The League of Augsburg

Sweden versus Holland 1658

Looking across Øresund

I have finished refighting the Battle of Øresund, 28th October 1658. It was the largest Mad for War game I have played to date so let's get the stats out of the way first:


Table size: 6 x 4 feet

Playing time: 18 turns (6 hours of battle time) played over three days in multiple sessions.

Scale :1/1200

Model to ship ratio: 1: 2 

Number of models used: 50

Total Swedish fleet points:...

Be good to yourself...

The fleets approach looking from the northwest

 


..every day and every night... In the words of Glasgow's own Frankie Miller Be good to yourself



I promised myself a northern waters game last Christmas, it was going to be Öland but that never took place because the lurgy got me and it nearly did it again this year, however... this hobby of ours is a powerful stimulus. So, sick a bed, I planned this...

Jungle jeopardy for the Bishop of Manila

One of the crossing points - hostile locals are present


This one has got to be one of the more unusual scenarios from an unusual campaign. Survivors from the scuttled treasury ship Santiago are attempting to reach civilization in the lower reaches of The Gambia. Crossing a monster infested bolon was not in the plan.




Harassed by native warbands lurking in the shadows just beyond the narrow trails,...

Mad for War Ark Royal Offer - Squadron Deals £49




For a limited time up until the release of  Mad for War to Pre-order customers we are offering some New Year Cheer at Sea!




To boost your fleets, we are delighted to offer our squadron deals at £49 instead of the normal £56. Buying the equivalent number of ship packs would normally cost £63. 

Royal Sovereign



A squadron is more than adequate to have an exciting game of Mad for Warand get the whole...

The day has arrived.. Mad for War pre ordering


First, let me thank you all for your patience. We have been promising this book for over eighteen months. Why it took so long does not matter anymore. It will be delivered to Warfare Miniatures HQ before the end of January 2023 for immediate distribution.




A shipment will go on to Warfare USA the day after it arrives on my doorstep. Orders for the USA, Canada and US Territories should be made from...

Release of Gambia #4 Hector!



Prince Rupert captures ships should be the byline here. Three Donnybrook/Donnybrook at Sea scenarios from down on the Gambia. The main man does incredibly well on the whole....


Hector 4Play pack Gambia #4














Does behaving counterintuitively count as roleplaying?

Fortune is grounded and under attack by Moroccan slavers

Colin has been coming to terms with his role as Prince Rupert in our currently running Gambia 1652 campaign. I believe Colin is coming to know and love the prince and has now taken to making decisions as if he were the man himself. Those of you who know Colin (possibly by his nickname of CKC - Colin Kills Colonels0 will recognize him as a...

English Bottoms - The Navigation Act

Set up. Ayscue sweeps in on the westerly.

The Navigation Act was a piece of legislation designed to annoy the Dutch and wrest back some control over the global movement of trade commodities from the commercially adroit GWC/VOC and trade bodies of the Dutch Republic. 


T2. The faster English ships break away from Rainbow.

It went a considerable distance in starting the 1st Anglo-Dutch War as the...

Christmas goodies from Helion

I always enjoyed the Churchill quotes describing General Neil Ritchie of the 8th Army as an 'embarrassment of Ritchies'. Helion is creating an embarrassment of riches with their relentless release of source material for the 17th century, much of it plumb in the centre of my interest crosshairs.Two recent releases New Worlds, Old Wars, The Anglo-American Indian Wars 1607-1678 by David Childs and Th...

First Gambia scenario packs released


The first two scenario packs from the Gambia Campaign 1652 are now available in the shop. More will be released before Christmas so keep and eye out if your imagination has been stimulated by this fascinating wargaming opportunity. See the pdfs here: https://www.leagueofaugsburg.com/shop/products-subcat-84.html





Jungle Warfare (see what I did there?)


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Two Arab slavers observe the advance of  'al ainjiliz' through the jungle

The first 'full scale' land battle of the campaign is about to be fought thirteen days of 40% of the way through. 200 English sailors accompanied by Berber PoWs now incorporated into Royalist ships' crews and some local Christian African villagers have moved inland to raid the Komban Royal enclosure. 



Prince Rupert had...

Gambia campaign pdfs in the works

 

screen grab from #5 All Ashore! which has 38 pages


Working on five so far and we are  just past the one third mark of the campaign. The actions have come thick and fast and have divided into clear groups - naval actions using Mad for War, small naval actions using Donnybrook at Sea and land actions using Donnybrook. Looming up is a small land battle for which we'll use Beneath the Lily Banners








Th...