domenica 18 ottobre 2020

General test ... How to play ww2 scenarios with different rule sets - September 2020 Part 1

In the last months we played a lot of ww2 scenarios using different rule sets. 

It is a kind of general test for our next idea that it is to play Stalingrad battle but with different miniature scales and manuals. 

Below there are some pics I took in the last period of my miniatures in 20 mm used for: Iron Cross, Rapid Fire, Bolt Action and so on.

Some panzer crews in action

Some American M10s 

An Italian Autoblinda captured by Germans

Two different US squads

sabato 10 ottobre 2020

Colonial wars - Oct 3, 2020 TMWWBK

The colonial wars are one of periods that have seen a great development over the last few years by wargame lovers. Some rule systems,  for example Black Powder and The Men Who Would Be Kings, allow to play fast and with few miniatures epic battles in a Egyptian deserts or in a tropical jungle.

Last week my club mates played some matches using two different scenarios.

A first fight was set during the Mahdist wars … one of the scenario I prefer. It is impossible do not remember Gordon’s epopea 

... Charles Gordon, a gifted English officer, who was nominated Governor of the Sudan. His try to keep Karthoum is legendary and his death was romanticised in a popular painting by George William Joy: General Gordon’s Last Stand.

My friends did not play the Karthoum's siege but a field battle in a sandy Egypt desert. All miniatures are 28mm and painted by Ivano.

The second-one scenario was a border clash between German troops and local tribes

Also this time miniatures are 28mm. Germans are painted by Ivano while the locals by Giancarlo

sabato 3 ottobre 2020

Bolt Action - Italians vs English Sept 17, 2020

Some week ago my club mates played a classical scenario using Bolt Action ... The battle organized by them was an Italian army post Armistice (Ivano) vs British troops (Riccardo).

Below I tried to write a kind of battle report ... 

The starting postitions

Italian and British soldiers are approaching to their attack positions

English troops decided to take the cover of a small wall while ...

... other Italian companies arrive

The English commander and his men try to take the control of an house on the Italian's left but ...

... the an Italian airborne unit and the sniper team contrast them and ... 

... at the end the Italians take the house

In the meanwhile the fight in the center of the table becomes hard ...

... also the Italian HQ enters into the game ... 

... and ... at the end the Italian troops control the obj winning the game

sabato 19 settembre 2020

Star wars legion - August 2020

We rarely play non-historical periods ... but when one of our old friends asked us if we would test Star Wars Legion rules with him ... knowing his painting skills the result can be only a small masterpiece. Riccardo and Biagio played in the morning and I arrived to the club in the afternoon so I didn't have the opportunity to follow the whole battle but I still took some photos.

Biagio painted all the miniatures and ...

... all the scenic elements they used for the battle

The Imperial AT-ST tries to hit the rebellious scum 

The rebel X-34 Landspeeder is old but can be used to kill these evil Stormtroopers

"I'm your father!"

sabato 12 settembre 2020

Mompracem invasion - TMWWBK Sept 5, 2020

When I was young I read more times Salgari’s books … without consider the television series with a young Kabir Bedi who played Sandokan role … It was an old Italian production with a fantastic soundtrack.

It was like being a child again when I saw my club mates to create with MMWWBK one of this book/movie scene.

My friends adapted an old table we prepared for Viking’s raids

All miniatures are 28mm and painted in a superb way by my friend Marco G.  … below some protagonists of the fight … Sandokan

The commander of the Sarawak sepois ... the Evil James Brooke

And the beautiful Marianna Guillonk … The Pearl of Labuan

My friends have decided to play the English attack to the isle of Mompracem … Malaysia, the second half of the 19th century, British forces lead by Lord James Brooke rule in an oppressive way the Borneo dominions.
The brave Sandokan, a young Indian prince, and his friend Yanez de Gomera are the only ones that are contrasting the British forces. During one of their expedition, they captured Marianna Guillonk, Lord Brooke’s daughter, and bring her to their base: the Isle of Mompracem … 

during her stay on the Isle Marianna falls in love for Sandokan but his father doesn’t agree so he decides to invade the island.

During the attack, Sandokan loses both Marianna and his base, but is able to escape and start his resistance against the English anew … but this is another story … sorry another battle with

sabato 5 settembre 2020

SAGA battles August 29, 2020

Studio Tomahawk's SAGA continues to be one of the most played game in my club.

Also last week my club mates played with this rule system. 

Below some pics of the fantastic miniatures painted by my friends ...
... starting with Aurelian's templars and Riccardo command group ...

... Riccardo's light cavalry ...

... to close with Flavio's masterpieces