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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Wot, No Tanks?

Dave requested a WWII game using Bolt Action, so I organised an all infantry set to for a change. The Soviets had two platoons supported by a Maxim MG and a 50mm mortar. The Germans would also have two platoons, they would be supported by an off table 81mm mortar.
The game would be an encounter, both sides advancing on a small settlement on a crossroad, both forces would begin off table, rolling against their morale to enter when an order dice was drawn, both sides where classed has regulars.
The initial turns saw both sides advancing on the village and both trying to out flank each other.
First blood went to the Germans, with the mortar taking out the Soviet MG with its first round.
Although the Germans had the best of the order dice draw sequence and some fine shooting dice results they never seemed able to do enough to capitalise on this. The game was evenly balanced though with both sides being on the cusp of winning, at the end of turn six both sides were still contesting control of the settlement, but with the Soviets having destroyed two German squads to the Germans one and another squad down to two men, victory was awarded to Davich's men.
If it had gone to a turn seven the result could have swung the other way, so finely balanced was the game.
Next weeks game will be here at OHQ again, a Spanish Civil War action using Rapid Fire rules, this will be another all infantry affair.

Hasta la vista.

11 comments:

  1. A really tense, close game which could easily have gone the other way!

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    1. Indeed it was, look forward to the next all infantry game.
      A short one this, don't see the point in spending too much time on the blog anymore, apart from the few regulars there appears to be little interest in what we do

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  2. Lovely looking game, nice buildings!
    Best Iain

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  3. Thank you Iain. All the buildings except the church, which is an Ian Weekly piece, are Britannia, now available from Lancer.

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  4. It was certainly a change of dynamic and perhaps more typical of an infantryman perspective.

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  5. just catching up on blogs....nice looking game I have been thinking about collecting some WW2 Russians........that was until I started thinking about the Russian revolution 😀

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    1. Thanks Matt. If you go for RCW I have some unpainted Copplestone Whites going cheap ;~)

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  6. Very good looking game and nice figures!

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