The League of Augsburg

Donnybrook and the Ottomans - Part 1: Who are these guys?

A scene from the massive panorama at the Army Museum in Istanbul. Photo copyright Barry Hilton

The history of the Ottoman Empire from birth in the 13th century till death in the 20th century is an epic chapter in the story of the human race. Since Warfare Miniatures decided to create a range of Ottomans I have read much more deeply than ever before about their culture, inventions, wars, politics...

New Ottoman Command packs




We will be releasing these probably before Christmas. They are quite outstanding sculpts.




Both are designed for generic use with Janissary or non Janissary infantry. Several can be painted as senior officers. The dress styles cover a wide span of time and will look in keeping with Tufeckci, Sekban and Irregulars.



Some will fit well with Janissaries.



This is a sneak preview. They are currently being...

Focusing on Sedgemoor Part 1

Royal cavalry approach a hostile Somerset hamlet - the villagers are assembling on the Green


The Battle of Sedgemoor, July 6 1685 stimulates a variety of responses when discussed amongst wargamers. I almost added - and the wider population  but realized how unlikely such an occurrence might be! Who actually knows much about it? (or cares!)


Those infamous 'Lambs' Kirke's Tangier veterans used for...

Six new Ottoman codes - Non Janissary infantry

We are delighted to announce that the next six codes of Ottoman Turks are now available in the online shop: Hooray!


OT007


OT007 Tufeckci musketeers firing

OT008

OT008 Tufeckci musketeers loading


OT009


OT009 Sekban musketeers firing


OT010


OT010 Sekban musketeers loading


OTO11


OT011 Bosniak/Irregular musketeers firing


OTO12

OT012 Bosniak/Irregular musketeers loading

Do we call it Christmas now? Warfare Dec 2 - Jan 10 offer




Are we allowed to call it Christmas anymore or is that banned? Yule? End of the Year Holiday? Non religious away-from the workplace downtime interval?



Anyway, to make it simple, Warfare Miniatures is offering every order made between December 2 2018 and January 10 2019 over the value of £40 post free anywhere in the world


 Also, I will include a random pack of 5 infantry models FREE in every order-...

Janissary Ortas 1530 - 1720

Janissary dress and equipment changed little from the mid 16th to the mid 18th century. The units featured here could easily be from The First Battle of Mohacs in 1526, part of the all conquering armies of the 1500s or, from the forces who fought at the Relief of Vienna 1683,  Second Battle of Mohacs 1687, Battle of Zenta 1697 and Pruth River Campaign 1710-1711 . 




Most of the work was done as a...

WSS/GNW Prussian, Danish & Norwegian flags




Clarence has been very busy completing a commission for a customer which we are now in a position to put on general release.




The compliment our existing Prussian and Danish flags for the WSS/GNW period. The Prussian designs are from 1710 onward. Some flags are conjectural but most have drawn on existing sources for detail.




We now have five sheets of Prussian infantry flags, two of cuirassiers and...

Ottoman Commanders



I have always enjoyed building Command vignettes. These three are the very first Ottoman types and utilize models from packs OT01, OT05 and OT06. The rank of the officers is non specific although two have standards whilst the central base features two full dress Janissaries - a senior officer and his bodyguard.



I don't often use purple in my wargaming units but fancied doing a small personal banner...

Ottoman Banners - Table top bling bling!

Part of one of my own painted units

Well, this is somewhat of a bling post but I just enjoyed myself so much doing these flags that I thought I would share. I decided that any Ottoman unit I got the chance to  paint and/or base was going to get one of my old style linen flags.


The Terry's Chocolate Orange Orta - The men listen intently to their Bolouk!

Once I started it was hard to stop! Sometimes...

Oh, I should tell you about Crisis..

Saxon skirmishers engage the Janissaries

The key drama temporarily overshadowed a very successful and enjoyable CRISIS 2018. The show was great on several fronts. Trade was the best for about three years, the Ottomans were very well received and sold to expectation, there were some nice games, I bought something big and we were busy chatting to friends and visitors all day.

Danes advance to capture...

What a F*****g day!

We had such a great show.. what could go wrong?

I do not usually resort to expletives in my blog contributions but today is an exception. Having completed a very successful and enjoyable CRISIS 2018 in Antwerp, Toggy and I had planned an early start on Sunday - breakfast at 0830, on the road for 0900 - Ramillies by 1015, Neerwinden by 1400.
Having checked out at 0900 I reached the car and fumbled in...

Release of Janissary Battalion packs

We are delighted to announce the release of three Janissary Battalion packs each containing 20 models;


OTB01 Janissary Orta in full dress advancing




OTB02 Janissary Orta in full dress standing





OTB03 Janissary Orta in campaign dress - firing line


Two stands (12 models) from OTB03


The fine examples above were painted by Rob Goodyear with flags by BH.

Each Orta (Battalion) retails at £31.00 ex shipping and...