Here are 12 figures from the 32 figure box of Wargames Atlantic WW2 Italian Infantry. These are painted up as Bersaglieri in the North African Campaign. The set comes with several head/headgear options, as well as arm/weapon combinations.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Had a great time today at the Veterans Museum in Chehalis, Washington. One of our gaming buddies is a member at the museum which allows us to use their conference area for a game day. I've posted this game day before along with photos of the awesome collection they have. It's a privately owned and funded museum and all of the artifacts are donated and have a connection with service members from Washington State.
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Another group of Warlord Games/ Wargames Factory AWI plastics. This time a few Hessians from a couple of sprues off of ebay. I had ordered the infantry sprue, but was sent the command sprue by mistake. The seller kindly let me keep the command sprue and sent the infantry sprue too. With the two sprues I was able to build a small 12-man force of Hessians in skirmish order.
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Playtested my buddy's "The Sand Pebbles" game today at his awesome bunker. All the figures, watercraft and terrain (including the bamboo rope boom) were made/painted by him.
|Start of the game - I ran part of the Chinese forces - a mix of regulars and militia.|
|Chinese militia in the foreground malingering on a dock, but ready to board the sampans to render assistance to the tied up junks.|
|US gunboat "The San Pablo" crewed with 3" gun, Lewis guns and BAR's.|
|San Pablo moving fearlessly into a boom of Chinese junks and bamboo rope.|
|Chinese junks with 9 pounder cannon crews already killed off after taking fire from the San Pablo.|
|There were Chinese regulars on either side of the river, but their small arms were out of range.|
|Boarding action by the San Pablo crew having wiped out the Chinese crew.|
|Some Chinese regulars and militia in sampans firing on the Americans, but not scoring enough hits to make a difference.|
|Near the end of the game, with the Americans ready to cut the rope boom. It was called a US victory as the San Pablo still had most of her crew and armed with superior weapons.|
|Entrance to the bunker|
|Fully heated/AC with latrine.|
|An Iwo Jima diorama in 54mm he has - a buddy of his gave it to him for safekeeping.|
Monday, April 11, 2022
Picked up a sprue of 10 figures off of ebay for about $8, just to see how they look. They're a bit lanky looking, and some of the details are sculpted in lower relief than other makes. Still not too bad to flesh out a skirmish game.
Friday, April 8, 2022
Playtested my buddy's Black Powder Tyrolean Rebellion game today. It's actually the second time playtesting this game. He's hosting it at next month's Enfilade convention. It was originally supposed to happen in 2020, but the lockdown prevented this. He also didn't have time to prepare for it at last September's convention as he was deployed the earlier part of the year. All of the figures and scratch-built terrain are his.
|A unit of Bavarians occupying the high ground after destroying a Tyrolean unit - the Bavarians then turned about and faced another Tyrolean unit below them.|
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Added a few more commanders for ECW or TYW games. The one on the round base is a Warlord Games figure I got along with the bundle of figures from my buddy a few months ago. In fact, he was painted a while ago, but first time posted here. The three others are TAG figures which was added to an order with some of their Ottoman Turk figures for a project down the road.