Happy New Year!

Another year! Toward the future, looking back to the past, blogging about miniatures and life.

The 2018 was the year where I tried to put posts about what I did during 2016, 2017 and 2018. We have now reached only almost a 6 months late. In a world based on instant media it is a little weird but this place is my personal journal and I’m happy with it. Posts are a fun thing to do, but it is all time that I subtract to rules writing and gaming. So I will continue with a schedule of just a couple of posts every month, with scarce text, because texts means time to write them.

My programmes for the new year is to publish in English my sequel for Palaeo Diet and to work on FeG II. In April I hope that my new adventure for Katakumbas roleplay will be out. I hope to have fun. Enjoy 2019!

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Roma Wargame 2018

Another edition of Roma Wargame convention at Angelicum.

Mixed with a periodic fair for postcards, coins, medals collectors.


Even for us wargame collectors there was something. As painting services, miniature vendors.

Soldiers but of a different kind: 54mm for collectors. Wonder how they don’t think to play with them.


Even bigger: customised 1/6. I understand why they don’t think to play with them.




Something that we are used more: wargame tables.



A big, and partially playable, Ostia scenario.





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San Giovanni underground

Rome lacks of undergrounds. We waited for this stop too many years. At the last! San Giovanni underground stop is now the best station in Rome. There is a small museum on the walls with materials recuperated during the diggings. Moreover on the walls are signed the soil levels of the area. You can go from actual era to primitive times, a voyage in history inside the trip to your destination. All roads lead to Rome.





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Reunion, comics, Terni and Canino

Some different things under one post.

Another visit to Terni in Antani comicbook store. Palumbo was here again then he sketched for the public.

The day after we went to visit Narciso at his home in Canino. He is one of the members of our old club Legio Palatina. In the meantime a marathon was held under the windows of it. A little bit noisy is living next to the finish line. However we playtested SellSwords, eat pizza, and then playtested Palaeo Diet. No, pizza is not an allowed food in the Palaeo Diet.




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Play 2018: our games

But what we did here? If it’s name is Play, then we played a lot.

Together with some mates of mine from Rome I tried some games as this confused one about pirates. I arrived at the 2nd place on 5 players even if I didn’t understand all the rules.

A game about our feelings and what others know about them. Played by a bunch of rude mates. Fun.

Tex Willer is an Italian western comic. I remember that when I was a child I played with another game based on Tex. This one it’s not so memorable.

Public playtest for a futuristic race game. Futuristic issue, I think.

Memoir ’44 in Normandy. A simple game with strategy. I destroyed the invaders. Next please.

An area was dedicated to 2D wargames. I tasted the water of 3 solitaire games about bombing Germany in WWII. At the end I bought a solitaire game about defending Germany from bombers in WWII. A different view.

While I was playing around, watching gladiators, visiting stands, speaking with friends and all this kinds of occupations, Andrea was mastering a Brazilian roleplay game that he translated in Italian. And in the free time playtested the witch hunt. Moreover he felt bad and vomited in the toilet. But those is another story. However, after Lucca Comics & Games, Play Modena is the annual appointment that I don’t want to miss anymore.





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Play 2018: gladiators

Some live role players were around Play Modena. But the really great thing was to watch some gladiatorial fights by local Ars Dimicandi section. Moreover I follow a lesson on Medieval knife combat, with kinds of move, countermove and counter-counter move. I was distracted by other things so I couldn’t stay here to watch all, damn! I want to live more living history combat experiences.






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Play 2018: mechas

Even in a convention based on boardgames, and games in general, you can find something different as mecha models made by artisans as Kallamity. Moreover this was the first time that I saw Dust models in a stand. I like 1946 concepts, even if I dislike historical WWII vehicles with legs added. Some of their mechas could be useful for wargame in 28mm, but soldiers are bigger. On the other things, there were a lot of great and extremely big Gundam models but I haven’t the right photos about them to show to you.








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Play 2018: overview

Now I’m in Lucca Comics & Games. A report will follow. But on this photo I was behind the candy store on the left. After two years I was in Modena Play again.

Every edition is better than before. This convention is the best for boardgames, and games in general, in Italy. You can came here to play with new proposal from editors. The modelling area is growing as the miniatures one. For children a pavilion was built. Other areas were for roleplay and 2D wargame. In the open there was space for food, beverages, music and cosplay. I think I will be here for all next editions. In this post a photographic overview of the fair. More next days.















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