WARANGEL TOUR 2001
||MINIMOD 2001 - MODENA
First Italian convention of the new millenium,
organized by the excellent Club TREEMME Modena.
At this friendly tournament partecipated gamers
from Milano, Bergamo, Pisa and Roma. The final
match is won by Niga from Bergamo with Egyptians
versus Andrea from Pisa with Armoured.
Starting from upperrow: Angelo and Guido, the
hair of Ands, Andrea and Niga, Klara, The Goblin
and Lobo, Manu and Pid.
||Manu with Chaotics got a 8 - 12
versus Metallics of Pid. Using radioactive zones
as dimensional doors, Metallics won, thanks to
two territories that were greatly upturned by
nuclear bombs of holocaust and obviously rich of
Behind, note the concentration of Niga that,
using the speed and power of his Horus warriors,
invade the territory of superheavy Armoureds.
Andrea, after his first victory with Monkeys
army, is trying to replace his units but Niga,
with his Egyptians, wins 13 - 5.
The Goblin that wrote his excellent and detailed
review of Warangel on website La Tana dei Goblin
available also on English
Section of this great site.
||LUDIKA 2001 - VITERBO
Visiting Italy for luding conventions may be an
occasion to discover astonishing places: the
medioeval quarter of Viterbo is a real amazing
jewel. Thanks to Claudio and Serenella of Orks'
Lair for inviting me in this little but very
characteristic convention, organized inside the
old walls of the citadel.
Really emotioning the fighting demo with safe
medioeval weapons I partecipated with master of
arms Alessandro "Mantogrigio" Pantani.
He is still sewing up a wound I
"virtually" caused him from righ
shoulder to left ankle. On my side, I would be
without an arm... Uopps! Really a great emotion
to fight in the medioeval scenario: that was
In the picture a demo with the friend of
GiocoFollia Shops (Roma) and with mithycal Conan
Laurenzi. Who visit Toy Fairs and Luding
Conventions, not only in Italy, may know this
wargamer that is very well known by historical
and also by fantasy wargamers. Thanks to Lobo of
Goblin's Lair for sending me this souvenir
||GRADARA LUDENS 2001
In the amazing location of Gradara Castle, on
15-16 september 2001, first presentation of WARANGEL CARD GAME, picked up
by HASBRO Italy for national distribution.
Ennio Peres (historical italian game author) and
son, appreciated this complete card game very
The child said: "But this is better than
Ennio appreciated the concept on the box "A
game of challenge, reasearch and trade, where the
winnere is the one who is able to defeat the
war". Actually in this game you don' have
just to fight opponents but carefully trade cards
with them to upgrade your warriors, block or
unblock each other and create the best alliances.
In this historical game partecipated Ennio, Marco
(Peres Junior), Gianni Cottogni (winner at Wutki)
and Piero Cioni from Bologna that is working on
Warangel Online (the demo i saw on his PC were
Piero won (Artropodi), "blocked" at the
external level for a long time, played an
outstanding return on Ennio (Undergrounders) that
in the meantime has becomed a "living
armoury" for the weapons cards he conquered
.Clockwise at table:, Ennio, Gianni, Marco and
Paolo. Behind: Giovanni, Guido Aprea (he just
needs pizza or "casatiello", typical
cake from Napoli), Paolo and Warangelo visibly
moved by this unaspected partecipation of so high
luding minds. Thanks to Mrs Peres for sending the
photoes of this historical presentation.
WARANGEL 2nd NATIONAL
First National Tournament, played in
Ludex 2000, was won by Alex Leati from Bologna
that now partecipates at LuccaGames 2001 to offer
as a prize the title of Italian Champion. Amazing
4 days that gave me the possibility to
reencounter and meet lots of Warangels from all
At my little stand in Indipendence Bay I had the
honour to hospitate players and luding minds such
as Spartaco Albertarelli (Editrice Giochi) and
Francesco Alfano (Hasbro Italy) that declared
enthusiastic for the work... That is: Warangel
Card Game is now distribuited also
by Hasbro Italy on national territory!!!
Thank to organizers Fabrizio Paoli and Emanuele
Vietina, for their Lucca's official folders where
the game is shown complete with photo, between
logos such as Wizard of the coast and Games
WorkShop... The game was noted!
The morning when arrived the first boxes with
Hasbro codes printed on, I was really moved.
About the tournament, saturday, the champion in
charge Alex Leati won three battles versus Eduen
"Pid" Sangalli from Bergamo
(Centaurs-Aliens: 12 - 8), Andrea
"Sargon" Cupido from Pisa
(Mystics-Sorceresses: 16 - 4), and Andrea
"Ands" Remondini from Bergamo
(Giants-Masters: 20 - 0).
Here the photo of this match. Leftside: Sangalli
and Remondini (Bergamo), WarAngelo (Milano),
Granatello (Caserta, Ludoteca Tana del Drago
Imperiale), Leati (Bologna), Manu (Roma), Giacomo
Sottocasa (Genova) and Tommaso Percivale
||In the evening (blocked by business)
arrived Marco "Vek" Vaccari from
Verona, the best player of his zone: great honour
to Alex that accepted to encounter him next day.
Here the picture of this meeting: Vek and Mrs Vek
(Verona), Alex (Bologna), WarAngelo (Milano),
Andrea "Sargon" Cupido (Pisa), The
Goblin and Manu (Roma), Ands and Pid (Bergamo).
||Sunday morning Vek played vs Andrea
Cupido, in an epic match (Egyptians-Mages 20 -
0), then encountered the big Alex.
Final was Eagles-Templars, the favourite teams of
these two super champions.
While I was continuing the demos of the game with
new gamers, I was captured by the incredible
concentration of the two opponents. They attached
each other, using the flying warriors of these
At the end, Marco won with his Templars and
received with great honour, from super-sporting
Alex, the cup of 2001 Italian Champion.
Here is this titanic final battle, photographed
by the always-present friend DragonPaint.
||A big salute to all friends I meet
or reencountered: Roberto Di Meglio of Nexus,
Luigi Lo Forti of Avalon, Angiolillo, Di Giorgio,
Panicucci, Casu, Maraziti, Baccalario, Kiki,
Salvaderi of BluesBrothers, Capobianco of Tilsit,
Elish Group, Obi Ben Sidoti...
Here one of the dinner meetings in Lucca, where
pops up Guido Aprea (from Napoli) and his Special
Mention for Italian version of Medina, Manu and
The Goblin (Roma), Ands e Pid (Bergamo),
WarAngelo (Milano), Sargon and Klara (Pisa),
Mario (Genova). A great encounter of Italian
We really had a lot of good time! And you?