Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bolt Action: Fallschirmjager v US Rangers

I played a game at the Glasgow club on Sunday against my mate Ian. He started making a US Ranger force a couple of weeks ago and got 4 squads together for a battle.

3 x HQ SMG
1 x Medic
1 x Sniper Team
1 x 80mm Mortar Team
2 x Panzerschreck Teams
4 x 10 man Squads (Rifles, Assault Rifles, SMG and Panzerfaust)
2 x Tiger Tanks

Ian had the upper hand with the Rangers special rule that he can have all Ranger squads Run as soon as im deployed. This allowed him to get to village before me and defend from the buildings causing me a lot of casualties.

The Fallschirmjager fought hard on the Right with the help of the Sniper team taking a lot of Casualties and adding pin markers to help me. I ended up losing two whole squads in two brutal assaults on one of the buildings with the 3rd squad finally getting rid of the Rangers and changing the course of the game.

The Tank battle was no contest and showed the power and range of the Tigers. 85inch range is amazing for shooting and despite one have the tracks knocked off it they destroyed the Sherman, Sherman Firefly and M10 Tank destroyer with ease.

We finished the game with two squads and holding the same amount of buildings but with the Rangers no way of winning if i brought my Tigers up to village.

Im still loving Bolt Action and learning more and more about the rules as we go.

Next up is a M&T FIW Game were is should have some new Franches de la Marine on display. Ill need to get pics of my  Fallschirmjager but i still have small bits to touch up.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Bolt Action game Yugoslavia 1944

This was a small test for an up and coming game we have for Operation Rösselsprung. It shows some of my Fallschirmjäger that i have been painting. It was a good game but sadly i had too little to hold my position until the relief column arrived. 

Being veterans they held off the Partisans and gave a good fight. In the end they got bogged down and lost too many due to the Partisans defences being too good. It showed us that as the Partisans are defending and the Fallschirmjägerare the advance force we will need to change the points system in my favour a little. We will no doubt get another small game in before we play at one of the shows this year.

I have been working on the graveyard as well and will get pics of it soon.

With me needing more squads i have invested in a lot more of the SS-Fallschirmjäger 500 Batt as  you can see here. I will be playing a game on Sunday against a friend who has just got into Bolt Action. He will have his US Army Rangers against my Fallschirmjäger. We also have some on loan armour from David Imrie which have been painted by Andrew Taylor. Infact David has kindly given me the two Tigers as thank you gift. Thank you David :)

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