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School of Pompeii part 2

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

The new gladiatorial set by Kaustic Plastik. In the box one body, two helms, two shield and various weapons. So you can build one gladiator of a kind but you have pieces to build two more. You need another two bodies or you can change equipment to the present body when you want to do […]

Centuria tournament

Posted on February 24th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Centuria is a new wargame by Massimo Torriani together with some mates of him. Based on his engine called Operation Squad, they are rules for ancient wargame. You can obtain better informations on it on http://www.torrianimassimo.it. I tried it at Lucca and some weeks ago a tournament was held here in Rome. We were inside […]

A fungus among us

Posted on February 16th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I’m a fun guy because this Ganesha Games’ kickstarter is ended with a bang! $25014 and 290 pledgers. From a small proposal with only 6 miniatures and 1 rulebook to 35 miniatures and 2 rulebooks. And among these, 4 are mounted, and 8 are larger than a 28mm. Moreover, with $100 you could obtain a […]

Last day of Fungi people

Posted on February 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Now or never. The Ganesha Games’ kickstarter is at its end. I followed it since its first ideation to today. During this month I monitored everyday the pledge level. Fightin’ Fungi was a real thing since 30 hours after it was live. It is Kickstarter Staff Pick and 5th on Kicktraq after one day. Here […]

Tales of the Sun Kissed Vale

Posted on February 12th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Exactly 4 days left to the end of Fightin’ Fungi 28mm Fantasy Miniatures Kickstarter. You have miniatures, a new version of Song of Blades and Heroes rules, profiles and rules for mushroom people, and a supplement for Tales of Blades and Heroes RPG system. This will be a 48+ page PDF only supplement that contains […]

Exactly 1 week left

Posted on February 9th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Fightin’ Fungi Kickstarter is entered in its last week. A lot of stuff is achieved. But I want this too! If the backers number would be 200 or more, this miniature is available and free. He is an halfling truffle hunter, Andrea Underoot, and his trusty pig mount, Davey Snoutbottom.

Kickstarter: only 9 days left

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Now we are at $10306 and 162 pledgers. And only 9 days left. We need more pledgers and money to unlock the following miniatures. Even with a low pledge you can pick what you want of the 17 available miniatures. Please, if you are interested, this is th…

More miniatures for the GG’s Kickstarter

Posted on January 30th, 2015 under , . Posted by

16 days to go. Until now, we have reached $8651, the 192% of the $4500 goal. At the moment for a $100 pledge you will obtain 32 miniatures. And more are in arrival reaching the next pledge levels. And the rules in a draft format can be playtested by pledgers. So this Fightin’ Fungi is […]

Song of Blades and Heroes new rules

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

This Fightin’ Fungi 28mm Fantasy Miniatures Kickstarter is the opportunity to taste a new step in Song of Blade and Heroes rules. Together with the miniatures, or with the “only rules” pledges, you obtain: New armor rules – instead of these being just a +1 on the C score, we now have listed when the […]

Fightin’ Fungi is live!

Posted on January 17th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Fightin’ Fungi is a stand-alone rulebook based on the popular Song of Blades and Heroes skirmish game (SoBH). Gamers who are new to the rules will find an award-winning, complete, easy to use system which lets you play a battle in 45 minutes to an hour, and a mini-campaign or tournament in a long afternoon. […]

Legio Palatina reunion

Posted on January 10th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Every year we try to meet with members of our club Legio Palatina who live outside Rome. Festivities brought Luca from London and Paolo from Switzerland, together with Narciso from nearer Canino. This time we officially accepted new members: Gabriel and Jack are our younger generation. Locals are me and Diego. Stuffed with panettone, butter […]

Legio Palatina blog

Posted on January 6th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Do you know I have got another blog? Legio Palatina is the name of my gaming club. We play DBA at most, but we were playing at tournaments with SDS and Anticamente. Well, after a lot of years without a proper website, but a lot of mini websites for tournaments organized by us, some time […]

Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2014 under . Posted by

Another year! Toward the future, looking back to the past. 6th year of blogging about miniatures and life. Like every year I read the last year statements and I found what I was thinking about new targets. Something is waiting to see the light since a lot of years, and more ideas and projects are […]

More things in December

Posted on December 26th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Holidays are an heavy duty so less news on the blog. However I promised to myself that this year I had to spend less time on the blog because I need time to write rules for Ferrum et Gloria. Well, this year I published 86 posts instead of 88. Target achieved… Some brief news. In […]

Pontiarii

Posted on December 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Do you remember where I took this photo? I was in the Ancient History museum in Trieste this May. And this is a bas relief with Pontiarii. While we are preparing the English translation for Ferrum et Gloria, something new is on the arena sands. I’m laying down and playtesting new kinds of gladiators for […]

Stone walls by Stronghold

Posted on December 11th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Mainly I speak about gladiators and fairs. This time I want to show something about other wargame stuff of mine: resin stone walls. The best around. The attention to painting soldiers have to be employed for terrain too. Instead terrain in wargames is subsidiary to miniatures, so soldiers usually fight on a flat surface, green […]

DBA Terni 2014

Posted on December 4th, 2014 under , . Posted by

The last tournament of the year. DBA, as usual. In Terni, again. This time I chose the army list only after a look at the theme. No brush up of rules too. I picked up a list with more knights than other ones. And nothing more. Incidentally it was the Papal one, so I chose […]

Song of Drums & Tomahawks

Posted on November 27th, 2014 under , . Posted by

The boom of a flintlock musket, a cloud of acrid black powder, and the drumming of feet as they rush towards the fallen foe. A knife is unsheathed, and with a few quick movements, the enemy’s bloody scalp is ripped free. Warfare in the Eastern Woodlands of America was one of raids, ambushes and sudden […]

Lucca C&G 2014: Ganesha Games [part9]

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

The last part of 9. So, after some aspects of Lucca C&G, now I’m going to speak about our small experience as Ganesha Games. This year the available space was very small, only a large table divided in three parts. Andrea presented a small set-up with super-heroes for Power Legion. And another one with the […]

Lucca C&G 2014: Miniature Island [part8]

Posted on November 20th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

After the overview of Lucca C&G, now it is time to something more nearer to what we were doing in the fair. This is the wargame area, a drop in the ocean among so many things to see and do. Our macro-area is called Miniature Island. This is a partial view with our stand in […]

Lucca C&G 2014: Lego [part7]

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Nowadays Lego is more common among fairs and modelling conventions. Marketing, films and adult fans made this. We had in Lucca C&G a stand with a free construction zone in Games pavilion and a couple of exhibitions around, with a large area in Family Palace, the ancient palace dedicated by Lucca C&G to children activities. […]

Lucca C&G 2014: more robots [part6]

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

More robots in Lucca C&G: exhibitions and action figures for sale. Patlabor. Waiting for the revamp following the live action version in 2015. Biped tank. A must: Ma.K.s A knight robot with lots of mechanical parts. A Luca Zampriolo’s creation. This year he was a Lucca C&G official guest. Godzilla in a church exhibition. Yes, […]

Mutants and Death Ray Guns

Posted on April 7th, 2014 under . Posted by

Some days ago Ganesha Games released a new edition of the post-apocalypse rules Mutants and Death Ray Guns. Some tweaks to the rules, some new rules, new format and new art. Digital version available for free to owners of the first edition, at a small price for the rest of the world. In a few […]

Of Gods And Mortals – the website

Posted on April 1st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

This is not an April fool! Instead a new resource is available at this address: http://www.massimomoscarelli.it/ogam It is the Of God And Mortals website! I made it, it is approved by Osprey Publishing and it is cured by Andrea Sfiligoi, the author of these mythological wargame rules. You can find on it: news about the […]

Castel Decima

Posted on March 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

A different way to pass the 8th of March. Castel Decima is a nature area near a rural castle at the South-West of Rome, just outside the GRA (the motorway that encircle Rome). Here there was a large, and practically unused, WWII defence system for Rome, with bunkers and trenches. A visit was organised only […]