perjantai 2. joulukuuta 2016

Bolt Action: Assault on the Mannerheim -defensive line

On 30th of November was the 77th anniversary of start of the Winter War, where Soviet Union started bombing targets in Finland and assaulted the Finnish soil - all without a declaration of war or other warning. This nasty habbit they still seem to have...

It has now become a tradition to play a Winter War battle on this date. This time it was me playing the Finns, defending the Mannerheim-line and Martti and XXX attacking with a division of Russians each! Kalle acted as the umpire (and as an advisor for trhe Russians), Juha played the role of a war reporter. Pictures from all involved are included in this AAR.

torstai 17. marraskuuta 2016

Eagle Rampant: Battle of Virta bridges 27.10.1808

Babtism of fire for my Finns

Battle of Koljonvirta

For the last 6 weeks I've mainly been painting miniatures for the Russo-Swedish war 1808-1809 (after it Finland was ceded to Russia). So it was high time to get them onto battlefield, even if their painting is still mostly WIP. We played the so called "Koljonvirta battle", which is epitomized in Finnish national history as part of Ensign Ståls (Steel) poems by our national poet  Johan Ludvig Runeberg

Some info in English on the battle here

Warning: this AAR includes poetry in Finnish. You have been warned!

Mut toista tuli, törmältä kun täyttä vauhtia
riens' adjutantti Sandelsin, hevonen vaahdossa:
"Jumalan tähden, portaallen, aseihin", huusi hän,
"vihollisjoukon tiedetään täst' yli pyrkivän."
Päämiehelle hän lisäsi: "Te silta purkakaa,
jos voitte, muuten viimeiseen verehen taistelkaa!
Hukassa kaikk' on, taaksemme jo ryssät ennättää;
apua saatte, kenraali jo tulla lennättää."

Sven Tuuva

keskiviikko 2. marraskuuta 2016

tiistai 1. marraskuuta 2016

KoW Historical First GO

Mongol invasion to Japan

Actual, historical invasions by Mongols didn't go so well. Read more to find out, how our "what if" game went...

sunnuntai 30. lokakuuta 2016

MDF Japanese Buildings

New terrain for both Sengogu & WW2 periods

As I'm planning to try out Kings of War Historical with my Samurai era -army and preparing an airfield raid -scenario for Bolt Action, I was fired up to build my Sarissa Precision Japanese buildings, that I've had for a year or so (probably two).

lauantai 22. lokakuuta 2016

keskiviikko 19. lokakuuta 2016

Bolt Action 2. First go!

Top Secret! Finns vs. Soviets 1000p.

Got to have a first go with BA 2. with my friend Kalle. I was playing my battle hardened Finns against Kalle's Russians, so this was a pretty historical set up - Continuation war 1941-1944.