Friday, 24 March 2017

24th March - 20th March Bolt Action vs The Youngest


Arwen and I managed to get another game in this week, though we did have to break it up over two nights. It's been a while since we got a game of Bolt Action and I've been feeling like getting it on the table for the last few weeks so that's what we went with. We decided to play a scenario that required us to hold five objective points spread across the table.


 




The first turn was mostly the two of us moving up into position although I did manage to hit her M13/40 with a glancing shot pinning it down slightly.



The second turn the firing really began with most of our heavier guns and fire teams beginning to attempt to pin each other down. Several units did pick up a few pin markers here and there but most of the fire was ineffectual.


Shaking off their shock from the large German shell that rattled their tank the Italians returned fire but failed to hit the Hetzer, though they did mange to pin down the nearby unit of German Grenadiers stopping the men and more importantly their panzerfaust from getting to close to their vehicle. Unfortunately the Italian's were then taken out by the return fire from the German vehicle. With that flank now relatively secure the German's began to push toward the centre heading for the objectives while suppressing the distant Italian units.



While having to deal with some fire from the Italian Autoblinda the German's continued their push across the river cutting down the Italian machine gun team. A brave squad of Grenadiers then pushed up the hill cresting the top and opening fire with their panzerfaust destroying the Italian Armoured Car.

The final Italian squad finally entered the battle after quite a bit of delay, though it was possibly going to be too little too late. While the Grenadiers on the hill came under some heavy fire and began to take casualties they managed to rally and hold their position. Several units under both commands began to suffer the effects of the engagement going down rather than attempting their assigned orders.










The final turn proved too much for the Italian morale and though they were able to prevent the Germans from gaining any further ground.










It was another really tight game and while I did manage a clear victory this time Arwen had me play quite cautiously over several turns. I've got another 4 squads of German on the painting table at the moment including one unit of Kriegsmarines and I'm toying with the idea of a larger multi player game in the near future.