terça-feira, 16 de Setembro de 2014

WWI Locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Irregular

(Class 422 locomotive - Belgian State Railways)

This time CB brings us a "massacre near the railroad track"!

That's right, this time CB placed a lot of casualties in this dio, all a lot of blood and guts around, maybe with the intention of signaling the massacre that the German army made, when it first entered Belgium, at the beginning of the war.

This is CB's second dio in a row, related to WWI.

This only shows all you guys that the BT blog is in touch with all the memorials that, all over Europe, are related to remembering the centenial of WWI.

By the way, there are some great news coming up!

CB is going to lose is head ( and open his purse...) and organize something BIG, early next year, and all the followers of the BT blog are already priority guests!

Stay tunned!


segunda-feira, 8 de Setembro de 2014

WWI Locomotives & War - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Irregular

(Class P4 locomotive - Prussian State Railways)

Check out one of the dios brought by CB to the Espinho 2014 event, in a winter setting!

This dio reminds us of the approaching frost, however here in Portugal snow is still a rare occurence.

There are also a lot of events here in Portugal that celebrate the aniversary of WWI - does this means that CB is going to dedicate himself only to WWI for the next few years?

Let's wait and see!

Great dio CB!


domingo, 31 de Agosto de 2014

Espimodel 2014 - 1st day

First day at Espimodel 2014 photo report.

 The event entry at Espinho City.

Jorge Faria (left), Miguel Mendes (center) and Carlos Briz (right)
And a general view from the table, prepared to play an Battlegroup demo game.

Another view (all miniatures are in 15mm).
An Overlord scenario - D-Day + 1 "Counter Attack at Gruchy"

A 6pdr gun waiting for an target (Peter Pig figures-Kerr & King base an building)

Germans in ambush inside an forest (Forged in battle figures)

Sherman tank troops on the road. A perfect target for the ambushed germans
Road - Battlefront
Sherman's M4 - Plastic Soldier
Sherman "Firefly" - Forged in Battle
(British tanks playing as Canadian troops ;-))

Panzer's IV in ambush, behind an gentle hill.
Panzer IV's - Peter Pig

 Pak 40 guns and german infantry also in ambush
Pak 40's -Peter Pig
Right Pak base from Kerr & King
Hedges (scratch) - Made by João Pedro Peixoto

The Sherman Tanks again. Just check the germans waiting (behind the hedges) for the first kill shot.

Canadian infantry following the tanks.
Figures mix - Forged In Battle, Peter Pig and Plastic Soldier

Another angle from the german troops positions. The anticipation of a massacre.

Behind the German lines.

Again, CB and MM chating.

The WWI warriors


Several people have shown interest in the game.
The game began with Miguel Mendes (germans) against Guilherme Gomes (Canadians - sorry Gui, I forgot to take you a photo) and continued with J. Faria (replacing Miguel).

Next week the second day photo report at Espimodel.
See you soon.

segunda-feira, 11 de Agosto de 2014

Espimodel 2014

A Brigada Tripeira tem a honra de participar de novo na Espimodel.
Irá fazer uma apresentação / demo das regras Battlegroup, que abrange a 2ª Guerra mundial.

Estaremos presentes no certame nos dias 30/8 e 6/9.

No dia 30, contamos ainda com a presença do "mestre" Carlos Briz, que irá expor vários dioramas relativos ao mundo ferroviário na 1ª Guerra Mundial.
Como já é habitual, o Carlos terá todo o prazer em responder a todas as questões, com a sua habitual simpatia e saber.

Para mais info, visitem a página oficial: http://www.espimodel.com/

Contamos com vocês.


terça-feira, 5 de Agosto de 2014

WWII Locomotives & War nº 93 - by Carlos Briz

Vehicles and Figures - Wargames-South

(Class RSR locomotive - USSR State Railways)

Well, at long last CB!

I was almost thinking that you had packed your paint brushes and retired or something, since it has been almost a month since you last sent us some pics. 

On the other hand, this could also be JF's fault, since it is also probable that this guy has kept the pics hidden, and forgot to post them on the blog...I am the only guy in the BT that never forgets anything...

