mercoledì 23 maggio 2018

WWII German Army 1/72 part two


To close the post wrote last week I post other photos of my 20 mm miniatures.

Miniatures are a mix of Italeri, Orion, Zvezda, Preiser and Caesar Miniatures while tanks are plastic soldier and Mondadori models.

Pictures are taken on tables prepared by my club mates (Ezio, Luca and Alberto F.) a couple of weeks ago. Another friend of mine (Maurizio) prepared for me all German tanks. Models for which I painted only some details (tracks, wheels and so on)

A panzer IV waiting for his prey and …


… the same panzer that is going to hit the enemy


Some pictures of my 88mm and …


… other examples of German fallschrimjager artillery:
 A 7.5 cm Leichtgeschütz 40 or LG 40.



A 2.8 cm Panzerbüchse 41 or sPzB 41


And an stolen Italian “Elefantino”


Other fallschrimjager in action



A mix of Italeri and Zvezda miniatures painted for winter period




Some German officers in different situations




A German column marching in Normandy and …



… a Allied column that is going to receive a surprise

(German tank is painted by Alberto F. English units are painted by Ezio)

(German tank is painted by Alberto F. English units are painted by Ezio)

(German tank is painted by Alberto F. English units are painted by Ezio)


lunedì 14 maggio 2018

WWII German Army 1/72 part one

I spent the last months painting miniatures in 20mm scale to complete a WwII German army for Bolt action.

Miniatures are a mix of Italeri, Orion, Zvezda, Preiser and Caesar Miniatures while tanks are plastic soldier and Mondadori models.

Last Saturday I went to my Wargame Club (La Piccola Armata - Turin) to take some pictures of the miniatures I painted.

I want thanks for the photos below:
- Ivano that gifted me a lot of Zvezda and Preiser miniatures. Models that I did not know and that I have to admit are very detailed ones   
- Ezio that prepared the scenario
- Luca and Alberto F.  that lent me their splendid houses: Luca the Italian ones and Alberto the Normandy buildings
- Maurizio that prepared for me all tanks. Models for which I painted only some details (tracks, wheels and so on)

... but now the photos

Some men of the Ramcke division somewhere in Italy before their departure for Africa


The Sd.Kfz. 231 8 rad in the background is Mondadori model re-painted ... his original aspect was this ...

I'm sure that his new colors are better



A Stug IV and some soldiers that are resting



Some German soldiers hit by the enemy artillery in a Normandy road and ... 


... others  that are hiding in a crop field


A German column in Normandy



A Pak 40 crew that is preparing a surprise to an American tank and ... 


... their English colleages that are working for a reply (the background tank is painted by Alberto F.)


Some volksgrenadiers and Green devils near to a destroyed tank


Other green devils under the artillery fire



venerdì 11 maggio 2018

Black Powder/Peter Dennis – Battle of Freeman’s Farms May 5, 2018

Last Saturday the “paperagazzi” played another battle using the miniatures drawn by Peter Dennis. This time they have decided to play the battle of Freeman’s Farm fought on Sept 19, 1777 between the English and the American forces.

This battle was part of the First Saratoga and it was a tactical victory of the British General John Burgoyne. Unfortunately, this success was totally erased by the American’s attack during the battle of Bemis Heights.

Ezio prepared the table and he adapted a scenario included into Black Powder base rule book.


Marco G., Antonio and Alberto had the control of the American troops while Ezio and Bartolomeo lead the British forces.

Ezio prepared also some simple schemes to recap the different phases of the battle

PHASE 1
 British brigades arrive on the field and …





… they cross the little stream



PHASE 2


Now it is time for the Americans to arrive and …



… they deploy their lines in front of the farm



The English troops open fire and the first casualties arrives



PHASE 3

At the center of the field the struggle becomes ferocious and the American left wing withdraw



PHASE 4

The English attack the rebel line on the flank but …


… the Americans resist