quinta-feira, 29 de agosto de 2013

Battlegroup Overlord - Part III

Here we are again!

Well, the guy up there is JMM, who made a long overdue visit to the northern portuguese nation (aka PORTO), to exchange some friendly fire with us.

You can see him trying to lecture us on how to correctly read the rule book - oddly in a way that always played along in his favour...

We assembled, I mean, JF assembled another great scenario at Marsigor modelling store, that served as a battleground for a few hours of carnage.

This is JMM's Tiger, that, on his own, blew up all of our armoured units (damned thing...).
JMM played (Germans) alone against us (JF and PC, with British), and kicked our (...) real good.

Mr. Simão (store owner) got a taste of what it means when we all get together for a wargame...and vowed never to repeat it!

JF (right) is telling PC (left): how are we going to salvage this mess!

There you have it: JMM gesturing and arguing away!

This guy argues his opponents to exaustion...

Pretty cool unit, huh?

That Firefly managed to take one or two shots, before beeing blown away by the Tiger...

Here you see JF trying to reason with JMM, but to no avail...

JMM (left) is saying: "I don't care if this particular rule is not in the rule book, I invented it right now, so it applies!"

Infantry unit taking hold of a built up area.

And here JMM (left) is saying: "you do not need a tape-measure for that, my hand does that job just fine!"

A "Red Devils" unit desperately trying to hold off hordes of German infantry... 

The German infantry seemed to multiply during the game...

These were two of our armoured units that tried to take on the Tiger...dumb guys...

The warrior at rest, contemplating the damage he made to the allied side.

Gloat away JMM, since your luck will not last for long!

Next time the only armour you will be intitled to will be a Pz I (early version)!


sexta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2013

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 81 - by Carlos Briz

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

The DUKW's are on the move!

This time CB brings us a scene from the Pacific TO, with a landing by US Marines, with the support from a squadron of DUKW's.

Great wave length...

The railroad is strategically placed, in order to place needed supplies and hardware on the frontline.

Even the tough japanese army could not stop the landing of a determined US Marine unit.

Another good job CB!


segunda-feira, 5 de agosto de 2013

Battlegroup Overlord - Part II


Here we have two more BT members that returned to Marsigor modelling shop, in the city of Maia, to give another try at the Battlegroup Overlord wargames rules and exchange some friendly fire...

JF on the left and PC on the right are preparing to pick up their guns and blaze away!

Once again, this game was only possible due to JF's hard work, since this guy painted ALL the troops and armour and worked on ALL the parts of the terrain features (buildings, trees, obstacules and so on).

 This guy deserves a medal!

And, as usual, PC came up only for the ride...

Well, at least he said only good things about JF's work...

The profile weapons/vehicles cards

General view.
And no, this isn't a FOW game!

Starting the game

German troops taking positions

JF and PC almost came to grips, regarding the interpretation of the rules!

But, if JMM was there it would be a whole different matter, since surely the discussion would last until well over midnight...

The British entry side. The first infantry units starting to move.

Forward Headquarters Para Jeep.

Rules and QRS... more questions to check!

Panzer IV-H waiting for a target behind a building.

PC is bullying JF!!

Brits on the way to the objective. Taking the village centre square.

Just check JF face. He's not happy!!

The "Achilles" waiting in "Ambush" position (just before getting a shot in the (...).

Another view.

and again!

The first "Achilles" victim. An StuG III-G.
Even the camera shuddered with the blast.

This Cromwell tank was destroyed earlier by the Stug III

The German entry side.

The Panzer IV shoots at an infantry squad. Arghhhh!

This was another great opportunity to practice this nice set of rules, and JF used his considerable experience to exterminate PC's army and win the game.

Next week it will be JMM's turn to make his appearance in the shop and have a go at JF, since this guy cannot keep up this undefeated trend!