The League of Augsburg

Warfare Miniatures July Offer - Swedish Battalions @ £25.00

Battalion SB01 

Swedish Battalion SB03



Well, to celebrate the summer, my birthday month and the continuing march of the GNW project, Warfare have a July 2017 special offer.


S1 x 2 in battalion SB1

S3 x 1 in battalion SB1

S5 x 1 in battalion SB1



Battalion codes:

SB01 Swedes in Tricorne Standing ready
SB02 Swedes in Karpus Standing ready
SB03 Swedes in Tricorne Marching
SB04 Swedes in Karpus Marching

Will all...

Warfare Miniatures French troops of Louis XIV

Gardes Francaises

It is true, we have somewhat neglected both the European theatre and the French army on the blog. There are a variety of reasons for that but these are mostly a positive focus on other theatres rather than an anti Flanders bias.

Gardes Suisses

With limited wargaming time I have chosen to point my interest elsewhere. Putting together a decent French Army also takes some time and...

Battle for Britain 1693.. campaigning opening shots

The 1693 campaign season opened with three contrasting scenarios reflecting the differing challenges facing each of the commanders depending on where they found themselves at the close of 1692.


Kilbryde 1693 - site of the conventicle (assembling around the house)

In Scotland Viscount Dundee found himself nominally in control of the country but with far too few troops to effectively ensure the King's...

Warfare ECW/TYW releases

Line of of three of the 10 Harquebusiers



This is a departure from our core period but an exciting one nonetheless. We have an initial release of nine sculpts of cavalry for the English Civil War / Thirty Years War period.


Montero and buff clothing


The dress of these 'Harquebusiers' is a mixture of armoured and unarmoured with lobster helmets, soft hats and montero caps. We have charging and resting...

WLOA61 & WLOA63 French Dragoons

WLOA61 & WLOA63 as a squadron


I have taken too long to paint these lovely French mounted dragoons. These models were a real pleasure to paint and the squadron looks pretty impressive. They are the start of the League of Augsburg game which will feature at Crisis 2017.

WLOA61


We are finally travelling to Flanders both physically and in gaming terms.

WLOA63


These codes are selling well and will be...

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

The Russian Grandees


They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 


The Swedish Heroes


We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army...

Warfare GNW Russian pikemen in kartuz



These chaps were a little bit behind in the production queue but as can be seen from these pictures were well worth the wait.



I am not whether it was the colour combination or the figures themselves but I really enjoyed painting this batch which are now available to purchase in the online store.



The poses are equally suited to being used for sergeants or perhaps even artillerists if a little variety...

Warfare GNW R14 Sexy Russian Command





This pack is figure porn. I love the poses, the definition and the ease with which they paint up.






The Sergeant is pointing with purpose. He looks like a Vet. I gave him a very plain uniform in the paint job but that just adds to his no nonsense air.







Russian Drummers' uniforms are relatively plain compared with even the Calvinist Swedes. This chap has the swallow's nest shoulder ends as frippery but...

GNW Swedish Brigadier vignettes




I was very keen to experiment with some test masters of the new Swedish cavalry command. I tried them on the new horses (of which there are 5 variants) and on two of the existing horses.





They were easy and fun to paint. The poses are dramatic and the look was very pleasing when finished.






I will let the photos do the talking with some commentary around each.






The dramatic officer has a separate arm.





Som...

Warfare GNW Russian releases for May 2017


Delighted to say that we have now officially released four new codes for the ever expanding GNW Russian range.

We have R12 - the long awaited musketeers marching which come with shouldered musket - bayonet fixed or bayonet sheathed.





R13 The pikemen to march alongside these fine musketeers





R14 An outstanding Command pack with very flavoursome characters






And finally  R16 Grenadiers in fur mitre standing






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Pike less in Falkirk .. LoA at Carronade 2017

The LoA GNW game at Falkirk 2017


I cannot say the our preparation for the Carronade show in Falkirk was faultless. I spent about 90 minutes the night before the show looking out all the various components from the game we had run at Tactica. Terrain - check, buildings - check, troops - check (sure about that?... yep), trees - text to Toggy - check, rules - check, handout - oops I forgot that, never...

Warfare Miniatures - new releases and sculpts

Yep, I admit it, things have been pretty hectic over the last six to seven weeks. It may appear that we have not been doing anything here at Warfare Miniatures but a more accurate description of affairs is that we have not had time to tell anyone about all the things we have been doing!

Since my Dr Livingstone-Mr Stanley moment with Clibinarium in Enniskillen about a month ago (well exactly a month...