sexta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2013

Battlegroup Overlord - Part IV

The Sherman is "Kaputt"!
There you have it, the generals from the BT (special) Combat Team made another appearance in a "Flames of War" wargames event, in order to show them how real armour moves!

This was another great event, organized by our friend Mr. Simão, from MARSIGOR, that brought a lot of people to it, including (once again...) our friend João Especial, from Lisbon.

That's right João, this event allows for at least a "once-a-year" reunion between us!

JF (the seated guy) explaining the rules to a new Brigada Tripeira member

Another guy (in the background) cheking the rules book.

PC (left) is the British Para commander. JF (center) as as a supervisor. Rove (stand up right) is the German SS Commander

A general view

JF explaining the rules to a wargames rookie

Dangerous terrain

The dice marking one game objective

The game table (1,80 x 1,50m) for a 600pts game, and the British entry side

The German entry side

A squad in hard cover. Just check the "Achilles" in ambush position (all buildings from Kerr and King)

More ambushed units

The germans units on move (in the background a FOW tournament!!).

More ambushed units, PIAT included (left)!

So many wreckage & burning!

PC and the smile of someone who is winning the game!

The German commander (black t-shirt) and is "aide de camp" in trouble... ooops!

House to house combat.

JF (left) and PC (right), are some of the senior Brigada Tripeira members

These two guys, together with JMM, have already a lot of wargames battles under their belts, fought  in Spain (Pontevedra), France (Angouleme), Italy (Milan and Rome), the United Kingdom (twice in Farnborough) and Portugal (all over the place, really...) over the years.



quarta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2013

O Puorto é uma Nação, carago

Oporto Slang - popular terms from Brigada Tripeira town.

The essential dictionary for anyone visiting the city of Oporto

terça-feira, 15 de outubro de 2013

terça-feira, 8 de outubro de 2013

WWII Locomotives & War Series nº 84 - by Carlos Briz

Miniatures - Gramodels
Figures - Minifigs
(Class BR 52 locomotive - German State Railways)

This is another awsome dio guys!

This time CB brings us a dio with a busted  locomotive, perched on top of a busted bridge.

Check out that mobile bridge!

Nothing can stop the British advance, since the Royal Engineers can cross any obstacle.

Great perspective!

CB's photographic skills match his modelling expertise.


quarta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2013

Current Poll: "The most iconic WWII warship"

I am sorry, but I could not resist the temptation to make some lobbying related to our current poll, since the scale is already tipping on the side of the Bismark.

Above you can see a pic of the Bismark, that truly reveals it's size...big size.

The sinking of the Bismark remains as an example of a sea battle fought to the bitter end, as the Germans refused to surrender, even after they were unable to fight back.  

It was ultimately sunk by it's sailors.

The USS Enterprise deserves a better score in this poll guys!

This ship was involved in almost every major sea battle in the Pacific, during WWII, and contributed to the sinking of dozens of Japanese ships (ok, our Japanese followers are excused of voting for it...)

On the other hand, they can vote for the Yamato!

The heaviest and most powerfull ship built during WWII surely deserves a few extra votes. This ship remains as a strong cultural reference in Japan.

And how about the Sevastopol?

This ship has yet to receive a single vote, and that just is not fair!

This ship received  the Order of the Red Banner, in July 1945, in recognition for it's wartime record, although I think it could also receive the "ship-who-changed-name-most-often" prize

The sight of a U-Boat gives you the creeps!

The problem was that most of it's targets, during WWII, never even had the benefit of seeing it, and only a large "boom!" signaled it's presence.

Let's go guys, pump up those votes for the ships that truly deserve them!