giovedì 28 aprile 2022

SAGA tables for Cornaredo Tournament - April 23, 2022

This week end my mates will partecipate to a SAGA Tournament. The Tournament will take place in Cornaredo (closed to Milan) and the period will be the "age of invasion".

So my mates tested their army lists last week

I took some pictures of their tables and ...

... I had also the opportunity to show my Late Roman 

venerdì 22 aprile 2022

Brigadier Peter Young and Lord Lovat - British commando characters April 2022

Time ago I painted some British commandos ... and also some of most important commando officers of the Ww2

They were formed during Ww2 in June 1940 for a specific request of the Prime Minister Wilston Churchill

The idea was to create a force that could carry out raids against German occupied Europe

With their 20 units and four assault brigades, the Commandos served in all war theatres from Mediterranean to Middle East

Two of thier most important commander were: Simon Fraser and Peter Young

Simon Fraser 15th Lord Lovat ... he was made brigadier and appointed as commander of the 1st Special Service Brigade during Overlord operation in 1944. Lovat and his unit landed at Sword during the invasion. In the movie "The Longest Day" he was wearing a white jumper under his battledress and he was armed with a .45-70 winchester rifle ... in his memoirs he told that he used a US M1 carabine on D-Day

With Lord Lovat there was also his personal piper, Bill Millin. Personally instruced by him. These commandos took part of Pegasus Bridge action and a lot of other important ww2 battles

Brigadier Peter Young was  one of the most decorated English officers.  He was in Italy for Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily) and in Normandy for the D-day.

I've taken also some pics of this English officer

giovedì 14 aprile 2022

Colonial wars British Sudanese troops against Zanzibar's scum - April 9, 2022

Last Saturday my mates played another scenario set into the Africa ... my friends used English Royal troops against the Zanzibar's scum.

All minis are 28mm. British men are painted by Antonio ... 

... while the Africans are a Giancarlo's work

It was an easy scenario in which Giancarlo's men have to reach the opposite table side 

Antonio used all his power to avoid African's advance ... 
                                                                         ... a gatling gun of the Naval Brigate ...

... a 7 pounder ... 

... and the cavalry regiment 

But Zanzibar men and their allies are strong enough to continue their path

At the end ... the African tribes manage to break the English line even if they have suffered a lot of casualties

venerdì 8 aprile 2022

Ww2 - Warlord Games German army April 2022

Last week I was in my club and I have taken some pictures of ww2 troops ... only some photo shoots ... nothing else ...

A pionier with his Wien41 mine detector to locate enemy mines

Command group and ... 

... a company that advances

A panzerschreck team 

An LMG firing

A sniper team

venerdì 1 aprile 2022

German Army - Valiant minis Heavy support April 2022

Some days ago I finished other Valiant miniatures for Rapid fire ... Bolt Action and so on. I have to finish the paratroops minis but this time the heavy support is completed.

At the last Milano wargames exhibition I bought two boxes of heavy artillery. They are 10.5 cm leFH18 ... one of the most used German light howitzer used during the Ww2. Adopted for service in 1935 they are included in all divisions and artillery battalions during the war

The standard German medium mortar of the war was the 81mm Granatwerfer 34. It was a very effective and accurate weapon that could provide long-range fire support, and was used throughout the conflict on most thestres.

I modified also some miniatures to have a medical team ... I used the standard artillery crew and some American packs

Below some other minis ... a panzerschreck team

... some officers and a column of soldiers

... a command group

and a MG42 team. The machine gun 42 was une of the most used weapon by Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during ww2.