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Warfare, Quindia and Wordtwister: Here is the news 2018

Posted on April 24th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Our most commercially successful SALUTE for four years2018 has been a busy year for us so far. The big job was getting ‘Bill Bunter’s Postal Order’ to finally arrive, aka The War of Three Kings ( Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd Edition). The book has been…

Texel ships Part II – returning to Aladdin’s Cave

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Texel Roads from Den Helder – Texel on the horizon – its a massive anchorageThe area south east of Texel known as the Texel Roads was a massive anchorage for military and merchant vessels throughout the Age of Sail. The kinds of things brought up from …

Tales from the Road: Futa Pass, Tuscany: German Cemetery

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

A nice antidote to the intensity of Salute!A much anticipated trip to Tuscany brought some unexpected but very enjoyable hobby related activity. Mrs H had booked us into a hotel near Mugello, north of Florence. It lies on a road between the now under-r…

Warfare Miniatures GNW picture gallery

Posted on April 7th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Occasionally it’s time for some unashamed picture overdrive without the commentary. Here are some nice shots from the Great Northern War range which hopefully will inspire some of you to the brush.Lifeguards pike men leave their billetPoint blank shot …

Building up the Panzer Division: Imperial Cuirassiers

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Why would you not want to build the army that consistently contributed to the defence of Christian Europe and to facing down Christian Europe’s most powerful Catholic monarch?The Austrians/Habsburgs/Holy Roman Empire/Imperialist Army is the Janus of co…

Warfare Miniatures at SALUTE 2018

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Hopefully you’ll find us – we’ll be standing like tiny Dennis Watermans under this monsterWe are looking forward to SALUTE 2018 where Warfare Miniautes will have its own stand TB21.You will we hope, be able to find Toggy and I as we have a BLOODY BIG B…

I’ve been waiting to tell you this for a long time…

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Military coats and informal equipmentBack where it all began. A passionate interest in the wars between 1685 and 1721. No idea that I would become the owner of a figure company. Inheriting someone else’s idea of how things should be done and trying to …

New pdf set : A Wargamer’s guide to the Williamite Army at Aughrim

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have been working on this pdf set for two years and it is finally ready for publishing. It follows the format used in our successful Boyne and Derry series of pdfs.Clarence has made some super contributions on artwork and we’ve updated certain inform…

Outgrowing their clothes? 2018 a year of downward trajectory for shows?

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

Table versus 120 Kilo Punter (not in shot of course!)? – disaster – at both corners visible!Successful wargaming shows are to be celebrated without reservation. When however that success lessens the exhibitor and customer experience it is time to ask a…

Eighth Wonder? Texel ship diorama Part 1

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

I was almost incontinent with excitement on seeing this level of detail.I am an unashamed Naval Nut and always have been. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, if its in the water and looks remotely interesting I’ll be all over it.Den Helder is home p…

A bad day to get man flu… BLB 3 hits the streets

Posted on March 8th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

this is a productive evening at the Warfare Office…. ah, a job well done – all in the out tray for this weekYup, I blame the Italians. I felt the tickle in a meeting in Milan on Tuesday morning and caught a look from my colleague – you ok?From chaos …

Republic to Empire at 10 GBP!

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

As I am just about to take delivery of a large quantity of The War of Three Kings I need to make some space in the store. I currently have quite a lot of Republic to Empire after commissioning a hugely optimistic print run a few years back. Althou…

The War of Three Kings – It’s alive!

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Yup, it now actually exists beyond a computer screen. These pictures came from the printer in Cambridge today. Storm Emma permitting, it will be in Scotland by the back end of next week and pre orders will go out from the 10th – 13th. We have had …

Amazing diorama work from Tactica

Posted on February 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

This French and Indian Wars diorama is truly stunning work. Scale is 15 or 20mm. The makers are a German team from somewhere in the north of the country.I saw another piece of their work through photos which is an enormous Napoleonic diorama with sever…

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…