The League of Augsburg

Various WiP shots

two bases from a three base Cossack infantry unit

I have too many projects going at the same time. Purely a function of bringing out new figures for Warfare Miniatures. Painting samples for the website means that lots of things get started but very often wait for a long time to get finished.


Command and three models to be added to this Russian unit in kartuz

Every base on this post is part of a unit...

New Danish grenadiers and painted firing line



These fine chaps have been available for almost a year but I never got round to putting them in the shop! My fault completely. I had it in my mind to paint them first but that deadline slipped away again and again.

Anyway, we have sold a few dozen packs on request over the time period but I apologize for keeping them from you for so long.

The Danes retained grenadier companies of significant size...

International GNW painting!



One great thing about the internet is is brings people who would never even know the existence of each other, together. Over the last couple of weeks I have received some wonderful examples of painting from enthusiasts and friends of the blog...




Firstly some GNW Russians from Italy. Dino Todaro whose work was so admired the last time we had it on the blog has sent these pictures of Great Northern...

Blood & Cutts! Part 2

The second part of my piece on Lord John Cutts of Gowran.

An appraisal of England’s fire eating general


English hero - for sure, Subject of Swiftian satire - definitely!

What he did best

His speciality was leading assaults into the breach. Many of his wounds were received in such situations. He seemed to gravitate towards peers and superiors with a similar disposition to his own. One such, Thomas...

Blood & Cutts! Part 1


This article appeared in issue #379 May 2019 or Wargames Illustrated. I am publishing it on the blog in three parts as it is fairly long.

An appraisal of England’s fire eating general 



   
John Cutts painted by Wissing around 1687, aged about 24
Who?
Like many notable men of his era, John Cutts is difficult to define in terms of good or bad, wrong or right. If considered only by his military deeds it...

Dismounted Cossacks now available to order







We are delighted to announce that two new codes of dismounted Cossacks are now available to order.
Price £8.50 per pack excluding postage.

They can be found in the online shop here:

https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/products-subcat-58.html

Suitable for a wide period between around 1600 and 1750 or even beyond.

The War Wagon

The finished War wagon in profile

The original wagon from which the war wagon is constructed. All that was used was the flat bed and wheels.

I had this idea in my head to build a centre piece for the Ottoman wagonburg. I wanted a something practical but distinctive and I gained a lot of valuable experience arsing around with the twelve defensive pieces built for the wagonburg circumference.


The...

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...

Battle of the Skull Mound - Part 3: Reflections



I promised a look back at the performance of both the Ottoman based infantry force and the Cossack Force which was used in the Skull Mound game.

Let's deal with the Ottomans first. We beefed up the quality of the this force in order to achieve a points match with the enemy. This resulted in two Guard quality units - something that rarely if ever happens in the Western theatre but these ratings are...

Guest post: Battle of Malatitze 1708 - Dannie Fogleman

Friend of the blog and GNW enthusiast Dannie Fogleman undertook some evangelical work on behalf of Beneath the Lily Banners at South Bend, Indiana recently. 

Here is the tale of his adventures with some BLB novices.....

The Battle of Malatitze 1708 - Ready to rol in South Bend, IN @SYWA


We did a BLB3 GNW game at the Seven Years War Association in South Bend, Indiana recently. It was based on the...

Ray's Request - Donnybrook Ottomans and Donnybrook force offer


Janissary Vets face European cavalry


An Ottoman Wagonburg bristling with menace - Come and get us!


Ray Roussell blames me for his Donnybrook addiction. I know the term lead pusher could have a totally different meaning in the context of selling minis as opposed to playing with them. I am however probably answerable to both descriptions.

Four ELITE Janissaries with flintlocks and an Officer character


A...