Wednesday, 7 May 2014

First game of Bolt Action


Sherman awaiting its untimely fate - nice Bolt Action model with assorted stowage.

Mike invited me to join him for a game of Bolt Action WW2 rules at the NWS on Wednesday night.  Now I have played a bit of WW2 in the past few years with a number of different rule sets namely Kampfruppe Normandy, Battlegroup Overlord and Chain of Command.  They are three rule systems I quite like.

However Mike has been playing a bit of Bolt Action and they do seam to be the rule set of choice at the moment around Perth.

Small game with a 1000 points a side of which Mike was kind enough to make up both lists.

American GI's inspect the ruins.  Blacktree Yanks from the brush of the talented Paul Darnell
 and wonderful buildings from the very clever Lev V!  Love the upturned furniture and brick dust.
In all the excitement I took very few pictures but a mighty lot of fun was had!  We enjoyed the game whilst working through the rule system and despite having to hunt down rule explanations in various parts of the book for the same thing (morale anyone???) we did have quite a laugh.

Mighty American victory in the end.  Good job Captain Chuck!

Everyone is happy on the "Ronson" ...that is until Mike has a spree of
sixes and brews this baby up pretty quickly
 Looking forward to another game as this plays well in a short period of time, does not require hundreds of figures and models and most importantly of all, was a fun game.


  1. The Sherman did look good and from the noise you guys were making you were sure having fun.

    1. It was a good game. Very simple rules and probably not for everyone who plays WW2 however Mike and I had an enjoyable night.

  2. Love your beautiful pictures (and mnis, of course!)...

  3. The terrain and vehicle looks superb. The red brick building and wall in the first picture is wonderfully painted, who makes it or is it scratch built?

    1. Thanks Pat - buildings all scratch built by the very, very talented Lev V. He has made quite a few of these and the boys at the club are quite chuffed with them. I can proudly say the Sherman is all my work and I have another five that I made up for Kampfgroup Normandy ( now Battlegroup Overlord). Thanks for popping by mate.

    2. I thought I was doing well with four Sherman's but six is going some. Love all the extras on the vehicle, something I think I should have done.
      I think your mate Lev V should go into the property game with buildings like that.

    3. Cheers Pat - I just saw your Shermans and Firefly and have decided I need to go back and add some more mud and battlefield "wear" to my chaps!

  4. Thanks Phil - sometimes it's just great to haul a small box off to the club rather than the massive boxes of yesteryear. Really like these figures.