Friday, June 16, 2017

THE FASCINATION OF THE 1:1 RATIO

It is true: it's really very hard to remake a battle at 1:1 ratio. Yes. Because when you decide to re-fight a battle you know that you also have to prepare 30.000 or even 50.000 paper soldiers.
I moved a little towards little engagements in order to minimalize the work. But the wors remains huge in any way.
I was wondering whether to change the ratio to 1:5; still I don't know.
Surely - and I hope no one will get offended - when I see the wargames boards filled up with 1.000 soldiers representing 30.000 men, well it seems to me like a pick-nick meeting with some funny "sbandieratori" from the Palio of Siena.
So I try to compare some pictures of the same event to give the idea of the differences: here I attach the diorama/wargame from the blog "Der Alte Fritz" (by the way it's really a fantastic blog, full of ideas and passion) just to give an exemple of the attack on the church of Leuthen
Risultati immagini per leuthen wargame
 Top: it seems that the battalion is around 60 figures, i.e. 1:10 ratio (already great ratio!)
Again. in the following picture you can have another example
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As you can easly see, each batallion is formed by about 24 figures, representing around 500 men, with a ratio 1:20.

Just to give you a glance for comparing I attach here some pictures of the same zone of the battle of Leuthen (the attack around the Catholich Church of the village) at 1:1 ratio























 


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Austerlitz 1805 - Pictures of a Battle

I had some time this winter, in Poland, and I used it (also) to take some pictures of an idea of wargame representing part of the Battle of Austerlitz 5th  December 1805.
For this purpose, I used the village of the Battle of Leuthen. Actually Austerlitz occurred in current Czechiam next to Brno in December and Leuthen in current Poland (South West) in December, around 50 years before, so the village were as style and weather quite the same (both with snow).



Friday, May 19, 2017

JAPANESE INVASION OF KOREA XVII CENTURY

Well, in family we have Korean can vs a Japanese car; following this I implemented my fighting in the Japanese Invasion of Korea at the end of the XVII Century.



 The Korean army in front of the Gate of the walled town of Busan (South Korea) is waiting for the Japanese attack. All in paper.

 Top & bottom: the Korean heavy infantry, led by an officer, is ready for fighting.
 Top: Korean light infantry ready for fighting too (the church in the background is from Leuthen village.... sorry!)



 Top: a good image of the Korean Infantry

 Top & Bottom: notice the flag of the town of Busan

Top: on the top of the walls of the town the fierce Korean infantry is defending its Country and the town of Busan.

 Top:  a more complete vision of the defence of the Town of Busan
 Top: the yellow castle
 Top: the Japanese arrived. I liked very much their shape and how they look!
 Top: vision form the top
 Top & bottom: and intense fight: the Japanese are pressing towards the walls of the town.

Top: details of the fighting
 The Japanese Ashigaru are attacking in very deep formation. Will their discipline prevail?
 Top: pitched battle!
 Top & bottom: light Korean infantry is advancing to defend honour and Country.





 Top & bottom: hard fighting. Who will prevail?
 Bottom: the night is falling upon the fighters