sexta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2012

The Brigada Tripeira dream team in action!

The Brigada Tripeira dream team is always on the move!

This time we (JF and myself) moved lock, stock and barrel to the Maia Forum  (a place near the city of Porto), since we received an invitation from our good friend  Mr. Simão, to attend a wargames event that was using a rules sistem that I think is called "FOW", or something like that...

That's for the invitation Mr. Simão!

Well, since we wanted to show all those guys how real hard-core wargamers operate, we took some "brand new" wargames rules called "Crossfire" (well, they were new to most of the other guys anyway...), and used it in a 1/144 (or 10/12mm) scenario.

It was all good fun for us, and a good excuse to show all the other guys how a real wargames table should look like.

Houses (above) and ruined Cathedral (below) painted by our great friend JP 

This is all JF's artwork!

As usual, JF's army took a severe beating from my troops.

Here you can see some of his tanks bursting into flames...

The church and graveyard are ML's artwork 

And here he is, the artist himself!

JF grew a beard to pass as incognito in this event...

Here you have me (PC) saying to the other guys: "bring them on"!

Since nobody came, we considered it a clear win for our side...

Look what the cat dragged in!

That's right, we met a guy from Lisbon that we had not seen for a long time: our friend João Especial!

It sure was great to see João again, who was attending this event as a FOW player and who is a member of AJSP wargames association, in Lisbon.

Back when we started in the wargaming "business", we attended several wargames events in Lisbon, organized by our good friends from the AJSP and maybe one of these days it will be possible to participate in an event over there again, since we sure miss all the great moments we enjoyed there.

Best regards to all our friends in Lisbon!


terça-feira, 20 de novembro de 2012

WWI Locomotives & War Series - by Carlos Briz

Figures and equipament - Pendraken
Boats - Artitec

Here you have it guys: another BIG dio from CB, for your eyes only!

And time travels fast over here in the BT blog, since we are back to 1915 and checking out the landing of troops and supplies in one of the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula, during WWI.

This is the operational theatre where the rough and tough Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops showed there mettlle, securing one of their first landing sites with a 50% plus casualty rate.

Oh boy!

Check out all the eye candy in this dio! 

CB, with his usual and outstanding style, duplicates the crowded atmosfere present in this place, at this time, where there was simply not enough space to go around, for all the troops and supplies.

The Turks did not even have to be good shots to hit something in such a crowded space: they could take aim  with their eyes closed!

If the expression "shooting fish in a barrel" was ever put to good use was surely in this place, and those poor guys from Australia and New Zealand sure suffered the results, together with many thousands of troops from  Britain, and France (on the allied side), and the Turks (on the other side...).

Do  you think CB is taking a break after this? 

Well, think again, since there are more goodies coming up real soon!


quinta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2012

Orange Scenics Products (15mm & 20mm Buildings) - by Mário Laranja

Nope, the pic above is not from a 50 year old newspaper, related to a French village during WWII.

It is from ML's private colection!

That's right, ML is going strong in the construction business (albeit in 15 and 20 mm scale...)!

ML can bring you the best in the business, just check out his website.

The service ML provides is a satisfaction guaranteed kind of thing: superior quality, fair price and a swift service!

And on top of it, you can even customize all the buildings acording to your taste!
(even if you have bad taste...)

Do not miss out on this opportunity, since pretty soon this guy will have his hands full with orders from all over the world!

Besides, we are also planning to start demanding ML a substancial fee related to all the free advertising we place here, related to his outstanding work.

Therefore the more you guys order from him, the more money we are liable to make, doing absolutely nothing!

It's a WIN-WIN situation!


domingo, 11 de novembro de 2012

Locomotives & War Series (Post-WWII Germany) - by Carlos Briz

It sure is hard too keep up with CB's output!

That's right guys, I was thinking about taking a weekend break from all the stress we have in the blogging business when, out from the blue, POW!, another brand new and outstanding dio from CB arrived at our mail box.

I have said it before and I'll say it again: this guy is not human!

Check out the artwok in this dio here: we have a triple perspective, given by the railway station, the street and the buildings, all related to the reconstruction that took place in Germany, after the war.

My guess is that CB also has a future in the housing business, given all the squeaky clean buildings he brings out in his dios.

Congrats (again...) for another great dio CB!


quarta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2012

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 64 - by Carlos Briz

(Class BR 01 locomotive - German State Railways)

Is it snowing already?

It sure is, and the snow brings us another outstanding dio from CB, related to Germany's armoured railroad hardware.

Feast your eyes on a couple of armoured trains, fresh from the fight!

That armoured locomotive has an agressive and futuristic outlook to it, given by all those layers of armour.

Nobody could beat the Germans and the Russians, when it came to armouring stuff around, and the armoured train series they both developed are a good proof of that.