Dropped round to Rich's this afternoon with a pack of biccies and 750 points of commandos for a couple of, what turned out to be highly entertaining, games of Bolt Action......action!
Feeling a bit D-Day we played Point Defence through a couple of times taking turns as defender.
List for the day was as follows;
2nd Lt Ponsonby-Smyth
RN Petty Officer Polyp (FO)
Cpl Spatchcock (Medic)
A Section - 9 Geezers (Vickers K / 2 SMG / 6 Rifle)
B Section - 9 Geezers (Vickers K / 2 SMG / 6 Rifle)
D Section - 7 Geezers (5 SMG / 2 Rifle / AT Grenades)
Medium Mortar / Sniper / PIAT
The first game saw quite rightly saw the Commados attacking off of the beach and drive inland. Looking at the table I decided early on to go for the centre and right flank. Everyone but D Section, who flanked to the right, were in the first wave and were to "hop" up the ruins, lay down fire and then make the assault.
Rich had a very small veteran force with a Panzer IV, Hanomag, 1st Lt, two five man squads of Stg44s, a flamethrower, medium mortar sniper and medic. Early doors this didn't give me too much to shoot at. Polyp plastered the centre as the lads pushed up into position while D Section got into position.
Once Rich turned up he sniped off the PIAT and the mortar spotter to leave me to weather his armoured counter-attack and wonder if I shouldn't have hit the right with Polyp and flanked left with D Section. Staying with the plan everyone broke cover as D Section arrived and went all "Geezer". Thankfully the mortar had redeployed and pulled off a stunning shot to smoke the Hanomag.
The Flamm-Mann however managed a decent one-man counter attack wiping out D Section before eventually biting a bullet while A Section moved up and stormed the bridge under the nose of the Pz IV. At the end of turn 6 everything looked touch and go, though it later transpired that I'd grabbed the win with two objectives.
As such I was rather pleased when we rolled up turn 7, until Rich wiped A and D Sections. Ponsonby-Smyth took the right flank only to catch an 80mm mortar round while Spatchcock couldn't quite hold the bridge all on his lonesome. Thankfully B Section were just about on hand to claim the right flank for a very bloody draw and the best game of BA either of us have played to date! :)
|Advancing off the beach......|
|....into the newly ruined French hamlet!|
|Up and at 'em!|
|A bridge too far?|
|Go, go, go...|
|Cpl Spatchcock RIP|
|D Section a la flambe|
|Ponsonby-Smyth. Now you see him.....|
|.....now you don't! B Section look on!|
At the last Rich ran his Sniper, Cpl Spearz, at my left flank in a final attempt to grab an objective for the draw. It was a desperate race as pretty much everyone chase after him including Cpl Spatchcock who'd been garnering himself something of a bloodthirsty reputation thanks to his Sten and Spatchet knife combo. D Section finally brought him down to take the win.
|Polyp hits the bridge...|
|....and the boys pour it on!|
|....re-models Cafe Rouge!|
|Spearz bites the bulletz!|