quarta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2014


segunda-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2014

A Look at the Battlegroup Rules

domingo, 28 de dezembro de 2014

WWII Locomotives & War nº 94 - By Carlos Briz

Submarine Aurora - 1/275
Figures - Pendraken
Veichles - Pendraken, Pithead e Minifigs

(Class C50 locomotive - Japan National Railways)

It's number 94, and counting!

That's right guys, we are coming on the 100 mark real quick, regarding the number of dios made by CB, related to WWII locomotives!

This time we have a Japanese locomotive, couppled with a submarine and a seaplane.

This pic turned out great!

The I-19 is a famous Japanese sub, since during the Guadalcanal campaign it made an attack that turned out to be a tough act to follow: with a single salvo of six torpedoes, it managed to sink a aircraft carrier (USS Wasp), a destroyer (USS O'Brien), and severly damage a battleship (USS North Carolina).

There is also at least one bad record associated with the I-19 crew, since in May 1943, after sinking a merchant ship, these guys surfaced and machine gunned some of the surviving sailors. Their adventures at sea finnaly ended in November 1943, when this sub was sank by the USS Radford.


sexta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2014

Christmas Presents to the Brigada Tripeira members!

Once again, this year we scheduled a meeting in the city of Coimbra, for the anual lunch between the Brigada Tripeira members, since, as you know, we have guys from several parts of Portugal and it is not easy to get all of us together in one place often. 

And guess what: Santa Claus also came to town!

Thats right guys, once again the members of our group received their anual membership benefit, translated in several outstanding dios, given by our private Santa Claus, a,k.a. Carlos Briz!

And here you have some pics related to the dios that CB offered us: put out your napkins and drool all you want...

This one was JMM's gift

This one is mine, mine, all mine!

JP got this one.

Well, this year JMM did not resort to his usual whining, in order to get his hands on the dio he wanted

My guess is that he is still embarassed by the scene he made last year...


quinta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2014

WWI Locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Magister Militum
(Class 422 locomotive - Belgian State Railways)

CB is back to WWI!

That's right, and this time he brings us a dio related to a river crossing made in the face of a well entrenched enemy. And as an added bonus, the assaulting troops have a locomotive blocking their exit to the other side.

But on the other hand, who said war was as easy as pie??

In this dio the infantry owns the picture, and in real life this would be a meat grinder, for most, if not all, of those guys.

An interesting description of a sucessfull defense of a river (the Marne) crossing by American troops against the Germans, during WWI, can be found in page 80, of the excelent book "American Voices of World War I - Primary Source Documents, 1917-1920"

Here you can check out a cavalry unit in reserve, just in case...