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Practice Race German Grand Prix 1694

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Toggy and I ran the race today: 10 Turns, 4 competitors and all to play for!The objective is to breach the French defences and capture their Marshal in the camp at the far end of the table.The game is played long ways on an 8 x 6. The player forces wer…

The Great German Grand Prix 1694 – LoA TACTICA 2018

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

During the Nine Years War 1688-1697 many German speaking states fought as part of the Grand Alliance against Louis XIV’s mighty France. Although German troops fought in Flanders they also served in the Rhine lands and elsewhere.Rough shot of how the GR…

Warfare Miniatures: Prussians and Danes 1700-1721

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Danish Marching Command packClibinarium has been busy producing what I would describe as the ‘bridge’ figures between our Great Northern War and War of the Spanish Succession collections.Prussian Command pack rear viewPrussian Command MarchingPrimarily…

Kurpfalz Feldherren Wargame Club, Germany

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

We meet up with the guys from Kurpfalz Feldherren at Tactica, Hamburg,  Crisis, Antwerp and even at Partizan. They do wonderful games at least two of which have been featured on the blog before. Lovely bunch of people, totally into their hobby and…

ECW /TYW Cavalry released

Posted on January 21st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I am very pleased to announce that the three codes of ECW/TYW troopers are available in the shop.Price is our usual for cavalry £8.50 per set of three horses and riders.And, Here they are in all their glory!

Poltava part 2 – the terrain

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Jon and Diane used artificial grass for the terrain and the manual paint job was very effective. The playing surface is very robust and would take a fair bit of punishment if unfortunate enough to experience it.The table was twenty feet by six and the …

GNW Swedish cavalry – gallop back to the field

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

CHARGING CODE 1A wee update for those interested in the disappearing and now reappearing Swedish GNW cavalry. These have taken about 9 months longer to appear than we originally anticipated but in my opinion they are worth the wait.CHARGING CODE 2In ad…

New product news from Warfare Miniatures

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Set 1 – Lobster helmet, armour and swordsECW/TYW CavalryThese three codes will be released sometime in January 2018. It has taken them a long time to reach the market having been sculpted bout five or six years ago.Set 2 lobster helmet, armour and pist…

Christmas Game – Harrison’s Meadow VA June 1861

Posted on December 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Longstreets’s Brigade march to Harrison’s MeadowI do have other interests apart from 1660-1721 and so for the Christmas game this year I thought I’d surprise Toggy with an ACW encounter from the very beginning of the war.Ewell’s Brigade approach from t…

Guest post -Swedish artillery

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Some wonderful work by William Nguyen Tan Ho from France on Swedish artillery from the Great Northern War.William has done a super job on these chaps and the basing just sets it off nicely. I was very happy to receive the pictures and share them on the…

A fascinating detour part 1 – New Characters for the campaign

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Dutch Parliament building – Den HaagAs we are now regulars on the Newcastle-Ijmuiden run we like to visit new places on the way to/from Antwerp and Hamburg, the homes of Crisis and Tactica respectively.Willem I Prince of Orange outside the Royal Palace…

A fascinating detour part 1 – New Characters for the campaign

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Dutch Parliament building – Den HaagAs we are now regulars on the Newcastle-Ijmuiden run we like to visit new places on the way to/from Antwerp and Hamburg, the homes of Crisis and Tactica respectively.Willem I Prince of Orange outside the Royal Palace…

A novel new offer – Mounted Officer and Cornet packs

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Cornet from WLOA40 with a new right arm! (As Adam Murray)

Over the years I have done many special deals for customers which have involved splitting packs to get various figures out. I have accumulated dozens of perfectly good cavalry models which cannot be sold in packs of three because one or more figures are missing.

Officer from WLOA36 as a brigadier of Horse

I have featured many of my officer/personality conversions on the blog over the years and these always seem to go down well. As I was packing stock for Crisis I came across boxes of excellent cavalry officers and cornets all jumbled up.

Officer from WLOA40 as a Brigadier of Horse

An idea! I can put together random mixed packs of mounted officers and cornets. The selection comes from packs WLOA 19, 21, 33, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56 and 57.

