sabato 26 febbraio 2022

Anglo-Afghan war - Feb, 19 2022 TMWWBK

Last Saturday my friends played a battle of the Anglo-Afghan war using Osprey's TMWWBK rules set.

Miniatures are 28mm. Afghan troops are painted by Alberto while English forces are prepared by Ivano. 

Below two pics to anticipate the high painting quality level of my mates

Ezio prepared the scenario. The objectives are easy. English troops receives a point for any units will go out of the north border while Afghans must block them. Rebels gain a point for each units they eliminate.

The initial set up

Ivano, English commander, starts to move his units on the right flank under the cover of a cavalry detach but ... 

... Alberto's Afghan warriors are in ambush and, after a few turns, they launch themselves against the lancers

The Afghan forces the cavarly to retreat.
English advances ...

Alberto launches his men in quick attacks that wear down the British while his cavalry is waiting for the right moment

The rebel forces destroy the last Lancers and after they tries to take the Union Jack but they are repelled

After ten turns ... only few units are deployed on the table

The English commander tries to reach the north corner of the table with two units while another one attacks the enemy cavalry

The English men are destroyed and Alberto used is artillery, his remaining infantry men to slow down while ... 

... Afghan cavalry arrives breaking down all last possibilities for the English commander. 

At the end of the day the Union Jack is down into enemie' hands

sabato 12 febbraio 2022

Late Roman Units - February 2022

One of my favorite historical periods is the fall of the Roman Empire. In these years I painted a lot of 28mm miniatures ... around 200 ... and I have to paint at least 24 knights and 50 infantry men yet ...

This summer I was involved in some exhibitions ... I have to write the post for this activities... but this is another story ... now I want to share some pictures of some units I painted again or added 

Herculiani seniores and ... 

... his twin unit ... Ioviani seniores

Celtae Seniores ... an auxilia palatina unit under the command of the Italian Magister Peditum

Menapii Seniores

Some units of archers

and some Cataphractarii. The armored cavalry units usually armed with a long lance called contus that the Romans copied from Parthians and Sarmatian armies.

Miniatures are a mix of Gripping Beast, Armour&Aquila and Warlord games miniatures

venerdì 4 febbraio 2022

A normal day at La Piccola Armata - Jan 31, 2022

I'm member of a wargame club ... La Piccola Armata in Turin ... in these years my club has grown and I decided to write this post to share with others what kind of fantastic wargame area is.

I took the pictures below in a normal day ... a Saturday one of the day in which there are more people

Two tables of SAGA ... 

... SAGA it is one most played games in my club every week-ends. 

Below some Iberians painted by Antonio and ... 

... some Giancarlo's Celts ...

... and Aurelian's Lituans

A table prepared for BA while ... 

another one on which to prepare my scenario for Stalingrad ...

... some pictures of my minis

And the last two tables. One prepared by my friends to test a Napoleonic scenario

Miniatures in 15mm ... the perfect scale for a great Napoloenic battle

... and another one with a colonial scenario ... 

with the fantastic minis painted by Franco