domenica 22 aprile 2018

Black Powder/Peter Daniels – Battle of Guilford Court House April 7 and 14, 2018

During the last two Saturdays Ezio and Alberto have decided to play the Battle of Guildford Court House using Black Powder rules. This battle was fought during the American Revolutionary war between the American and the British forces
It is not unusual that in the Club we play this period … we have a certain quantity of miniatures … but it is not usual that we play with these soldiers …

They are the “paper soldiers” created by Peter Dennis. Some months ago, Ezio and Alberto started their “cut and paste” work to be able to prepare the table below
The Revolutionary forces and …

… the troops of His Majesty
The battle of Guildford Court House was fought on March 15, 1781 between a 2,100 man British force under the command of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis and Major General Nathanael Greene’s 4,000 Americans
I've tryed in the lines below to write a kind of battle report

The British regiments that are arriving on the field …

… and then they take position

The English commanders, Webster and Leslie, start their attack and …

… the revolutionary troops are forced to move back into the wood

On the flanks, the American skirmishers try to slow down the advance but …

... the Royal cavalry contrasting them

The American Commander decided to launch two brigades into the struggle

But the British troops hold the line even if Americans try to attack them on the flank

At the end the Royal Army win the battle

Also in the real history Guilford Court House was a British victory but they lost around the 27% of the total strength and so they were forced to retreat giving the possibility to the Americans to regain the control of the south

lunedì 2 aprile 2018

Bolt Action day 31, March 2018

Last Saturday some of my club mates decided to play a quick tournament using Bolt Action rules.

It was a Luca's idea to celebrate the Easter in this way and Luca did not organize only the games but, thanks to Flavio's buildings and Ezio's help, prepared the tables too. The players were: Giancarlo, Riccardo, Maurizio, Nevio, Bartolomeo and Valter. Maurizio won the tournament  but I'm writing this blog to show some pictures of the great miniatures my friends are able to paint. All miniatures are in 28mm.

Miniatures are important but without the right background they couldn't correctly valorized and for this job we have the correct person: Flavio

A look to a Carentan square and his ruined buildings

A trench details somewhere near Moscow

A Jungle ready to be the theatre for a struggle between Japanese and British troops

But, before to start the games ... two photos of some VIPs. Hitler and his entourage masterfully painted by Maurizio and ...

... two Nazi snipers ready for some propaganda magazines

Now some Germans painted by Bartolomeo

Commonwealth troops painted by Giancarlo

Riccardo Japanese forces

Two Valter's American observers

Nevio's British men

To end some pictures of Maurizio waffen SS and their tank support

martedì 6 marzo 2018

Milano Wargame 2018 – Feb 25, 2018

Also this year my club (La Piccola Armata) took part to Milano wargame.
This time we prepared two tables: one historical inspired to Italian Independence wars and another one to a fantasy-horror scenario.

The first table recreates the Volturno battle (Oct, 1 1860) between Garibaldini and South Reign troops (Borbonici).
The scenario was prepared by Paolo Montinaro with the help of other club members (Valter, Massimo, Franco B., Franco) using his rule system: Garibaldini all’attacco!

The second-one table was inspired to Warlord Project Z. All miniatures and buildings are prepared/painted by Maurizio with the support of our kingmaker Ezio

During the exhibition was organized a Saga tournament in which another member of “La Piccola” was involved (Riccardo)

… and with a great result as it is possible to see below

But Riccardo is not only a good player but a talent painter too with his Umbrella team

During the Milano wargames there were other club with their tables and some miniatures manufactures. Below some photos of the other exhibitors

A sample of Mirliton miniatures (20mm)

Wargame Club Lecco with their Thirty Years’ War (rule system Tercio, 15 mm)

Massimo Torriani with his Centuria II (28 mm)

Some Late Roman and Vikings warriors (28 mm)

To conclude some pictures of Napolenic miniatures