Sunday, 1 January 2012

More Italian Porn - Fastapasta, Turn 2



Turn 2 of the Fastapasta game sees action become general. It also sees the French and Venetians reach a single morale chip, having lost over forty during the game, whilst the Imperialists and their Papal allies sit pretty with twenty one. The only way the French can win, but I'm getting ahead of myself: Turn 2.

Whilst the Imperial Landsknechts attempt to evict the Swiss from 'the outpost', with little success,..........

.......the Venetians begin to cross the bog and stream to the flank of the Imperial camp......

.....and the French and Venetian main force storm the outer defences.


 After a fierce fight the Landsknechts force the Swiss out of 'the outpost' but are spent in doing so. Meanwhile the Swiss have rallied several UI losses and are ready to renew the assault.

Note the Genitor cavalry which has worked behind the Swiss and is harassing them at every opportunity.
Then, to make matters worse, the Imperial commander is killed trying to rally the Imperialist pike - all of his units are vexed.











The French turn a Group March and there Venetian command moves into position.....

........and then almost immediately turn Chow Bella - they declare it as a melee card for the French pike and Landsknechts.







"Here they come!"

In a series of dashing melees the french and Landsknechts storm and penetrate the defences. But the Venetians are held.









The French pike push on into the camp. Advancing uphill into the reserve Spanish coronela they receive a crashing volley of arquebus fire that the French will find hard to rally.

At 'the outpost' things go badly for the Imperialists - the Landsknechts break.

Things are not going well for the French either, the Venetian pike is forced back from the works then showered with arquebus fire until it falls back in great disorder.



So endeth Turn 2. The French are breaking into the camp everywhere, but they have expended so many morale chips in UI losses, and UI rallies, that they must win just about everything from now on without failing army morale checks en route. Here are some general close of turn shots.



12 comments:

IM said...

Why 'chow'?

JAMES ROACH said...

Chow is used for hi and bye.

When you get this card "Hi beautiful" seems apt.

Ray Rousell said...

Fantastic looking game, I just love the figures!

sebastosfig said...

Italian porn indeed. I love it. More please, pleeaaassseeeee.

Rodger said...

Just awesome photos.

Hendrid said...

I'm with sebastosfig on this one. Very cool indeed, and great photo's.

Nate said...

Very Impressive!

Alex said...

Absolutely spectacular images. I am deeply envious.

Just a quick question on models - I particularly love your commander models, especially the French Venetian one in red and yellow, the French flank commander in red and blue, the Imperial chappie in yellow and black, and that rather fine fellow in red and green whose allegiance I cannot identify. They look rather like they're mounted on Foundry gendarme horses - are these off-the shelf or are they your own conversions?

many thanks

Crazy Joe said...

Excellent job. Certainly catches the imagination!

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi Alex,

All of the cavalry are 'off the shelf' except for some added weapon types. The mounted command Figs are Foundry Gendarmes / Landsknecht command pack figs (I think).

Alex said...

Thanks James - now, if I could just paint as well as you...

rct75001 said...

James - this is one of the most wonderful sites I have seen in gaming. There are no better sites on the web for inspiration.

Thanks
Richard