quarta-feira, 24 de julho de 2013

Brigada Tripeira in Action: Battlegroup Overlord rules demo at Marsigor

General view from the gaming table
British entry - Left
German entry - Right (of course...)

That's righ guys, BT is always on the move!

Our outstanding Gn JF (that manages to win a wargame once in a while...) organized an Battlegroup Overlord demo game at Marsigor wargames shop, in the city of Maia, with the cooperation of our good friend Mr. Simão. 

This is a new set of wargame rules for us, related to WWII, that has a lot of promise to it and, as always, JF is on point when it comes to organize and paint all the necessary military hardware and scenarios.

This guy is what you can call a Super-Wargamer!

The game opposed an airborne British combat group against a German Panzer Division, in an "Attack / Counter-Attack" scenario (500 points game)

(close-up of a terrain feature)

(swamp terrain)

German side entry.

British enter side

Objective - control the building!

(StuG attack, supported by an ambushed PaK 40)

(A Sherman Firefly (left) and a 6 pdr gun (center), waiting in ambush for the "krauts")

(A British para squad advancing on the road)

Over there of the right we can see our good friend Mário, who has been AWOL for a long time, but unexpectedly droped by this time, to check out the new rules.

Be sure to keep on dropping by dude!

(The German troops moving to attack, supported by a ambushed PaK 40)

(The PaK 40 looking for a target!)
Check out the oustanding paint job on this Pak.

(A StuG III Ausf G supporting the Panther tank moving behind the tree line.)

(The vehicle/gun Data/Profile cards, made by JF)

(Mário (left), Jorge Faria (center) and Figueirinhas (right) preparing the next turn)

(A difficult decision to take. Move, or Shoot??)

(Confirming the shooting distance in the profile card)

(The germans advance thru an small wood)

The british reinforcements arrived (at last)!

(The british Sniper with a spotter!)

(Sniper and a scout Jeep )

(The scout Jeep)


(German reinforcments arrived to the table)

The BR (Battle Rating) deck cards, and the game tokens (plastified)

It seems that the British side, played by JF, won this game (against guys that had almost no wargaming experience at all...), and now he can brag about it for the next year or so...

Nice going dude!

All in all, it was an great saturday afternoon, enjoyed with the company of good friends.

Thanks to Mr. Simão from Marsigor, for all the support!


segunda-feira, 15 de julho de 2013

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 80 - by Carlos Briz

(Class Kato 4,5 ton locomotive - Imperial Japanese Navy)

That's right guys, CB's dios have entered a new dimension!

Check out that Zero going down in flames!

This landing seems like a walk in the park, for the vaunted US Marines.

You just gotta love this PT torpedo boat....

Gimme more CB!


segunda-feira, 8 de julho de 2013

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 79 - by Carlos Briz

Miniatures - Minifigs
(Class 262 locomotive - United States Transportation Corps)

Another day, another great dio!

Here you have a chance to check out, miniature wise, the industrial might of the good old USA, during WWII.

At a time when Germany was scrapping the bottom of it's oil and steel reserves, there were thousands upon thousands of armoured vehicles and locomotives rolling out of US factories, destined for Europe.

Hitler should have know better than to mess with the americans...

 Great details CB!

And the buildings are also up to the overall (high) standard.

Good job CB!