalry 1683


My snorkel has just broken the surface as I come up for air before submerging again into SALUTE 19 on Friday and Saturday.


Brunswick-Celle infantry 1690s


I have not been blogging with regularity over the last three weeks simply because I have snatched every waking hour to finish off the last photos for the new GNW supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners.

The shot...

Swedish Force from the new BLB3 GNW supplement


Onwards to Vlasivka 1709
Trailing the Building your Force section of the new GNW Supplement to Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd Edition, here is the Swedish Force which fights in the example game Vlasivka 1709. The battle is a dramatic walk through the rule amendments for the Swedish army and the game was an extremely close run affair. Shots from the action are included in this post.

The Swedes are...

A most remarkable army.. Kuruc 1703-1711

An Osprey style compilation of Kuruc forces on the march mixing phases of its existence

The by ways of the late 17th century and early 18th provide magnificently juicy brain food for wargamers. Although I had in passing, read about the Kuruc Rebellion in Hungary during the first decade of the 18th century I had gone no further than a quick skim of what it was all about.

During the compilation of...

William III's Italian Allies during the LoA War Book offer






Another generous offer from the Helion Company for members of the League of Augsburg Blog...

William III's Italian Ally: Piedmont and the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697 by CIRO PAOLETTI, illustrations by Bruno Mugnai




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The Army of the United Provinces 1660-1687 Book Offer



For members of the League of Augsburg blog here in another attractive offer from Helion:


WARS AND SOLDIERS IN THE EARLY REIGN OF LOUIS XIV. VOLUME 1 - THE ARMY OF THE UNITED PROVINCES OF THE NETHERLANDS, 1660-1687 by Bruno Mugnai

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As it should be. Swedish GNW Cavalry


Charge! The Swedish Liv Dragoon Regiment thunders down upon its quaking enemies

It's a legitimate question. Why has it taken you so long to produce a unit of your own cavalry, based in your own 'chevron' style?
Time and conflicting priorities is the answer. I don't have enough of the former and an abundance of the latter.


Squadron 1 full charge in chevron


I did paint about eighteen riders but only...

Jumping the queue!

Cossack infantry advancing


Invigorated by the excellent progress being made on the GNW Supplement for BLB, I treated myself to some painting which was not actually on the very backlogged schedule.

In addition to the painting I did some more reading on Cossacks and found that over the years I had fallen into swallowing a few cliches about them. Perhaps it was too much exposure to the Battleground hex...