domenica 30 aprile 2017

La Piccola Armata – April activites

As I did last month, I write a post inserting some pictures showing some activities of my club in April.

A group continues with the play tests for the new supplement of “Garibaldi all’attacco!”…  the rule system wrote by our club member Paolo Montinaro.
Below some picture of Palestro battle scenario.

Others play to Dbmm

A lot of tables … a lot of players ...

... even if often two are playing while others observe ... A typical Italian behavior.

In the meanwhile someone prepares the table for further struggles.

Battles that will be played as usually on Saturday

venerdì 14 aprile 2017

Modern armies – Modern Russian Federals March 2017

To paint modern the Russian army it was not easy for two reasons:
- I had an old Italeri box perfect for Afghanistan wars but, of course, not for modern period
- The Russian army has an official uniform but in the last wars (Chechnya and Crimea) they used different type of mimetic uniforms
So I painted them with a soft camouflage scheme

For some miniatures I decided for a simple yellow-green without mimetic scheme

For others only green shades

The Russian Army was born in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet “Empire” and in the last years was involved (officially or not) in different conflicts: Chechnya, South Ossetia, Crimea
Below a company that is walking on a snowing road covered by an APC

Another unit in a different scenario

Using the miniatures of an Orion box and some mortars I painted two groups

Below two snipers

I bought also a Zvelda box with a soviet machine gun NSV 12,7. It is an heavy machine gun with an effective fire range between 1,5 – 2 kilometers

martedì 11 aprile 2017

Bolt Action Pacific theatre US vs Jap – April, 8 2017

Last week, Riccardo and Ivano organized another bolt action battle with their 28mm miniatures using the table prepared by Ezio.

The match is easy: some USMC companies against a Japanese garrison. The USMC must occupy three buildings  and/or kill some enemies officials.

The USMC are taking position supported by a group of American pioneers

An American first lieutenant observes the movements of his men.

The Americans are close to their objects …

… but Japanese garrison is ready

On the left a company of Japanese marines are coming up behind the USCM forces …

… but the Americans are quick to react

A company of marines reaches his obj but Japanese resistance is strong

On the other side of the building, Japanese troops attack the enemy and push back them

Unfortunately also the first USCM company is attacked and defeated. The fight ends with a one to one struggle between the two captains

The battle ended with a Japanese victory.

Below some pictures of other battle moments

domenica 9 aprile 2017

Modern armies – IDF Feb 2017

The second army that I painted for my children was the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
It was not very hard to paint them because their uniforms are easy: no mimetic, only a green-olive.

The IDF was created on May, 26 1948 and he participated in many military operations. The number of wars and border conflicts in which the IDF has been involved in its short history makes it one of the most battle-trained armed forces in the world.
Below some photos of real IDF actions and photo of my miniatures. The IDF troopers use different kind of rifles: M4, TAR21 and X95

(copyright wikipedia)

The box of miniatures that I bought included also a TAR21 modified for urban scenario

Another photo of an urban scenario with a Merkava tank in the landscape

Some miniatures wear the Mitznefet. A strange camouflage that is considered effective in breaking up the outline of the head.

I converted a French soldier that carries a mini-gun using the backpack of another IDF soldier that I haven’t painted because in the box no one uses this kind of rifle

Israel is one of only a few nations that conscript women or deploy them in combat roles as it is possible to see in the photo below

Finally some snipers painted with their typical helmet