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Nos te salutant!


The bare essentials 1500 Friday afternoon - it's all ahead of us


It's all over for another year.. the feeding frenzy that is SALUTE.  Despite the doom laden warnings of imminent economic armageddon and our isolation from the rest of the humanity, the Great British Wargaming Public did what we do best..  Carried on, regardless!


Yes, well, it IS SALUTE and this certainly beats the Hitler Jugend.

The...

Taking the offensive.. well said Pete Brown

The offending piece

I am not even allowed to use the word snowflake in the house without a censorious eyebrow being raised by my daughter. I know I am not alone in my complete bemusement regarding what people will take offence about next. At work, what my team are now OK to say or not say in terms of illustrating business life lessons is like walking through a minefield (oops, probably not allowed...

Swedish Force from the new BLB3 GNW supplement


Onwards to Vlasivka 1709
Trailing the Building your Force section of the new GNW Supplement to Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd Edition, here is the Swedish Force which fights in the example game Vlasivka 1709. The battle is a dramatic walk through the rule amendments for the Swedish army and the game was an extremely close run affair. Shots from the action are included in this post.

The Swedes are...

A most remarkable army.. Kuruc 1703-1711

An Osprey style compilation of Kuruc forces on the march mixing phases of its existence

The by ways of the late 17th century and early 18th provide magnificently juicy brain food for wargamers. Although I had in passing, read about the Kuruc Rebellion in Hungary during the first decade of the 18th century I had gone no further than a quick skim of what it was all about.

During the compilation of...

Salute 2019 Pre-order discount



No, I can't believe it either. SALUTE 2019 is in about four weeks. Somewhere in my head I could hear a voice saying, you'd better start planning for SALUTE which is in a couple of months.

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Stuff gets in the way sometimes....


Danish troops take position to defend a town against the Swedes.

Where have I been? Good question. The last fifteen days see me two thirds through a three-weeker from Los Angeles via Chicago and New York to find myself in the more sedate and old world ambience of Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge (not MA,USA rather...shire, England) by Sunday. Almost all work and no play but I managed to squeeze a...

As it should be. Swedish GNW Cavalry


Charge! The Swedish Liv Dragoon Regiment thunders down upon its quaking enemies

It's a legitimate question. Why has it taken you so long to produce a unit of your own cavalry, based in your own 'chevron' style?
Time and conflicting priorities is the answer. I don't have enough of the former and an abundance of the latter.


Squadron 1 full charge in chevron


I did paint about eighteen riders but only...

Jumping the queue!

Cossack infantry advancing


Invigorated by the excellent progress being made on the GNW Supplement for BLB, I treated myself to some painting which was not actually on the very backlogged schedule.

In addition to the painting I did some more reading on Cossacks and found that over the years I had fallen into swallowing a few cliches about them. Perhaps it was too much exposure to the Battleground hex...

Probably the best army in the world?

Danish infantry brigade takes position 1693-1700

Forgive the paraphrasing of Carlsberg's strap-line of the last decades but....

Danish infantry attack the French


If you know any Danes you'll also know they are quite distinct from other Scandinavians. I always find the Danish approach engaging. Direct, curious, straight and no nonsense. They usually like to have some fun too. You know where you are in...

A little more?...

Didn't make it into the book but, a nice shot anyway - Saxons defend part of a village.


The book project is now in full swing and I am getting updated layout drafts sent to me every few days which give a very encouraging progress check simply because the suggested additions and changes are visible when it comes back!


From a Kliszow re fight about five years ago. Will the remnant of the Livgardet...