mercoledì 12 dicembre 2018

Hail Caesar - November/December 2018

In the last months I was very busy with my work but my club's mates had continued to paint miniatures and test new and old rules systems. 

The last one in these times is "Hail Caesar". This rule book create by warlord games is similar in some aspects to "Black Powder" but the hand to hand combat system is different and more suitable to reproduce fights of the Antiquity.

A couple of weeks ago Ezio and Riccardo prepared a battle between a first Imperial Roman army and the barbaric horde. Below some pictures of the game played on Nov 25

All miniatures are 15mm and we usually use them for DBMM but the scale is suitable also for Hail Caesar. 

Also last week Riccardo and Aurelian played another game between Republic Roman and Carthaginians

Below some Carthaginians' allies ... the Spanish scutari and caetrati and ...

... some Celtic tribes

On the other front the Roman army with a screen of velites

An overview of the initial position

During the game Aurelian, who led the Carthaginian army, tried to attack the Roman army on the flanks 

On the centre the fight continues ... 

... and Aurelian uses his best general to conclude the encircling maneuver but ...

... this time Hannibal is defeated 

giovedì 27 settembre 2018

The corner of the painter - Mongol and Longobard army for SAGA 2.0

One of the aspects that makes a wargame club a great initiative is that, in an association of this kind, you can find many people with great skills that allow you to do things that individually would not be possible. So in our association you can meet wargame authors, people who build magnificent scenarios or simple players with which to spend a few hours in joy.

But in all wargame associations it is important to find good painters … Aurelian Leclerc and Ivano are two of them … and two of the best.

In the last months Aurelian prepared a Mongol army for SAGA 2.0, and below there are some pictures of his miniatures

Every army has to have his warlord and the bodyguards and Aurelian painted them too

He completed the army with some archers on camels

To complete a picture of the group and …

… the army on the field

In the same period in which Aurelian painted his Mongols, Ivano prepared a Longobard army. Below some pictures of his cavalry in action and …

… the army equipped and ready for the battle

martedì 11 settembre 2018

SAGA 2.0 – Battles August-September 2018

My club mates are continuing to fight each other using SAGA 2.0 to test the new Army lists. In the last months they played several battles and below there are some photos of their efforts.

Goths against Byzantines

Byzantine troops are painted by Riccardo, on contrary the Goths below are prepared by Ivano

Late Roman against Vikings

A detail of Giancarlo’s warriors …

… and another details of Riccardo Late Roman Empire soldiers

Another battle between Late Roman and Vikings and …

… another detail of Giancarlo’s Vikings

Riccardo adapted some warriors for pagan reigns

... so Aurelian decided to prepare a Teutonic force

Other two details … Ivano’s Goth

and a modified warlord with his warriors

venerdì 31 agosto 2018

Black Powder – The clash of Eagles test July/August 2018

In the last two months Ezio, Riccardo, Giancarlo and Alberto tested the new rules included into Black Powder supplement “the clash of Eagles”. They played several battles and they took many photos so I decided to write a kind of report for one of their clashes.

The match is a generic scenario between Russian and French troops (810 points each); the miniatures are 15mm on a table 180x120 cm.
Riccardo commands the French hordes while Ezio the Russians.

The initial deployment

Some details of French  ...

…and the Russian troops

Russian player decides to take the control of the strategic wood in the center of the table as first move

French commander replies moving forward his troops

Ezio moves the Russian cavalry and artillery on his right wing trying to encircling the enemies

Riccardo advances with his infantry till the wood and launches his cavalry against the Cossacks

On the left of the French formation the Russian cannons try to block the Napoleon’s troops advance but they are forced to retreat

On the center the struggle becomes ferocious and the Russian player send reinforcement

On the French right, the cuirassiers breaks the Cossack’s resistance while the infantries continue to push

All players continue their fires but …

… at the end French take the control of the wood

The battle continues in the center and …      

… even if Russian cavalry forces a French battalion to order the square formation … the Russians are forced to retreat

As I told at the beginning of the post my mates played also other battles during the summer … below a little selection of some photos taken. This time the armies were 1,000 points each