sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2011

Happy new year 2012.

I am thinking, in my plans for the next year... is complicated, because this year, that to night ends, I was playing very nice battles, and finished a lot of interesting projects.

The first is, what big WAB battle we play this year. I 2010 we played Magnesia, in 2011 Qadesh, and now, I want play a medieval battle or dark ages battle. I want play Standford bridge and Hastings, but no one of my partners in WAB have enought miniatures to play those battles. My first project is finish my 1/72 norman army for hastings, and start and complete a saxon and a viking armies.

The second, is finish the painting of my US 81mm mortar, and add new platoons to my VC and US armies.

And finally, add new platoons to my WWI armies. German, British, French, and Turkish. And of course...paint.

May be this new year, I begin another interesting projects, for example, new armies for modern war, gladiators... I don´t know!!!!

Happy new year!!! and play many battles, win, and, if you play with me, I always win!!!!


viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2011

For king & country.

Is not usually, for us, play WWI cavalry battles, and of course, not in the western front.
Our last game, was a battle in Belgium, where the germans, must defend a town, and the british, covered by an snow storm must flank the town with cavalry, and attack the germans to the rear.
This was the plan.
The german forces were five platoons with two heavy MGs, and they must defend the town. The british were two cavalry squads, two armoured cars, and a 18 pdr gun.
The cars covered by the snow, and covering the gun marching by the road, and the cavalry squads, each one to the left and to the right, to flank the germans.
The cars were too slow, and the cavalry passed the cars in second turn.
The right squad were stopped by the german MGs fire, but the left squad charged to a german platoon. The platoon were destroy, but the cavalry must retreat.
The rest of the battle were the british cavalry trying to move, the armoured cars firing but do it nothing, and the gun suffered a lot of german fire, and after one turn they retreat after fire one tiem.

The battlefield.

British advance.

German forces defending the town.

German view.

Last british charge.

I think is a very funny scenary, but small, if you want a flank move by the cavalry, also, in our game, the germans were lucky, because the MGs places were right to stop the right cavalry squads. In twelve turns, I think, right squads fired, I don´t know, but, may be one or two times!!!!

Miniatures from the collections of Benito Vera and Dario Garcia.

jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

Vietcong rpg 2 team.

Our last set of rules, are the too fat lardies rules for vietnam period.

My first blister for this game is a blister form the assault group miniatures, an type 56 Vc team.
I think the miniatures are nice, and very easy to paint.

Vc type 56 1

Vc type 56 2

Vc type 56 3

Vc type 56 4

The type 56 is the chinese version of rpg 2 grenade launcher from Ussr. Was the most popular grenade launcher in Vc guerrilla, and also was a big problem for the US tanks and helicopters. To the end of the war, the type 56 was changed for the well know and popular, rpg 7.

British MG team.

The last add to my WWI british army is a heavy machine gun team.

The team is firing in an open field, may be during an advance of he british army to the german trenches or to an empty town.