The League of Augsburg

The Lifeguard of King James II, Part Two

Clarence Harrison - Here's the second squadron! I actually managed to finish them last week, but I had to go out of town for work and didn't get the chance to take photos.


This is one of my favorite regiments in the collection so far and forms the nucleus of my Jacobite horse. My original goal was two squadrons of Lifeguard, three squadrons of Tyrconnel's, two squadrons of Parker's, and one...

Taking liberties with the Russians

Garrison of?

Is nothing sacred? Hilton bastardizes yet more conventions to get result.....

Two years ago I got Clibinarium to create ten test sculpts for the GNW which have developed into a large and rapidly growing range. One of the first sculpts was a marching Russian musketeer.

Although that figure has very recently developed into a full five variant code which may, by the time this post is...

Inspired by Gunter and PC games


Test base of Saxon cuirassiers - I used WLOA53 with tricornes


I have grown fond of the Saxons but have not yet seriously started painting any. Gunter Heim's mammoth Saxon Army of the GNW used almost exclusively Warfare Miniatures and I have had the pleasure of seeing them in action three times.


Part of Gunter's Kurassier horde


Reading about the Saxons and playing the Pike & Shot Campaign game as the...

The Lifeguard of King James II, 1st Troop

Clarence Harrison - The Warfare Miniatures USA store opened today, I've finally had a bit of time with all my preparations for this to get in a little time on brushwork for my own collection with the first troop of King James II's Lifeguard.


The Lifeguard troops were as large as squadrons (not sure why they didn't just call them squadrons). As usual with the Jacobites, we only have sketchy info on...

Warfare Miniatures USA


Clarence Harrison - Ok, I've been really quiet around here for a while. I've not been idle, but I haven't really had time to post. I spent the last few months setting up the new online store for Warfare Miniatures USA. There's been lots of dealing with bureaucrats and banks, fiddling with HTML, doing math (ugh), and sorting piles of toy soldiers. Quindia Studios and Warfare Miniatures USA are...

Tactica 2017 - Back to the future?

Our bare-naked table


And.. with the troops - The Swedish view

And the Russian


Well, Toggy and I made it back to Wilhelmsburg this year via Bremen although we lost Mrs H missing in action with melted credit card in hand and crushed under an avalanche of shopping bags.


The Poles finally made their debut and saw considerable action


We know Hamburg's public transport system almost as well as our fellow...

Things to do with carts.. creativity with mundane items

Cart convoy - moving the army the hard way

I like all that nonsense you can create for the table which is not about men with weapons killing each other. I have made it a bit of an LoA trademark  over the years with battery positions, wagons, civilian vignettes and the like.

Muddy waters under the cart - made using yacht varnish

The arrival of the extensive Swedish artillerymen many of whom are open...

Warfare R06 Russian Musketeer ready in kartuz



Having scoured the sources for different uniform colour combinations I plumped for this off white and cherry red as an interpretation of Regiment Troitski as listed on the Tacitus website, It was merely an attempt to get away from the green-red combo typifying Russian GNW illos.




The models are very easy to paint and the unfamiliar montero style of the hat was a nice diversion from the tricorne.




The...

Normal Service (as such).. resumed

too much of this leads to....



This.. clearly what colleagues with iPhones are for!

Apologies for my invisibility over the past few days. Work and travel combined to make for very long and jet lagged days which kept me away from the laptop other than to deal with non emergencies.

Needless to say, in that time we've been hacked on the LoA site with I think concomitant arse-ache for anyone trying to log...

William of Orange - Warfare Miniatures by Mark Allen

Mark Allen was one of the main influences on my obsession with the period which has given its name to this Blog. I drooled over Mark's inspirational figures and games photographed so carefully by Duncan Macfarlane as far back as 1991 when they were a staple of Wargames Illustrated. His series on the armies of the period is still a go to resource for me and I am certain, many others.

It therefore...

Countdown to Tactica 2017.. Buildings

1st Corps Russian Church - nice model and enjoyable to paint

When we decided that our Tactica offering was to be GNW based Toggy ordered a wadge of buildings and accessories without telling me exactly what would hit the mat!


A concession to frippery during the industrial production of the village

A large box arrived and I unpacked it to reveal a church, some farm accessories and three wooden houses...

GNW Swedish units.. the long road since 1996

Foundry+ conversions + Dixons and Redoubt components - The Dal 1996.. sadly gone

I have a nice archive of my GNW efforts form the time when there was pretty much nothing available, through various iterations to now when I am pretty much writing my own ticket with GNW releases.. a kind of fantasy come true.

Plenty of conversion work Ducker's Dragoons 1997 - the cape is milliput - still have these

I...