We kept things small as both of us are on a learning curve with Bolt Action, so the table was roughly 4x4 feet, I realised later more room would have been better for me, I set up a small hamlet and as people started turning up the main interest was in the telegraph poles, despite all my lovely work on the buildings. Simon had brought three very large squads of Russians armed to the teeth, two I think had SMG's these were supported by two medium machine guns, the ones with the gun shield and wheels, and a flamethrower, 600 points. Simon likes flamethrowers, I seem to remember him using them to good advantage in a game of Chain of Command, I on the other hand think it is an ungentlemanly weapon however there is now one on the paint tray, just in case.
|I should have taken that ruined house.|
I took the force I had painted up, three seven man squads, MMG, sniper, mortar with spotter and motorcycle combination, I knew right away my squads were seriously outgunned, 579 points, sadly I couldn't even get a dog with sharp teeth for the remaining eleven points.
|The Germans dig in, too cautious, and there is that house, right in front of them.|
|Go get them guys.|
|Time to use the Recce rule.|
|Simon's Russians, very nice.|
I have forward observers and a British HMG on the paint tray at the moment, in the wings are my 'spares' which will be added to my squads to beef them up as this is necessary against those big Russian squads. In the post is the British armoured car, a couple of trucks and those tanks above, next will be more infantry, again to build all those squads up to ten men. The project is endless.