Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Portable Wargame

Set up a very simple Interwar battle between the Duchy of Volare - Cantare and The Imperium. Simple chess board and 20mm figures. Rules are those from “Developing the Portable Wargame” book.


  1. Tradgardmastare,

    This looks very interesting. Any chance of a battle report?

    All the best,


  2. It reminds me that I need to play a game instead of moping in my shed/barn, while my toys stare back reproachfully.

    1. I often feel better if i just have a wee game on the go to look at,ponder upon and play/leave /pick up as I wish.

  3. Ahhh! The Volare national anthem and the Volare Cantare Air Force Song. In my head all today now.

    I think such a dream will never come back ...

    Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu I painted my hands and my face blue
    Poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito Then suddenly I was ravished by the wind
    E incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito And I started flying in the infinite sky

    Volare, oh oh... Flying, oh oh...
    Cantare, ohohoho... Singing, ohohoho...
    Nel blu dipinto di blu Blue painted in the blue
    Felice di stare lassù Happy to be up there

    E volavo, volavo felice And I was flying, flying happily
    Più in alto del sole ed ancora più su Higher than the sun and even higher
    Mentre il mondo pian piano spariva, lontano laggiù While the world was slowly disappearing, far beneath
    Una musica dolce suonava soltanto per me A soft music was playing just for me

    1. So you know the anthem ,cool! Your comment is a timely reminder to get a few wee planes for the Ducal Airforce.
      I have popped a couple of links below to former posts visual background/backstory to the Duchy and it's opponents-


    2. Thanks for the links - enjoyed! the Pathe newsreel tankettes look like clunky animation Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds stuff, with a dash of Shape of Things To Come with the music.
      I think the Atlantic Bersaglieri Alpini figures splendid, I can imagine them or the Air Force regiments marching and swaying along to Volare.
      Maybe not so much in the case of the Bersaglieri, as I think traditionally they jog trot or run on parade.
      Filmed in the Duchy no doubt? Bicycles, veterans on the run, smoke, flags, motorbikes ... https://youtu.be/plvBRiIZLno
      Or search for Youtube Bersaglieri 59th Nationale

  4. tantalisingly too little.
    More, please!

  5. Yes, more please. I've used the Ancients rules and would like to hear more about the others.

    1. The ancient rules are really fun to play. I would recommend you to buy the books are they are an inspirational read.

    2. The ancient rules are really fun to play. I would recommend you to buy the books are they are an inspirational read.

  6. Salutary lesson for us all - just do it! Thanks for inspiration; and do give us a battle report, please..

  7. Sometimes I just feel I can't be bothered too and glad you are enjoying my post.