quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2014

1815 Lego Battle of Waterloo at Château d'Hougoumont

segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2014

WWI Locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Magister Militum

(Class 0-3-0-0 locomotive - French Northen Region Railways)

This is a big one!

From the Russian steppes to the French vineyards, but still within the 1914's time frame, CB brings us another great dio related to WWI.

In 1914 and , we can say, as usual, the German juggernaut carried everything in it's front, until a deadlock became installed, in the form  of trenches, stretching for miles within the western front.

For those of you interested in a good war story related to WWI, do not miss out on the book "Storm of Steel", by Ernest Jünger, who conveys his experiences as a front line officer, leading troops in extensive trench warfare.

CB: now I want to see a locomotive used in the Gallipoli Campaign!


A Brigada Tripeira vai ao Modelmaia 2014

Caros amigos, a Brigada Tripeira vai estar presente, mais uma vez, no Modelmaia.
Nos próximos dias 25 e 26, vamos efectuar um jogo da WWII demonstrativo das regras Battlegroup e que irá abranger o teatro de operações na frente oeste da Europa no início do ano de 1945 (livro Fall Of the Reich).

Além disso, têm a oportunidade de apreciar ao vivo alguns dos dioramas fantásticos do nosso amigo Carlos Briz!


terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2014

The Brigada Tripeira in "Modelismo em Maceda" - Otan Air Force Base

The Brigada Tripeira wargaming Group, participated in another "Modelismo em Maceda", an annual modeling event that in recent years has been made in the NATO Air Base in Maceda (Aeródromo de Manobra Nº 1 - Ovar).

This year we carry out a Battlegroup demo game, with an "High Ground" scenario.

I present you a few pictures of the event.

Photo Report at Portuguese Air Force Site :


O Aeródromo de Manobra N.º1, em Ovar, recebeu cerca de três mil pessoas ao longo dos dois dias de Base Aberta, no fim de semana de 27 e 28 de setembro.

Os visitantes conheceram diferentes aeronaves, tiveram acesso a uma exposição de modelismo, assistiram a demonstrações operacionais e alguns conseguiram mesmo realizar batismos de voo no C-295M.

O público teve ainda oportunidade de esclarecer dúvidas junto dos militares, de visitar o Pólo do Museu do Ar e de passear pela Unidade na viatura blindada APC CONDOR.

The hangar where the event took place.

A general view of the interior of the hangar.

The Battlegroup demo game- It is the visible the Jorge Faria arm explain some of the mechanisms related to the game.

The (well known) JF gaming Table

Jorge sitting with a very cool look, watching an admirer taking some photos of its models.

Some game pics.

Another view from the game table (nice set of rules books).

Just check out (at the botton center) some new buildings from CPRbattlezone.

The German reinforcement.

Jorge "O Brigadeiro" (obrigadeiro.blogspot.com)

The young lady who showed quite interest in the game.

João Campos, the friend who helped out on the disassembling of the gaming table.

What a pair!!

This guy is really photogenic!

Here is a small photo report of the event organized by the Portuguese Air Force, who warmly welcomed the public who went to their barracks.

The Air Force Police K9 units demo.


Some models on display.

And 1/1 scale jet!

An authentic Pak 40 ammo

NUTS!! jeep and Jorge

The Christmas present that Jorge wish to get! Yeah dream on!!

I want a ride...


domingo, 5 de outubro de 2014

WWI Locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Pendraken

(Class S 131 locomotive - Russian Imperial State Railways)

It is WWI again!

This time CB brings us another great dio, featuring a cavalry skirmish across a railway line, in a forgotten railway station in the middle of Mother Russia!

But this time the adversaries of the Russians are soldiers from the Ottoman Empire, during the Caucasus Campaign.

The Ottomans had a bad time trying to stave off the Russian troops, until 1917. However, the effects of the Russian Revolution soon began to be reflected in the discipline and combat readiness of the Russian Imperial Army, leading to the Armistice of Erzincan (December 5, 1917), that ended the war between these two nations.

Keep bringing more goodies CB!