Whenever y'all are ready chaps
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Dave and Scotty came over the other night for a game of Bolt Action. We are still getting to grips with the rules, so the scenario was
a bit very loose. Basically get onto the ridge on the opposite side of the river.
Dave had one platoon of veteran Germans and Scotty had two dismounted armoured platoons of inexperienced Americans. The photos show the situation at the end of the game.
From the American side of the stream
Only a couple of HQ units left with a slightly stunned M18 lurking by the house on the left. What's left of a German squad is behind the hedge by the grey dice.
From the German side of the stream
The German HQ 251 is down by the bridge, the Lt had debussed to do something or other. The surviving German infantry squad can just be made out behind the wall on the far ridge. The sole surviving American squad have also made it across the stream and are on the right of the picture - the only squad in the game to remain unscathed. A plume of smoke is rising from the far side of the bridge; more of this anon......
The American squad decided to stop for a picnic where a pleasant babbling brook bubbled forth from a spring in the hillside into a pleasant wooded valley.
The cunning German plan.
More cunning than Herr Kunning, the cunningest man in the Third Reich, Dave ordered his Hetzer to go over the bridge and get blown up, thus blocking the bridge and denying the American tank destroyers access to it. The plan succeeded.
The Ridge on the American side of the river
Here German close assaults wiped out quite a bit of the opposition. Inexperienced infantry is no match for veterans in a close assault.
Pleasant Valley Sunday
I've really got to get something done about these river sections. Dave's Hetzer steams gently in the
This M18 drove up the hill, got shot at and did a recce move back down again where it remained on overwatch observing the badly fitted curtain rail in the lounge for the rest of the game.
The pleasant drive up to the German ridge.
The German Force
The Americans (2 of these)
In this game we learned:
- How Bazookas work
- How Panzerfausts work
- How close assaults work
- How HE works
- How to get a Hetzer blown up.
- I shouldn't use the word "pleasant" so much
Not the best of scenarios, but the game served a purpose.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Sunday, 7 April 2013
The streams are TSS rubber rivers. I've had them a while and this will be the first time they'll have been on the table. Like the fields in prior posts I am really disappointed with them in their "raw" state. I'll do some work on them after the game.
Monday, 1 April 2013
60th Foot completed. These were bought painted from EBay (China) and I've retouched them up a bit and rebased them. I spotted those two red sashes on the right hand riflemen after I'd posted this - They are actually the waist belts and this is the sort of thing you have to watch for when you buy from PPS, DPS etc on Ebay.
The bolt action game lasted six moves with the Americans getting thumped. I'll try this again and deploy US Armoured Platoon and three German Infantry squads: