quinta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2014

Modelmaia 2014 - Exposição Modelismo video

Includes an Battlegroup demo game in action, and how I set up the table for the game.

domingo, 23 de novembro de 2014

ModelMaia 2014 (2nd Edition)

Battlegroup demo game (15mm).
Fall Of The Reich scenario.

That's right, this year our group was once again invited to attend this fantastic event (modelling exhibition and competition), sponsored by the Maia municipality and Marsigor and organized by our friends from the IMPS-Maia.

Congratulations to all those involved in the organization in this great event!

As usual, our "job" was to promote wargaming, and maybe try to bring to our hobby a few geeks from the modelling business.

We are still using the outstanding Battlegroup rules, related to WWII, for two main reasons:

a) These are really great rules, allowing for realistic wargaming at the tactical level, within a reasonable time frame; and (as important...)

b) JF is still in the mood of buying, painting and lending us all the soldiers, tanks and terrain necessary for wargaming...

You are a SAINT JF!!!

(here you can see our private saint, below, left side)

Aqui podemos ver alguns elementos da Brigada Tripeira a trocar tiros à queima-roupa...na mesa de jogo.

Fantastic models and fantastic scenarios! Thanks JF!

Aqui podemos ver o PC com o ar preocupado de quem está a levar um enxerto de porrada no jogo...

The built-up areas allowed for a fun and realistic use of infantry units

Check out these two great Churchill tanks!

The game objective

CB brought a lot of his models to this show, as you can see, that were a great addition to the show.

José Brito workshop
(a lot of geeks in one spot...)

Ti-67 tank - 1/35 scale
(JF unfinished diorama)


quinta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2014

USS Olympia - Spanish - American War

USS Olympia  - 1/232 Revell/Encore
Figures - Pendraken
Civil people - Musket Miniatures
Sailors - Rod Langton Miniatures

(Class 1-3-0 T locomotive - Sugar Plantation Railway)

That's right guys, CB is taking a break from the WWI scene, to bring us another FANTASTIC dio!

Who cares about the locomotive?

Check out this outstanding warship!

The USS Olympia was a protected cruiser that saw service in the US Navy from 1895 until 1922, and fought at the battle of Manila Bay (that took place in 1 May 1898), during the Spanish-American War

This ship is still in "active service" nowadays, since it is used as a museum ship (Independence Seaport Museum) in city of Philadelphia (US state of Pennsylvania), although it seems that it needs urgent repairs. 

Keep bringing it CB!


terça-feira, 18 de novembro de 2014

Brigada Tripeira at Salute 2015

That's right guys!
From Oporto to London, for the first time, The Brigada Tripeira goes to Salute 2015!!

See you there!

domingo, 2 de novembro de 2014

WWI Locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Pendraken

(Class 060 locomotive - Great Western Railways)

The WWI saga goes on!

Here it is, another great dio, this time related to the Home Front, where CB translates the hustle and tussle associated with the boarding of men and materiel in a loading dock, destined for the front.

There are samples for every taste, from artillery pieces to cavalry units of every kind (with a suspended water tank, as icing on the cake...)!

From the American Civil War, where, for the first time, trains where extensively used to transport substancial quantities of men and hardware around the war theatre, to the war of 1866, involving the Prussians, trains became a relevant strategic factor, that was also extensively considered during WWI.

Keep bringing them on CB!