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Assassin’s Creed – no really!

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

The Fortress of Monteriggioni as seen from the south westIt is fair to say that Tuscany is full of history. It is also fair to say that I don’t get much time for life- consuming, first-person role play or platform games for the XBox, PS4 or 5 or 6 or w…

With this kind of view you are doing WHAT?

Posted on July 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Mrs H knows how to pick ’em – I get to look at this all day whilst thinking abut toy soldiersWell that’s me. Travel does broaden the mind but I have things to do you see. I’ve got this BLB3 supplement to finish for the Great Northern War and the sun do…

What you’ve been waiting for – Ottomans!

Posted on July 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

It is with both great pleasure and excitement that the LoA Blog previews our first six codes of Ottomans.Based around the Janissary corps circa 1680-1720 the packs represent:1. Janissary full dress Advancing2. Janissary full dress Standing3. Janissary …

Exploring the possibilities – New Military civilians

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The possibilities with these figures are enormous. With fifteen marching /advancing musketeers in three sets of five, each with four arm variants we offer 60 variants on the musketeers.With the open handed models depending on the weapons used – scythes…

Danes and Prussians -yes they are available

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

P02 Prussian Grenadiers MarchingFinally! We have six codes of Danes and Prussians available to order:D01 Danish Musketeers marchingD02 Danish Musketeers marchingD03 Danish Command marchingP01 Prussian Musketeers marchingP02 Prussian Musketeers mar…

Availability of new GNW Swedish Cavalry – You can order Now!

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

SC01 Swedish Cavalry troopers charging variant #1Demand has alas outstripped supply and with commitments made to pre-order customers, the entire first batch of all 8 codes was gone before I even managed to put them on the website!SC02 Swedish Cavalry t…

Megorsky: a review of the Russian Army in the GNW – An essential!

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

This book is an essential asset for anyone interested in the Great Northern War. I believe it will become the benchmark  hobby book for the Petrine Army and although it does not mention figure gaming specifically, it focuses on detail and content …

Kurpfalz Feldherren do the ’45 at Tactica

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

Some Summer pictures of a winter time game from Germany.Awa’ in the Heilands – Speed Bonnie Boat and all that stuff..Those very talented chaps – Jurgen, Sven, Stefan and Mirko aka the Kurpfalz Feldherren have done it again with this wonderful ’45 Rebel…

The big move

Posted on June 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Will that shut?Toggy and I set off on our trek at 1030, June 23.Mission: Move Warfare Miniatures production lock, stock and barrel 141 miles from Middlesbrough to Nottingham. First we needed to do the 192 miles from home to Middlesbrough.What? ALL of t…

Warfare Miniatures – price changes

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

Lots of companies try and lead into difficult news with the back story. I prefer to be to the point.I want to let customers know that Warfare Miniatures will be increasing the prices of certain codes from August 1st 2018.Having told you that, I can now…

Fancy a Danish anyone?

Posted on June 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We have five new codes of Danish infantry coming to you soon.Danish infantry marching – Regiment Prinds GeorgeD01 Musketeers marchingD02 Grenadiers marchingD03 Command marchingD04 Musketeers firingD05 Musketeers loading and primingIn addition we have f…

Helion & Warfare Miniatures book offer!

Posted on June 20th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

We are delighted to announce that Helion & Co would like to offer followers of this blog and customers of Warfare Miniatures UK and USA a super opportunity to purchase’The Russian Army in the  Great North War’ by Boris Megorskyat a s…

Gunter’s video of LoA Waterloo 2015 + Blog links

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

My own 2nd DragoonsATTENTION: LOADS OF GOOD LINKS ALL OVER THIS POST!As a ‘non-Facebooker’ I often miss bits and pieces of hobby stuff. This particular 2+ minutes of video footage was taken by Germanicus at our 2015 re-fight of Waterloo in Derby.Adrian…

In flight entertainment

Posted on June 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

ironic backdrop location to work on the GNWI have been a bit quiet over the last ten days in particular as work and travel has consumed all waking hours and kept me off the blog and forum pretty much 100%.Having managed to clock up 22,000 miles in the …

The Prussians are coming!

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

Code P1 Prussian musketeers advancingAlas, I have not yet had time to paint any of the new Prussian infantry which we will soon release:P01 Prussian musketeers marchingP02 Prussian Grenadiers marchingP03 Prussian Command marchingP04 Prussian musketeers…

Why wouldn’t they?

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

We sent the Huguenots to Jamaica during our Battle for Britain campaign set in 1693 (Colin Napier’s brigade)It seems to be accepted wisdom that Huguenot regiments in the service of England and Holland did not carry pikes during the period 1688 – 1697.B…

What you can do with the new Swedish cavalry

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

I’ll let the pictures do the talking in this post. I have now had a bit of a chance to play around with the new Swedish cavalry. Although I have not painted all 20 different models, nor put the various arms in the different positions, I did manage to g…

1,000,000 up Thank you!

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

We are still marching forward and relentlessLet’s start this Saturday with a BIG THANKS to all followers and visitors to our modest blog! We have today exceeded our millionth page view.At recent events where the League of Augsburg has had representatio…

We are doing something right it seems!

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

A ten year, iterative processWargames Illustrated dropped through my letterbox recently and in it there is a positive review of The War of Three Kings with some pretty pictures of Nick Eyre’s wonderful 1672 collection being used to illustrate the rules…

Synthesizing.. it’s what I do

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

We are attempting to collate disparate information sources into a central pool and challenge some dubious ‘facts’The process of compiling our uniform and unit history guides is one I enjoy very much. I liken it to cold-case detection work or forensic a…

Partizan -debrief

Posted on May 20th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

General view of the League of Augsburg table at PartizanWe had the full first team on the park for Partizan on a glorious May Sunday. After a great evening, visiting the Queen’s Sconce at Devon Park, walking the banks of the Trent Navigation channel, o…

Warfare Miniatures WSS/GNW Firing line Danes and Prussians

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Prussians loadingWe are delighted to be able to preview some outstanding masters of Danish and Prussia/Brandenburg musketeers in Firing line. These models can be used for both the War of the Spanish Succession (WSS) and the Great Northern War (GNW).Pru…

Interview with Barry – The War of Three Kings

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

This interview was recorded right after we had played a game set in 1672 using Nick Eyre’s wonderful collection. The game featured a numerically inferior Dutch Army taking on the mighty French during the infamous Rampjaar (Disaster Year).Dan allows me …

Warfare Miniatures – Partizan May 20, 2018

Posted on May 14th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Some of Steve Shann’s wonderful collection of Warfare Miniatures cavalryWe are very much looking forward to Partizan on Sunday and we have a full team on the park – Toggy, DOB and myself.We are demo-ing The War of Three Kings in the setting of Flanders…

Amazing stories of Derring Do from Tactica..

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

Having at the last minute decided not to run this game at Partizan in favour of a Flanders Bash it is nice to give it one last airing here with some ‘real life war stories’ from the field of battle in Germany..Notice the organized progress of these fin…