In this dio there are several examples of US-made hardware that was delivered to the Red Army, during WWII.

Although it turned out that the above pictured tank was not very much appreciated by the russian tank crews, that nicknamed it "grave for seven brothers", due to it's propensity to catch fire when it by enemy shells.

This is another great dio CB!

Let's hope the next one takes less time to be delivered...after all, you are already retired!


domingo, 6 de Julho de 2014

American Civil War Locomotives - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Blaze Away

(Class 4-4-0 steam locomotive - United States Military Rairoad)

Now you know why CB took so long to send us new pics:

He was working on a masterpiece! 

Check out this amazing dockyard, related to the ACW!

The Monitor class steamship started a revolution in river warfare, making obsolete in a flash the men-of-war in use at the time.

This class of ships could deliver a pounding and take an usual amount of punches...

Great perspective...

Great job CB!


domingo, 8 de Junho de 2014

Portuguese Colonial Wars & locomotives - by Carlos Briz

(Class 11 1-4-1 steam locomotive - Benguela Railways)

Once again, it is all JF's fault!

Can you believe this guy failed to warn me that this post was on the blogger for weeks now, ready to be "texted"?

These are more detailed pics for a dio that we already placed here, shown to us by CB when we met in Coimbra, last Christmas, and that is full of scratch-built goodies.

The Benguela Railways Company was a private company that explored that Benguela railway line for 99 years (ended in November 2001), and once had the biggest eucalyptus plantation in the world, in order to produce wood to feed it's steam locomotives.


quinta-feira, 5 de Junho de 2014

A Trilogia do Outro Império - Feira do Livro de Lisboa, dia 5 de junho, pelas 19.00 horas

Meus caros,

Hoje, a malta de Lisboa vai ter o privilégio de assistir à apresentação deste fantástico livro, que a excelente e inspirada autora vai realizar na Feira do Livro de Lisboa, por volta das 19.00 horas.

O local será o pavilhão D42, no Parque Eduardo VII.

Um evento a não perder!

Pedro Casimiro

domingo, 1 de Junho de 2014

Spanish Civil War Locomotives - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Pendraken
Vehicles - mix Minifigs and Perrin
(Class CCHNE 030 locomotive - Spanish Northern Railway Company)

CB is back!

Well, did you think our friend CB had retired, or something?

No way, he has been hard at work, and one of this days he is going to surprise everybody with a mega-dio, that will leave all you guys in awe!

But until then, you can enjoy this great dio related to the Spanish Civil War, featuring this great Tupolev SB.

This piece of hardware made a good impression, during this conflict, since it it had a good speed performance. 
However, it seems that it also had a lot of technical problems, induced by the "spit and glue" soviet engineering of the time.

Check out this great perspective of two horse-powered artillery pieces!

Until the end of the first half of the XX century, horses still played a major role in warfare.


domingo, 4 de Maio de 2014

Battlegroup Action!

JMM came to town!

Here you have some of the guys from the BT wargames group, meeting for a "slug-fest", at Marsigor, since JMM arrived in the northern hemisphere and was very eager to organize a "combat reunion".

JF (left) and PC (right) obvioulsly agreed to that, but became very suspicious, since when JMM was very eager like that, things usually became very agitated real fast...

And here you have him: JMM himself!

He is bending over to get a better view of the line of fire of his troops, since this guy does not like to miss an inch...

And, as expected, very soon there was crossfire everywhere, since JMM started a heated argument with JF because of one of the rules of engagment, since he simply did not want to lose one of him tanks...

Here you have JF saying to PC: "I knew it! I knew it!, JMM is always trying to invent new rules when he comes over!"

PC, who is a very calm guy and never argues with JMM about anything, just said: "never mind, let's just let him win the game, and then he will be happy..."

All these pics are a courtesy of Mr. Simão, from Marsigor

Great close-up of a Panther tank (JF courtesy)

Another pic of a new model, recently painted by (who else...) JF.

By the way JF, do not forget to finish painting all the necessary armies to play Impetus real soon, since all the guys, like myself, are eager to start playing those rules!

And stop complaining about all the work we give you, since you, as a civil servant, have always plenty of time to spare...