Unreleased officer now available in these packs

 There are a total of  seventeen officers and thirteen cornets. I am going to offer these in four randomly mixed codes:

representative selection

WLOA 65:  Mounted Officers on standing horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses

representative selertion

WLOA 66:  Mounted Officers on galloping horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses
WLOA 67:  Mounted Standard bearers on standing horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses
WLOA 68:  Mounted Standard bearers on galloping horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses

Scabbards and arms/weapons will be included.

The good news is that although these figures are all perfectly good castings in every way they will retail at £7.50 per pack of 3 cavalry and not the usual £8.50 making each model only £2.50.

Officer from WLOA48 with floppy hat as Lord Montcashel

The variety is so wide that with the arm variants available and the horse variants there are literally scores of options available. Some of my own efforts can be seen accompanying the post.

Officer from WLOA50 as cavalry general

Cornet from WLOA57 as Swede 

Cornet from WLOA42 as Swedish Cornet circa 1685

Cornet from WLOA50 as Swede

For both Brigadiers of Foot ad Horse this offers  tremendous choice to bolster your officer corps.

A novel new offer – Mounted Officer and Cornet packs

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Cornet from WLOA40 with a new right arm! (As Adam Murray)

Over the years I have done many special deals for customers which have involved splitting packs to get various figures out. I have accumulated dozens of perfectly good cavalry models which cannot be sold in packs of three because one or more figures are missing.

Officer from WLOA36 as a brigadier of Horse

I have featured many of my officer/personality conversions on the blog over the years and these always seem to go down well. As I was packing stock for Crisis I came across boxes of excellent cavalry officers and cornets all jumbled up.

Officer from WLOA40 as a Brigadier of Horse

An idea! I can put together random mixed packs of mounted officers and cornets. The selection comes from packs WLOA 19, 21, 33, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56 and 57.

Unreleased officer now available in these packs

 There are a total of  seventeen officers and thirteen cornets. I am going to offer these in four randomly mixed codes:

representative selection

WLOA 65:  Mounted Officers on standing horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses

representative selertion

WLOA 66:  Mounted Officers on galloping horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses
WLOA 67:  Mounted Standard bearers on standing horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses
WLOA 68:  Mounted Standard bearers on galloping horses : random mix or 3 men and 3 horses

Scabbards and arms/weapons will be included.

The good news is that although these figures are all perfectly good castings in every way they will retail at £7.50 per pack of 3 cavalry and not the usual £8.50 making each model only £2.50.

Officer from WLOA48 with floppy hat as Lord Montcashel

The variety is so wide that with the arm variants available and the horse variants there are literally scores of options available. Some of my own efforts can be seen accompanying the post.

Officer from WLOA50 as cavalry general

Cornet from WLOA57 as Swede 

Cornet from WLOA42 as Swedish Cornet circa 1685

Cornet from WLOA50 as Swede

For both Brigadiers of Foot ad Horse this offers  tremendous choice to bolster your officer corps.

Feature- Russian Commanders

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Shermetev, Menshikov, RepninFrom existing paintings it is difficult to definitively decide exactly how a particular historical figure looked. Statuesque and heroic or pox faced and pot bellied? Hardly the latter considering the sitter usually commissio…

Feature- Russian Commanders

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Shermetev, Menshikov, RepninFrom existing paintings it is difficult to definitively decide exactly how a particular historical figure looked. Statuesque and heroic or pox faced and pot bellied? Hardly the latter considering the sitter usually commissio…

Warfare Christmas Cracker 2017

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Oh, Oh! (or is that Ho Ho?) It’s that dodgy bloke from the mall again..

So what do we have in store (literally) for Christmas.

Well there is the   £100.00 GNW Brigade

It contains: 4 x 20 model battalions + 1 mounted Commander + 1 light gun with crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets SA1, SA2 and SA3
One of these Swedish Commander figures will be included

Swedish 100 pounder: 2 x Marching & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and karpus) + one of our new Swedish general models plus a light gun with three crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets RA1, RA2 and RA3
one of these Russian Commander figures will be included

Russian 100 pounder: 2 x Firing & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and kartuz) + One of our new Russian general models plus a light gun with three crew.

The retail value of this offer is £153.50 making the total saving ex postage 35% which takes some beating!

Postage in the UK for the brigade deal is £7.50 and for overseas it is £12 – just click on the Christmas £100 Brigade deal option UK or Overseas to apply the correct postage.

