The League of Augsburg

Too much? Aughrim all in one place


I make no apologies for the time, effort and focus I have directed on the Battle of Aughrim, July 12th 1691. Wargaming resources about the battle have increased steadily over the years as I have worked my way through. 









There are eight uniform and regimental history pdfs for the entire Williamite Army available. These give detailed information of the complete order of battle for Ginckel's troops. 



A...

Kill Herbert! A Donnybrook 1691 production


I had fun making this. It is a Donnybrook scenario built around the mysterious death of Colonel Charles Herbert at the Battle of Aughrim on July 12th 1691.  You can see the video here:





Herbert might be described in modern parlance as 'dangerous to know'. His death may have been at the hands of his own side. A chaotic rout provided the perfect cover for Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.



This game called K...

The Bloody Hollow - full game walkthrough video

 I just uploaded the full  Bloody Hollow scenario on video here



Hopefully it will hit the spot

Bloody Aughrim pdfs - Released



These turned into rather epic pieces and are the longest and most detailed scenario guides I have yet produced in the 4Play range. 




There was so much to cover that it took two full 36 page pdfs for the main action and I am working on the third dealing with some minor elements of the battle now.







There is a lot of detail in these and I have included battlefield pictues detailing the terrain upon which...

Release of WSS 4Play 040 Heat of the day!

 


Release of first Mad for War - War of Spanish Succession 4Play pack - 040 Heat of the day!

This deals with three actions in the Tropics which are all historical battles - Benbow's battle against du Casse off Colombia in 1702, Leake's action at Gibraltar against de Pointis in 1705 and Wager's attack on the Spanish Treasure fleet off Cartagena in 1708.





Happy New Year Freebie



I worked on a lot of scenario stuff during the holiday break being confined to bed with the lurgy. One such was the latest free 4Play scenario set focused on Mad for War. 


It is imaginatively titled - Mad for Wargaming! It features three unusual scenarios


The first has a lone VOC ship facing a flotilla of Chinese pirate junks and fireships of various sizes in the spice islands of Indonesia. If you...

Red Bog - 12th July 1691




I've been threatening to do an Aughrim video for the YouTube Channel for a while and finally got round to completing it. The Red Bog scenario is a regimental sized BLB game with 1:10 model to man ratio and is played in the 4PlayX format - 4 x 4 table, 8 turns .




It turned out rather well and got me fired up to continue with the Irish output for BLB, 4Play and background reading and reference...

Down in the laboratory.......




I have been working on a Fleet level version of Mad for War which slots in very well with the current rules. It is a while since I managed to make any videos so I crammed this one in before the turn of the year.


It is a walk through the mechanics as worked out using 2D ship counters before I go for the 3d model versions. I chose a section of the fleets from the famous Four Days Battle of 1666. 






Happ...

The War in Ireland - A trip through the archives Part 2

Warfare Miniatures - infantry in Ireland mostly from codes V01-V06

Having hungrily sucked up as much of what little collateral I could find in the early days of being interested in the period, I began to assemble my own bits and pieces and make that available. Of course, this is a continuous work in progress as new information occasionally appears or I decide to revisit certain aspects and...

Stretching a euphemism to breaking point

Neither glorious nor a revolution - 1688 Invasion of England


Down to two men for our weekly game I turned to a small scenario I really enjoyed writing and playing solo. It comes from a pair of 4Play packs which I created model the Dutch invasion of England in 1688. I hesitate to use the euphemism which has now become a common descriptor for this foreign takeover. The pool of words deployed around...

Ark Royal 1/1200 Ancient ships range

 

Dekeres, Hexeres, Quinqureme

Here is the scope and detail of the range as we come close to launch. All packs contain metal bases for each ship.Sails and masts can be bought separately as many who game with galleys do not use sails on the their models and making them an accessory seemed the best way to offer the range. I will go to a pre order stage first with delivery scheduled for January 2022....

Sicilian milk run 259 BC

 

The game set up - 1/1200 scale, 2 x 4 table Mad for War rules

This encounter, set around 255 BC sees a Carthaginian relief fleet attempting to land supplies to support a hard-pressed army on the western tip of Sicily near Trapani. The Romans are blockading the island and the escort must penetrate the screen of Roman ships and navigate through narrow island channels to reach a bay in which other...