Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Battle at Rinaldo's Rest. Part I.



The scenario was a meeting engagement on the southern edge of The Third Offensive (The Federal Government’s attempt at eradicating the People’s Republic military and their mercenary henchmen).




The forces met near the holding of Rinaldo’s Rest which is also the home of the very first Rinaldo’s Rest restaurant and lounge. Both sides noticed that militia from the surrounding countryside moved into the town throughout the length of the battle and were joined by at least one merc company that was not registered to either the Feds or PRs. They made no overtly hostile moves towards either set of forces but later in the battle, the ECM on several of the Freck’s Freikorps vehicles detected traces of laser targeting as they passed near the settlement’s southern edge.





The Body Rollers, Zaporoskiye and New Israeli regiments scored first blood, taking out several of the Slammer’s blowers in the initial exchange of fire.





“Park Ridge” Dave studies The Crucible in an attempt to come to grips with what has happened.


At the same time, the Zaporoskiye and New Israelis were taking on elements of the Mjolnir Brigade as well as a unit of TAS tanks led by a rogue officer Major Vyktor d’ Thorrez.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Part 4. Cities in Dust. Little Wars April 2014.

Game shots and set-up.







Many thanks to all the participants and the wonderful staff of the Little Wars convention.
Jason, Jim, Tom, Tim, Dave, Vic, Tim, Jaime, Dave P. , Bernie, Gary, Sam, Anne and a big thanks to Dave L.

List of Manufacturers

15mm UK

Acheson Creations

Ainsty

Alternative Armies

Angel Barracks

Antenociti

Armorcast

Blue Moon (Old Glory)

Brigade Games

Citadel 15s

Combat Wombat

Crescent Root Studios

Critical Mass Games

Darkest Star Games

Department 56

Dinky Toy

Fate Amenable to Change

Gale Force Nine/Flames of War

GameCraft Miniatures

Ground Zero Games

Khurasan

Laserburn

Martian Metals

Matchbox

McFarlane Toys

Miniature Building Authority

Old Crow

Rafm

Rebel Miniatures

Roco/Minitanks

The Scene

Tamara

Tomica

Tyco Trains

Woodland Scenics

Part 3. City Fight. Little Wars April 2014.

Carnage on the west side...
The Body Rollers engage the Freck's Freikorps flank...
Griffin tanks guard their left flank...
Terran Union Marines...
Ophelia's Outriders close assault Hammer's combat cars...

New Israeli Saber grav MBTs...
Slammers take casualties...

Freikorps tank destroyers engage the Body Rollers...

And take casualties in turn...
Freikorps and Body Rollers in combat on the Slammers' right flank...
Freikorps Kangaroo APCs...
Freikorps infantry...
TAS grav tank moments before rogue Brigade Generique forces engaged the TAS...
TAS takes the Brigade Generique under fire...
Brigade Generique and TAS...
New Israelis and Zaporoskiye.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Part 2. Fire and Plasteel. Little Wars 2014.

Zaporoskiye units take up ambush positions...
The Body Rollers and Outriders hold the vital communication complex in Mazzengaville...
A Minotaur in ambush mode...
New Israeli Uhlan super heavy grav tank destroyers...
Mjolnir Brigade takes on the Zaporoskiye, Brigade Generique and Griffins...
Terran Union Marine detachment defending the Union Consulate while Brigade Generique and Griffin tanks head to combat...
A bright symbol of civic pride amidst the engines of war...
New Order Federal Army units engage the Zaporoskiye, Brigade Generique and Griffins...

Federal Cataphract MBT.
Looking west down the Via Rinaldo...
And amidst it all, a Chalanek Networks News stringer(the dedicated news crew appears to have perished in an AA missile attack on the way to the battle) reporter interviews a citizen of Mazzengaville...