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