The League of Augsburg

Ottomans on their way


Janissaries on campaign - two thirds of a unit minus Command



They arrived at 1600 and are on their way to all the pre order customers tomorrow!

Which one wasn't speed painted? 2 x 45 minutes, 1 x 90 minutes

Here is a taste of what is coming your way in the post. Codes OT001 - OT004 nearly sold out in the first batch so we are barely hanging on with those till we get reinforcements.

A base of...

Come on, more? Really? Warfare Minis Guest Gallery 5



I've managed to get to a fifth in the series of Warfare painted miniatures from the brushes of excellent painters whilst maintaining the quality!




Here we have some super, stylish Saxons from the very prolific brush of Roger Castle. Roger can be found evangelising about the GNW on several fora at the moment. His work output is high and he has done a wonderful job on his Warfare minis.




Friend and...

Council of War(fare) - Ottoman news




A unique event took place at Warfare Central this weekend. Clib, Toggy and I met to discuss the future direction of the Ottoman range and take stock of what will be available in 2018 and beyond.

The first six codes can now be ordered for shipping in w/c September 16, 2018




0T001 Janissaries in full dress advancing

0T002 Janissaries in full dress standing ready

0T003 Janissaries in campaign dress firing

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Armour and Siege Museum - Monteriggioni



The old adage about never a bus around when you want one and then a fleet arrive all at the same time...



Having paid my 1.5 euro for the Templar Experience, Monteriggioni, I decided before it got dark to confront my vertigo and 'git up on them thaar walls boy!

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I was ambling by the large garden hut disguised as a medieval battering ram when a little voice called
'Signore! bigletto per favore!'



2.5...

Gathering the Ottomans




A quick update shot of some Ottoman Janissaries in campaign dress - having photographed these for the website I'll be busting them off these little bases and getting them mounted up properly for CRISIS. Anyway, you'll get the idea.

We should have some solid news on the production volumes of these and the other codes from the first six sets very soon.

We hope also to be able to preview the Segban and...

Militia - all painted

various pikemen - Sedgemoor? Derry? Boston?


It took a while but I finally got the lot painted and Toggy did some too! This post is just to illustrate the potential of these beautiful models.

Armed wth scythes, polearms and short pikes - Raparees? Huguenots? Town mob?


I really enjoyed painting them - so easy.

The musketmen - each has 4 arm variants so multiply the horde by four and there is still no...

On the mat - some shots of the toys



I quickly threw together some old bits and pieces from the various collections to test out the mat. I am very pleased with the way it has come out. I think it is fine here in our little Lace Wars corner to have a little heavy metal on show (I do still have a fair bit of it!).

So, the shots...

Swedish cavalry foraging in the Ukraine

German Cavalry foraging.. in the Ukraine!


My favourite Tnk - Pz III

Sep...

Lazing on a Monday afternoon!


Close up of road mix going on (top left). The bare hessian backing can be seen on the remainder of the road areas.

Having slept on my idea (well not literally but I am sure the mat would have been soft and sort of comforting), Bank holiday Monday dawned with me getting my 'road building' materials together, to wit; a coarse hair brush, PVA glue, some fine sand and water.

Showing the roads painted...

Lazing on a Sunday afternoon!

12 x 6 custom built and scaled central section of Waterloo I made a few years back


After so many years of doing it, we are getting tired of lugging around car fulls of terrain boards. Storage and transport thereof is a pain. I have admired the teddy-bear massacres of the last few years and recall being impressed by the Waterloo terrain of the Loughton? Strike Force at Salute a few years back and...

The Guns of August 2018, Sunday

Whew! Third game went totally different from the previous two. Though the Jacobites did manage to get all of their plunder across the ford (in eleven turns.. don't tell Dannie), they were slaughtered to a man save several units of horse who retreated in good order from the field.


Mike 'Fat Bastard' MacNeill captained the Williamite assault while the dynamic duo father-son team of Rob and Justin...

Guns of August 2018, Saturday

Real quick as I am beat.. two great games Saturday..


Left to right, Dannie Fogleman, Joe Brecher, Richard Jaekel, and Dick Goettel.. ALL of the these guys played in one of Barry and my sessions of the Pennyburnat Historicon. Some of them came from quite a ways, just to play BLB. I was stressed because in my haste Saturday morning I left the house without my QRS... THREE of them brought their own...

GNW play test at Partizan

Playing length ways on an 8 x 6 table offers the Swedes space to get moving and depth to the defending Russians

Toggy and I cobbled together our Partizan game literally at the last minute for a variety of reasons. Needless to say, it looked fine and served and important purpose - that being; to showcase some of mechanisms written for inclusion in our War of Three KingsGNW/Eastern wars supplement...