The League of Augsburg

Campaign hard facts


For all you 'Stato' types out there (and in my experience that is most gamers), I have included the casualties from the main battles in the 1692 campaign season here. It will be followed by the Roll of Honour/Dishonour in a subsequent post.

As many of these units have gained experience and have featured in the 1693 campaign the information does have some gaming relevance.

Some of the players have I...

Russian GNW Dragoon flags now available








We are delighted to announce the immediate availability of five superb sets of Russian Dragoons standards for the Great Northern War.

Sheets are £6 each ex postage. I will have a limited quantity at SALUTE 2017 next weekend



Warfare Miniatures at SALUTE 2017 - 10% pre-order discount!




Toggy and I will be on duty at SALUTE 2017 with the full range of Warfare Miniatures products.

Find us on the Victrix stand. We will be carrying everything in the range including the new Marching Russian Musketeers and Pikemen from the GNW range.


six different Swedish battalions - Standing, Marching and Charging in tricorne and karpus

I hope to have some painted samples of these up on the site soon.

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Lots to blog about.. did we REALLY do that?

New Dutch West India Company forces attack English Creoles on Jamaica


Well, Clarence is on his flight west, Bob is back studying 18 wheelers and I am back at LoA HQ trying to make sense of the last seven days. We've manage to cram a lot into a week. Five wargames, 10 players, three theatres, an 860 miles road trip, eight battlefields and lots of walking.


Captured from whom? French Militia? We think...

A weekend with the League of Augsburg…..

With another Weekender looming on the horizon Mark Shearwood shares his view of some wargaming Rock n' roll...

Mark's first killing ground near Taunton.. lucky he was defending!

I have followed the reports of previous weekends with interest and I must admit a little envy, so when a thread appeared by Barry on Fighting Talk on the Monday following Salute 2016 putting out feelers for a autumn weekend...

Snowstorm? Brainstorm? Fraudstadt.. League of Augsburg style

Looking from the Swedish right towards the Russian positions


I honestly thought I had blogged our Fraustadt refight(s). Clearly I had not! A request to know more on another thread has prompted me to go to the archive and pull out some pix and scour my memory for what actually happened on the day (s) we ran this in Dumfries two or three years back.

The Swedish Army from its left wing looking long the...

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...

The Warp Factor

A knee jerk response? I do hope not!

This piece picks around in the delicate minefield of borderline xenophobia. It has fermented through a series of conversations and exchanges which have on occasion provoked me to address the keyboard in an earnest fashion. Ironically the most recent was a conversation about the great British victory of Waterloo (not this Blog's core period but the straw which...

Eclectic Holiday post #1 AFVs I have known

Well, it is the holiday season and I do have a lot of pictures in my archive so I thought I would share some of those as wargamers often like to see the real thing as well as toys. 

Sherman with long 75 - Utah Beach, Normandie - taken 2016

British Universal Carrier - Caen, Normandie - taken in 2008

M3 Half track - D Day Museum near Omaha Beach - taken 2016

Non penetrating hits on Panther glacis -...

Solving a basing conundrum - GNW Russians




The original and traditional idea which of course, works!


I was very much looking forward to this task but at the same time had some trepidation. I worked hard on the painting, I loved the sculpts and the poses yet putting them all together in a unit presented some challenges.


Marginal bayonet overhang - still a nightmare for my OCD


From a slightly different angle




The chaps thrusting their bayonets...

Battle for Britain Part 8.. In the North, it's complicated

Right Lads! Where are we stashing this blagged gear? The story from the North



After a short interlude of news and other stuff we are back in 1692 Britain and joining the confused commanders about to do battle for their chosen King and take control of Britain...

In the three weeks running up to the weekender I sent campaign summaries to the commanders. The idea was to get everyone in the groove and...

500 not out! LoA blog's 500th post

Luddite? You bet!

This blogging lark crept up on me. I am mostly definitely not the most social media savvy person on the planet and actively steer clear of Friend Face (IT Crowd reference!), 'The Twitter' (as articulated - BBC Radio 4's Today programme), Insta-grab, What's Occuring or whatever the non Welsh version is called... well, you get the point... I pretty much reject all these faddy...