The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Thursday, 7 October 2021

Un Paseo Al Sol

 A return to 1930's Espana for this weeks game. The scenario saw the Guardia Civil holding an important rail crossing held up in the adjacent station building with an approaching Republican popular army force.

Coming up in support was a platoon of Foreign Legion with two squads of Moors in advance of them.

This was a most unusual game using Bolt Action rules which are usually blood baths over such relatively open terrain both sides causing few casualties to each other. The game ran to a seventh turn with no clear winner a winning draw for the Republicans being decided upon.
Photos from the action follow below.
The Republicans Advance

La Legion Advance Through The Copse To Counter The Advance On The Right

The Moors Hold The Centre

A Squad Of Carabineros Advance In Support Of The Republican Advance





An enjoyable game, but still lacking the feel for the conflict I get from reading accounts. I am still unable to put my finger on what is missing, food for thought, perhaps the late Robin Hunt nailed it when he wrote in his Military Modelling article, "to really understand you have to be Spanish"

Until next time continue to be careful out there and KBO.


Monday, 27 September 2021

Paraguayan Progress

 I have been steadily (very) painting up both forces since the start of the year and thought it time to have a mini parade of the units so far.

I have been mulling over base sizes and figure count per battalion along the way, the eagle eyed may notice a difference from earlier posts. I have settled on the following, large infantry units in Black Powder terms will be 15 to 18 figures on three 60mm x 50mm bases. These will be Paraguayan and Brazilian battalions who's strengths were notionally 800 to 1000 men. Standard infantry units will be 12 figures on three 50mm x 50mm bases, these will be Argentine and Uruguayan battalions whose nominal strength was 400 to 500 men and will also used for below strength Brazilian and Paraguayan battalions. All nations cavalry will be 6 figures on two 80mm x 50mm bases and artillery bases will be sized for the particular gun and crew.

With out further ado here are the fledgling armies.

The Allies

Brazilians




Argentinians in progress


The Paraguayans




Hope to be at Partizan next month to see the Perry's Triple Alliance Game.

TTFN