We are now also offering Cavalry regimental deals on dragoons. For the Standard price of £45 (ex postage) you can get get your hands on 18 mounted dragoons in hats or 18 mounted dragoons in French caps. Each set includes 12 dragoon troopers and 6 Command models. This is a permanent deal which extends beyond the Christmas offer. These are not in the shop yet so if you want one email us at wordtwister@hotmail.co.uk and let us know the packs you want (6 packs for £45 ex postage) – we’ll paypal you the price.

Gardes Francaises

Finally, as part of the Christmas offer a battalion of Maison du Roi Infantry (Gardes Francaises or Gardes Suisses is available for £25.00 ex postage.

The Christmas offer will run till January 31 2018.

Warfare Christmas Cracker 2017

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Oh, Oh! (or is that Ho Ho?) It’s that dodgy bloke from the mall again..

So what do we have in store (literally) for Christmas.

Well there is the   £100.00 GNW Brigade

It contains: 4 x 20 model battalions + 1 mounted Commander + 1 light gun with crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets SA1, SA2 and SA3
One of these Swedish Commander figures will be included

Swedish 100 pounder: 2 x Marching & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and karpus) + one of our new Swedish general models plus a light gun with three crew.

Each battalion contains 10 musketeers + 5 pikemen + 5 Command models

Gun crews will be a random choice from the 3 different sets RA1, RA2 and RA3
one of these Russian Commander figures will be included

Russian 100 pounder: 2 x Firing & 2 x Standing battalions (one each tricorne and kartuz) + One of our new Russian general models plus a light gun with three crew.

The retail value of this offer is £153.50 making the total saving ex postage 35% which takes some beating!

Postage in the UK for the brigade deal is £7.50 and for overseas it is £12 – just click on the Christmas £100 Brigade deal option UK or Overseas to apply the correct postage.

We are now also offering Cavalry regimental deals on dragoons. For the Standard price of £45 (ex postage) you can get get your hands on 18 mounted dragoons in hats or 18 mounted dragoons in French caps. Each set includes 12 dragoon troopers and 6 Command models. This is a permanent deal which extends beyond the Christmas offer. These are not in the shop yet so if you want one email us at wordtwister@hotmail.co.uk and let us know the packs you want (6 packs for £45 ex postage) – we’ll paypal you the price.

Gardes Francaises

Finally, as part of the Christmas offer a battalion of Maison du Roi Infantry (Gardes Francaises or Gardes Suisses is available for £25.00 ex postage.

The Christmas offer will run till January 31 2018.

Lots of Dragoons

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Painted as Hanoverian Dragoons – WLOA58 and WLOA60I have been slow off the mark painting and basing my dragoons but the new codes have sold very well so far despite having no oxygen of publicity.Painted as Enniskillen Dragoons 1689-1692 WLOA58 & WL…

Lots of Dragoons

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Painted as Hanoverian Dragoons – WLOA58 and WLOA60I have been slow off the mark painting and basing my dragoons but the new codes have sold very well so far despite having no oxygen of publicity.Painted as Enniskillen Dragoons 1689-1692 WLOA58 & WL…

Poltava part 2 – the wargame

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A late ‘battle shot’ with the Swedes through the redoubt lineJon is very experienced at running large games as he owned and managed a wargaming centre on Crete for several years.The Swedes columns lined up to storm the redoubt line before the battle co…

Poltava part 2 – the wargame

Posted on November 18th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A late ‘battle shot’ with the Swedes through the redoubt lineJon is very experienced at running large games as he owned and managed a wargaming centre on Crete for several years.The Swedes columns lined up to storm the redoubt line before the battle co…

League of Augsburg game Crisis 2017

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

We had decided well in advance that our Crisis game for 2017 would be modest in size but pretty. There was no need to try and take a massive game by car to Antwerp as we already knew that Jon Sutherland would be running his monster Poltava game adjacen…

League of Augsburg game Crisis 2017

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

We had decided well in advance that our Crisis game for 2017 would be modest in size but pretty. There was no need to try and take a massive game by car to Antwerp as we already knew that Jon Sutherland would be running his monster Poltava game adjacen…

Poltava Part 1 – taster of an epic

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

This game was a year in the making and is the result of the hard work of Jon and Diane Sutherland who created it as a commission for a private collector.I have been intimately involved with the development as all of the figures used are Warfare Miniatu…