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

domenica 30 agosto 2020

How to celebrate a birthday ... Musket & Tomahawk II July 17, 2020

Last month, to celebrate his birthday, Aurelian decided to play a game using Musket & Tomahawk II rule system in the club ... a very good system to celebrate for a wargames lover.

His opponent is Riccardo that is anxious to test his Indians 

Scenario is simple ... Indians and their Canadian allies must burn some houses ... Scottish and English regular troops must stop them.

They played for all the afternoon and below some pics of their "adventures" ...  
The Scottish  are coming ...

... Indians and Canadians are ready for the barbecue ...

... fighting in the woods ...

... the meat is in the house ...

... at the end ... the English forces are able to stop the Indian's raid ... thanks to their General's skills

venerdì 7 agosto 2020

Waterloo battle, Black Powder August 4, 2020

Last week my friends played a Waterloo battle maxi scenario. A lot of my club mates worked on it dedicating time and their efforts. 

I wrote some posts about this project but ... with the Covid ... a lot activities required more time than in a normal period ... but now it is time to begin… 

First of all I must start with Ezio, Riccardo and Maurizio that created the table
… the table was 3,6 x 1,8 metres and the miniatures involved around 2,500 
Below an imagine of the table before the soldiers’ entry … 
… the two armies … miniatures are all 15mm scale and they are painted by: Aurelian’s painting studio, Luca, Riccardo and Ezio

We used for the scenario Warlord's game Black Powder with the army lists prepared by Luciano and Ezio. The French deployed 41 battalions, 13 regiments and 14 batteries … while Wellington can count on 38 battalions, 11 regiments and 12 batteries.

The commanders of this maxi scenario are: Riccardo and Luciano (the “Duke”) for the Allied forces … Luca and the Professor Barbero 

With Ezio's supervision
The battle took place on the east side of the original Waterloo field’s The French forces start launching a brutal attack with two corps of Armeé in the direction of Papelotte/Frischermont. 
For the English troops is hard to resist to the great number of French … but the Duke is lucky man. Wellington forces remains steady and keep their lines despite the shameful defection of the Dutch cavalry. 
During this part of the battle the 95th, the Scots Grey and the Union Brigade had significant losses, but their sacrifices are compensated when three French infantry division and a unit of cuirassiers collapse. 
After 10 rounds the English left wing still survive while the French’s arrogance decreased with the losses increase. 
On the western side of the field the inaction of the French guard give to the Anglo-Allies the possibility for an advance even if not significant consequences for the battle. 

At the end Napoleon doesn’t reach his objects but the Allied forces are at the limit of their capacities ... 
Will the Prussians arrive in time?  The General Von Gallo have sent his observer: the Baron Von Leclerc Aurelian ... keep in touch for the next battle